Mendocino Farms to enter Seattle market with two stores

South Lake Union, downtown Rainier Square neighborhoods to first experience fast casual in Seattle by early 2023

Mendocino Farms will open two new locations in South Lake Union and downtown Rainier Square in 2023, expanding into Seattle. The fast-casual chain currently operates in California and Texas, and is keen on penetrating the Seattle market.

The fast casual’s “Eat Happy” menu offers a selection of sandwiches, salads and globally-inspired flavors, plus local takes on popular cuisine.

Mendocino Farms’ Avocado & Quinoa Superfood Ensalada combines chopped romaine, curly kale, quinoa and millet, housemade superfood krunchies, succotash with roasted corn, black beans and jicama, red onions, grape tomatoes and avocado. Next, it is topped with cilantro and cotija cheese under a generous drizzle of chipotle vinaigrette.

The “Not So Fried” Chicken Sandwich is another popular item. Made with shaved, roasted chicken breast, Mendo’s signature krispies, herb aioli, mustard pickle slaw, tomatoes and pickled red onions, the “Not So Fried” is served on toasted ciabatta.


“As champions of fueling people to be the best version of themselves, we were drawn to Seattle’s affinity for wellbeing and adventure,” said Kevin Miles, chief executive of Mendocino Farms. “We have a vision to be the foundation for this lifestyle with our nourishing, high quality meals and are having fun infusing a taste of Seattle into our upcoming locations. We want to bring the community together in a space reflective of what they care about, from the fresh, flavorful ingredients we use to the local artwork on our walls.”

Significantly, the leadership team has its eye on the greater Seattle area and scouting new locations.

The Mendocino Farms South Lake Union and downtown Rainier Square restaurants will debut by early 2023. Plus, Mendocino Farms will partner with local organizations for each of the upcoming openings to donate a portion of proceeds to their respective missions.


Mendocino Farms South Lake Union, 2118 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Mendocino Farms downtown Rainier Square at 401 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

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