This past summer, the wheels began to move on a plan to build a Salad and Go location at 83rd Avenue and Deer Valley Road. Now, months later, it’s official: Salad and Go will open locally in 2021.

“The CUP [conditional use permit] was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission on November 5,” says Kristina Perez, spokeswoman for the city of Peoria. “Their next step is the approval of a site plan and construction plans.”

“We [Salad and Go] are excited about the recent, and unanimous approval, from the Peoria Planning and Zoning Commission, and are looking forward to bringing our drive-thru revolution to Peoria in 2021,” adds Holly Ratliff, Salad and Go’s vice president of marketing.

Salad and Go is a Phoenix-based restaurant chain with more than 20 locations across the Valley and plans for more. According to the company, Salad and Go was launched by Valley residents Roushaun Cristofellis and her husband, Tony, in 2013 when they were frustrated with a lack of local healthy fast food options. Their menu offers affordable salads, wraps, breakfast burritos, and bowls. The company also made headlines recently with a starting wage of $15 for all workers.

Salad and Go is an exclusively drive-through chain with some seating outside. But, the focus is on featuring healthy drive through food options, according to the company.

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