(Various food items being prepared in the restaurant.)

Before you walk in our door, local farms rush fresh produce to our kitchens within hours of harvest. Cooks sauté and simmer soups. Bake focaccia and muffins all from scratch. Recipe salads are hand chopped. Desserts are baked to sweet perfection. Before you walk in our door we create a restaurant with a limitless bounty of garden fresh nourishment. All you need to do is walk in our door. Discover fresh.

Culture

Our story begins in San Diego.

In 1978, a couple of surfer dudes had a vision.

What if you created a restaurant full of the healthiest and freshest veggies and fruits? What if you brought the farm to the table? What if you made soups and bakery from scratch like you would at home, if you had the time? Wouldn’t people love that? Wouldn’t that be gnarly?

Today, 124 restaurants and millions of guests later, we have grown from gnarly to Epic. And that will be the end of our surfer lingo.

Each day begins fresh. And fresh begins here.

Each day we aspire to be the place where it all starts. Where it all happens. From the farm to the restaurant to our minds, this is where fresh begins.

DISCOVER US. DISCOVER FRESH.

BEFORE YOU WALK IN OUR DOOR.

Family farms raise local produce and rush it to our kitchens in refrigerated trucks, within hours of harvest.

WE MAKE-EVERYTHING-FROM-SCRATCH.

Hundreds of cooks passionately sauté, simmer and stir soups from scratch. Mix, knead and bake authentic focaccia and muffins – all from scratch.

HAND-CHOPPED. HOUSE-MADE.

Crisp farm fresh recipe salads are chopped by hand. House-made dressings are blended from scratch. Tantalizing desserts are baked to sweet perfection. Real California strawberries are stirred into original lemonades

ALL YOU NEED TO DO, IS WALK IN OUR DOOR.