America’s 1st Certified Organic QSR Is Giving Sport Fans What They Want

Foodable had the chance to catch up with The Organic Coup, the first certified organic fast food restaurant, once again, but this time at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. On this episode of On Foodable, Paul Barron sits down with the brand’s founder, Erica Welton, to talk about latest achievements and future plans.

We first learned about The Organic Coup in 2016 when Foodable had the chance to visit its first location to learn about the brand in depth. Although the certified organic fried chicken remains at the core of this fast food concept with the fried chicken sandwich still being the favored menu item, the brand has started to develop six grab-and-go retail products that are currently featured at some Whole Food locations in Northern California.

This fast food joint has grown to 10 locations in just a little over three years. However, Welton believes that when she looks back at the brand’s history one day she’ll say that the “breakout moment” for The Organic Coup came once it opened a concession shop at a major sports venue like Oracle Park (formerly known as the AT&T Park), home of the San Francisco Giants.

We’re at the “San Francisco Giants ballpark and of course that was not part of the business plan, not a part of our original thought process...,” says Welton. “but, the San Francisco Giants, they had so many fan requests... requesting organic, clean, healthy food... food that they can feel good about eating… and some of their executives had been eating in our San Francisco location and so they brought us over.”

This lead The Organic Coup to later open at the Levi’s Stadium, home of the 49ers. In the last game of the season— during the College National Championship Game— the brand ended up closing as the No. 1 concession stand for the stadium making $37,000 in just four hours.

Check out the video above to learn more about what sets this fast food concept apart to get a clue to their success!

How These Restaurants are Making Extra $$$ on Saturday’s Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight Night

How These Restaurants are Making Extra $$$ on Saturday’s Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight Night

Saturday night is often one of the busiest evenings for restaurants, but this Saturday boxing fans may be opting to stay home to watch one of the most anticipated boxing matches in history. 

The highlight of the evening is the Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor fight at 8:55 p.m. The broadcast starts at 6 p.m. on Showtime with a 10-round cruiserweight fight between Andrew Tabiti and former champion Steve Cunningham prior to the Mayweather and McGregor fight.  

The national anthem will be sung by pop star Demi Lovato and each boxer certainly knows how to make an entrance. For example, Justin Bieber has accompanied Mayweather in the past. So it’s safe to say, this is kind of of a big deal.

While some diners will be hosting parties on their own, others (who may not have Showtime at home) will be visiting restaurants that are hosting boxing events, airing the fight for theirs guests.

Want to see what restaurants in your area are showing the fight? Joe Hand Promotions outlines the viewing areas by zip code.  

How popular do restaurants that have viewing parties really get? Apparently, it’s not uncommon for it to get packed.

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