Today’s grand opening of Fork & Salad in Old Towne Orange began with a Hawaiian blessing by Kimokeo Kapahulehua.
Founded in Maui in 2016 by Jaron Blosser, Travis Morrin and Cody Christopher, Fork & Salad has 3 locations: Kihei, Kahului, and now Orange, CA.
“We were completely charmed by Old Towne Orange from the get-go,” said Morrin. “As part of the National Register of Historic Places, it’s been a gathering place for residents and visitors for more than 100 years, and we love that its rich history remains reflected in its plaza, architecture and buildings. … One cool thing about about Orange is that it not only honors the past, but also welcomes the future!”
This fast casual concept has built a reputation on “eat local, eat healthy” – sourcing many of their ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and fishermen. The menu features chef-inspired salads, sandwiches, soups, and other quick-purchase items.
Their glass-front queue is similar to the familiar format of Chipotle, and the line moves quickly! Seating is limited inside, but most orders are most likely for take-out. For those who opt to eat-in, there are a few tables outside – and while Old Towne can typically be a great place to “people watch”, their patio faces a parking lot, so you’re better off grabbing your order to go and eating in the circle.
[Un]fortunately, the line to order was very long and my toddler was not having it. The dishes looked so fresh and delicious, I’ll have to make my way back in soon!