From Triad Business Journal | May 13, 2021: Two fast-casual restaurant chains emerging in the Triad will open locations in a building under construction along a high-traffic corridor.
Vitality Bowls and Chicken Salad Chick will open the 6,900-square-foot building on Gentry Circle at The Shops at Town Center in Clemmons, just north of Interstate 40 off Lewisville-Clemmons Road. The building is an outparcel to Clemmons Town Center, which is anchored by Planet Fitness and a soon-to-open Holiday Inn Express.
Town Center is developed by David Morgan of Winston-Salem and Steve Haskins of Charlotte. Fourth Elm Construction is the general contractor.
Chicken Salad Chick will be on one end of the three-unit building, scheduled for completion by fall. Vitality Bowls will be in a smaller middle location. A 2,800-square-foot end cap with potential for a drive-through lane remains. CBRE Triad represents the building owner.
Vitality Bowls, a “superfood cafe” specializing in acai bowls, smoothies, fresh juice, salads, and panini, plans to open in late summer, according to the owner Theresa Lopez, who also owns the other Triad Vitality Bowls at 3343 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro.
“Our first cafe in Greensboro has been a local fan-favorite since the beginning and we know residents in Clemmons will fall in love with our nutritious and unique offerings as well,” Lopez said in a news release.
Founded in 2011 in Northern California, Vitality Bowls’ menu includes organic items such as acerola, mangosteen, camu camu, spirulina, aronia, moringa, maca, and bee pollen.
Since franchising began in 2014, Vitality Bowls has grown to more than 145 cafes open and in developement.
Chicken Salad Chick opened its first Triad location in 2015 at Westover Gallery of SHops in Greensboro. A second location opened in August at Palladium shopping center in High Point.
Chicken Salad Chick specializes in a variety of chicken salads served in scoops and on sandwiches, as well as other soups, salads and fruit.
Since Publix opened at Peace Haven Village in 2017, the stretch of Lewisville-Clemmons just north of I-40 has become a hotbed of restaurant development, several hot local and national concepts such as the The Habit Burger, Cugino Forno, Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Ketchie Creek Bakery and Cafe, East Coast Wings + Grill, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Frist Watch, Panera Bread and Mediterraneo have opened in the past four years.