Origin Natural Food on McKinney Ave. is changing things up a bit just nine months after opening. Co-owner Jessica Myers says that the grab-and-go restaurant will expand the menu and transition into a full service kitchen and bar concept under the new banner of Origin Kitchen + Bar.
As it stands now, Origin's approach to food is preservative- and soy-free, 100-percent gluten- and dairy-free. Meals are packaged for on-the-go convenience. Origins sources locally as much as possible and uses Windy Meadows Farm chicken, grass-fed Burgundy Pasture beef, Vital Farm eggs and wild-caught fish.
The restaurant expansion will begin on October 18, and they will temporarily close the doors and reopen later this year as a "casual fine dining restaurant" with dinner service, although they will continue to offer made-to-order breakfast and lunch along with a coffee and espresso bar. The menu will still focus on locally sourced food, soon with an expanded selection.
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"We anticipate if everything goes smoothly in the renovation and redesign phases, we will open out doors again in early December," says Russell Aldredge, co-owner. "We are hoping to accommodate our strong existing customer base with the counter service style breakfast and lunch, and to bring in new customers with our dinner menu."