Back in October, Zoes Kitchen opened in a former Citibank on the perimeter (Redstone side) of the Plymouth Meeting Mall. The chain started in the south and opened several restaurants in the region recently.
So what do they serve? Here is a description from Zoes Kitchen’s website:
Our recipes originated in the kitchen of our founder, Zoë Cassimus. Zoë was raised in the South, surrounded by her family’s Mediterranean traditions. In fact, her name means “life” in Greek. Drawing from her Greek heritage, Zoë created dishes that celebrate life, health and occasions that inspire sharing with family and friends.
Like Zoë, we embrace the spirit of Southern hospitality, as well as the Mediterranean way of life and the many ways it feeds the body and sustains the soul. That’s why every dish we share with you is made the Mediterranean way, with simple ingredients delivered and prepared fresh daily. Our food philosophy is rooted in one of Zoë’s most infamous quotes, “If it wasn’t food 100 years ago, it’s not food today.”
If you follow the restaurant business, bigger sitdown chains are suffering (such as Olive Garden and Red Lobster), while chains that offer a healthy, but fast, alternative, are growing. Zoes Kitchen seems to be meet this criteria. Bryn & Danes, which has the fast and healthy concept, is still scheduled to open in Plymouth Meeting. Expect that sometime in 2015.