Farmer’s Road Drive Thur Opens in Chadds Ford, PA

by artfuldiner on June 7, 2013

in Breaking News, Pennsylvania, Restaurant Event

Courtney Rozsas, the 28-year-old proprietor of Lotus Farm to Table in Media, Pennsylvania, recently opened her second restaurant, Farmer’s Road Drive Thru, which is located at 210 Wilmington Pike, Chadds Ford, PA, in a former KFC. The fast, casual drive through restaurant emphasizes healthy, local, and sustainable ingredients in an eco-friendly environment.

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner six days a week, Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. The restaurant has 60 seats – 30 indoors, 30 outdoors – and an operational drive through. Menu items range in price from $6.00 – $9.00 per entrée. Ryan Sulikowski, Executive Chef of Lotus Farm to Table, will oversee the kitchen.

“I wanted to create a family friendly restaurant focusing on familiar comfort foods presented in ‘better for you’ ways,” notes owner Courtney Rozsas. “Chef Sulikowski and I collaborated on a thoughtful menu of satisfying and nutrient-rich dishes using fresh local farm sourced ingredients to create a healthy alternative to traditional fast-food establishments. The menu features clean, fresh flavors along with all-natural organic ingredients.”

Chef Sulikowski & Ms. Rozsas focus on creating a variety of heart-healthy as well as gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. More than eighty percent of produce used by the restaurant comes from local farmers, as well as 100 percent of meats & poultry. Seasonal dishes are available to highlight the regions products & traditions. Menu highlights include:

Stadium Dog – All-natural grass-fed beef hot dog, sodium free sauerkraut, low sodium yellow mustard, rye pretzel hot dog bun (option to substitute a vegetarian hotdog).

Green Dog – Applegate all-natural grass-fed beef hot dog, avocado, watercress, rice cakes, whole wheat hot dog bun (option to substitute a vegetarian hotdog).

Apple Sandwich – Local cheddar, local organic American cheese, Granny Smith apple, raw honey, maple sourdough bread

Beef Burger – Grass-fed beef burger, local organic American cheese, turkey bacon, house dill pickle, lettuce, low sodium mustard, multigrain bun.

Buffalo Blue – All-natural grilled chicken breast, red onion, hot sauce, blue cheese, watercress, romaine, kettle-cooked BBQ potato chip, whole wheat wrap

In addition, children may build their own bento box, with choices such as peanut butter & jelly (or fluff), baked gluten-free chicken tenders, all-natural nitrate-free hot dog, pita chips & hummus, banana chips & Nutella, or apple cinnamon chips.

The Farmer’s Road Drive Thru décor utilizes as many reclaimed & recycled materials as possible. Joseph Nichols of Nichols Woodworks partnered with Ms. Rozsas to transform the former KFC location utilizing old bar doors with original hardware from the 1870s as room dividers and reclaimed corrugated tin to create a drive through covering and burlap wallpaper covering the walls. Chairs and tables are recycled from former restaurants then whitewashed and burned for a rustic look.

Terrain, a neighboring business, supervised the landscaping, planting flowers and carbon reducing plants bordering the drive through path and the outdoor café area. Further décor for the outdoor area features recycled milk jugs & mason jars planted with fresh herbs that are used in the restaurant.

A large mounted chalkboard proclaims “Know where your food is from” and lists the restaurant’s farmers and purveyors. Other eco-friendly touches include the use of non-toxic cleaning products, packaging, energy efficient cooking equipment, LED lights, and a recycling station.

Farmer’s Road Drive Thru is located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, at the intersection of Routes 1 & 202 in Delaware County. For more information, please call (610) 558-2220 or visit www.farmersroaddrivethru.com.

Bon Appétit!

 

TAD

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