Salad-focused restaurant Mad Greens has finally announced an opening date for the downtown Austin location. After announcing the downtown location in 2016, the Colorado-based chain will open on Wednesday, January 10 at 419 West 2nd Street.
The downtown location will be the first Mad Greens that is cashless, and is further built for efficiency by having a cart to deliver catering orders.
The menu will be composed of the same wraps, soups, juices, and of course salads, though the fast-casual restaurant is adding new grain bowls across the board (for example, the new spicy bacon bowl comes with rice, chicken, bacon, cheese, and spinach).
This is the sixth Austin-area location for Mad Greens, which also has locations in the Domain Rock Rose, South Austin, Lakeway, Round Rock, and Cedar Park.
The recent downtown Austin restaurant boom seems to indicate that places are vying to become the go-to lunch places for office workers in the area, like Google and Galvanize. Mad Greens might find stiff competition from other health-focused restaurants like the new Second Street location of Flower Child (another salad-focused transplant from The Domain), as well as sit-down restaurant True Food Kitchen.