Nic’s Organic Fast Food Set to Open in Downtown Chicago
The Nation’s First Certified Organic Drive-Thru Opens its Third Location in Two Years,
Marking Expansion into The Loop
Nic’s, the nation’s first organic fast-food drive-thru, opened its’ third location in downtown Chicago’s The Loop (180 North La Salle, Chicago 60601). The opening marks a milestone for those wanting a quick bite during the workday, offering an all-organic menu including burgers, sandwiches, sides and desserts. The newest location is convenient to several landmark buildings, such as The Daley Building and The Atrium, and right under the Clark/Lake CTA stop.
With two current locations at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg and in Rolling Meadows, Nic’s has become a go-to destination for those seeking a healthy alternative to traditional processed fast food. Every menu item is certified organic through Quality Assurance International (QAI), a stringent certification process ensuring foods are free of pesticides and other chemicals.
“Nowhere else in downtown Chicago can one order fast food which is 100% certified organic,” says CEO Neal Zeavy, “Established chains offer one or two organic items, but none have been certified completely organic through the stringent QAI organic certification process like we have been.”
As with the other two locations, Nic’s will continue to offer made-to-order organic beef burgers, veggie burgers, vegan burgers (featuring 15 grams of plant-based protein) breakfast sandwiches, salads and shakes, as well as organic gluten free chicken nuggets and tenders, organic grilled chicken sandwiches, organic NicFries and NicTots, served all day.
Additionally, Nic’s features kids meals and drink options including Organic coffee, Honest brand organic iced teas and Tractor organic sodas. “Nic’s is the only fast food restaurant in the country where diners can enjoy a myriad of food options for nearly every dietary lifestyle, “said Zeavy. “We offer low-carb, vegan, vegetarian to gluten-free.” Every-thing is made without harmful pesticides, chemicals, preservatives, ionizing radiation, artificial dyes or colors, added hormones, or the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s).
To be a “certified organic restaurant” a certified organic inspector through QAI inspects every single aspect of the operation,” explains Zeavy. “Every ingredient, certification of each product, food suppliers, sanitation and more - must meet the requirements, rules and regulations of QAI standards for certified organic.”
A quick-serve concept, diners will order at the counter and can then eat-in or opt to-go. All items are made to order, and delivery is also available via Uber Eats, with other platforms available soon.
Within five years, Nic’s is planning for a nationwide expansion in major markets such as New York, Boston, Southern California, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Denver, Phoenix and South Florida. “Once we are done in Chicago with our four to five units, we expect to have 25 units at the end of 2019 and 75 by the end of 2020,” predicts Zeavy.
“We truly believe we are the future of fast food and we aspire to be in most major cities and from coast to coast as the years progress,” said Zeavy. “A bit ambitious, yes, but we all like to think big.”
About Nic’s Organic Fast Food
All our food is made without any synthetic hormones, antibiotics or toxic substances. Our produce is grown as it should be: organically, from the ground up. Our beef comes from animals that have been raised with feed that’s free of the harmful hormones that could end up in your food. And our poultry comes from farms where it is raised in a cage-free environment and allowed to produce eggs on their own timeline. This is fast food with a conscience. There are no artificial dyes or colors. No synthetic preservatives, herbicides and no ionizing radiation. Just the healthiest fast food in the world, pure and simple. http://nicsorganicfastfood.com
Rolling Meadows 2101 South Plum Drive Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 (847) 907-4477 Mon-Sat: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday – 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Woodfield Mall 5 Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL 60173 (224) 520-8249
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday – 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Chicago Loop 180 North LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60601
Mon – Fri 8am –7pm Sat: 9am – 4pm (subject to change) Sunday – Closed