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Mendocino Farms adds Bowls menu, including Smoky Chicken Elote

Mediterranean Chicken, Steak & Shishito Bowls also added

Mendocino Farms rolled out a Chimichurri Steak & Shishito Bowl, Smoky Chicken Elote Bowl and Mediterranean Chicken Bowl available at participating restaurants starting September 14, 2021. The launch of the menu of grain bowls demonstrates the popularity of the bowl category, propelled mainly by fast casuals.

New Mendocino Farms Bowl menu

Through its Bowls menu, the Los Angeles-based fast-casual chain showed its menu innovation, said Mendocino Farms, and the creativity of its culinary team in adopting international flavors.

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  • Inspired by Argentina’s flavors, the Chimichurri Steak & Shishito Bowl starts with roasted, carved steak, layered over ancient grains and tossed with caramelized onion jam and chimichurri, baby spinach, roasted shishito peppers, broccolini, tomatoes, red onions, and a side of grilled lemon.
  • The Smoky Chicken Elote Bowl, is a chef-forward take on Oaxacan cuisine and mesquites with al pastor chicken, smoky corn and guajillo broth, zucchini, ancient grains, and shredded cabbage, all topped with tortilla strips, crema, cotija, pico de gallo, cilantro, and fresh lime.
  • The Mediterranean Chicken Bowl, features, sliced, roasted chicken over cracked whole-grain bulgur tossed with lemon-dill vinaigrette and tahini yogurt sauce, baby spinach, roasted Romanesco broccoli with tomatoes, yellow peppers and red onions, topped with pickled golden raisins and sumac.

No Kid Hungry participation

“Our intention with these bowls is to enhance the adventurous yet approachable flavor experience at Mendocino Farms for our regulars, while encouraging others to try a new creation,” said Jeremy Bringardner, corporate executive chef of Mendocino Farms and a Food Network’s “Chopped” previous winner. “While the concept of grain bowls is not new, we’re bringing exciting flavors together from beyond our borders to create tempting twists on a global menu item.”

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Meanwhile, Mendocino Farms has partnered with No Kid Hungry to donate 25 cents from every bowl purchased during October. The 39-unit restaurant chain has pledged a minimum guarantee of $30,000. Guests can support the fight against childhood hunger with their online orders or by making a donation through December.

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