Chopt Creative Salad Company, a farm-to-fast-casual restaurant chain based in New York City, has arrived in Birmingham! With roots in reinventing the classic salad in 2001, the salad specialists at Chopt are opening their doors in Birmingham on Wednesday, February 24th at 10:30 a.m. Chopt will offer a variety of ways to order its creative salads, wraps and warm bowls at The Summit. This will include curbside pickup, ordering ahead via app or website, and contactless in-store ordering.

With a focus on mindful sourcing, Chopt combines local seasonal ingredients with authentic flavors from around the world to invent unbelievably craveable salads, bowls, and artisan salad dressings. The restaurant is constantly searching for inspiration to bring to its creative offerings. In addition to its classic and build-your-own salad options, Chopt creates limited-time, seasonal menus inspired by locations near and far.

“We are excited to continue expanding Chopt Creative Salad Co. with the opening of first-ever Birmingham location,” says Chief Marketing Officer Julie Atkinson. “Chopt has grown tremendously over the past few years, and we look forward to continuing to bring our globally-inspired food and fresh, natural ingredients to new customers at The Summit.”

Support The Exceptional Foundation on Feb. 23rd
In celebration of its opening, Chopt is collaborating with local partner, The Exceptional Foundation for Chopt Gives on Tuesday, February 23rd from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To participate, you'll need to order ahead for pickup on the app or 100% of proceeds will benefit The Exceptional Foundation, which provides adults and children with special needs the social and recreational activities they require to promote healthy living, support social relationships, improve life skills, and foster community involvement. To encourage digital sales, Chopt managers will be outside assisting in-person customers with app sign-ups. Chopt Gives donations will only be applicable on orders placed via the Chopt App or

“The Exceptional Foundation is so thankful to Chopt for the opportunity to partner with them as they bring their amazing food to our area. Their mission to build a community around healthy eating ties in perfectly with what our organization is all about,” adds Susan Garrett, Marketing Director. “Chopt's generous donation as a result of pre-opening day sales will help make a huge difference.”

About Chopt Creative Salad Company
Chopt is a creative salad company. Its business: making healthy eating as imaginative and fun as possible. The goal: to develop an innovative menu by selecting the best ingredients and  crafting them into salads that people will actually crave. Chopt travels far for inspiration and then explores locally for the elements to bring the tastiest creations to life. From the classics and destination features, to scratch-made dressings and naturally flavored beverages, Chopt’s mission is simple: to transform the way we eat.

Founded in New York City in 2001 by best friends Tony Shure and Colin McCabe, Chopt has expanded to a family of over 60 restaurants in New York, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Connecticut,  Georgia, and North Carolina, with more to come soon.

Chopt Birmingham
The Birmingham store is located at 331 Summit Blvd, in The Summit development, located near REI. It can be reached at (205) 749-8880.

Chopt’s hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

For more information on Chopt, visit

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