Our story begins in San Diego.
In 1978, a couple of surfer dudes had a vision.
What if you created a restaurant full of the healthiest and freshest veggies and fruits? What if you brought the farm to the table? What if you made soups and bakery from scratch like you would at home, if you had the time? Wouldn’t people love that? Wouldn’t that be gnarly?
Today, 97 restaurants and millions of guests later, we have grown from gnarly to Epic. And that will be the end of our surfer lingo.
Each day begins fresh. And fresh begins here.
DISCOVER US. DISCOVER FRESH.
BEFORE YOU WALK IN OUR DOOR.
Family farms raise local produce and rush it to our kitchens in refrigerated trucks, within hours of harvest.
Hundreds of cooks passionately sauté, simmer and stir soups from scratch. Mix, knead and bake authentic focaccia and muffins – all from scratch.
Crisp farm fresh recipe salads are chopped by hand. House-made dressings are blended from scratch. Tantalizing desserts are baked to sweet perfection. Real California strawberries are stirred into original lemonades