WEST LOOP — Fast-casual chain Honeygrow is closing its Chicago locations this month just over a year after opening its first Chicago outpost.
The Philadelphia-based chain serving up salads and healthy stir-fry dishes will close its Honeygrow outposts at 179 N. Morgan St. in the Fulton Market and its Loop location at 70 E. Lake St. on Nov. 16, employees confirmed.
The Honeygrow off-shoot Minigrow at 28 S. Wabash Ave. will also close on the same day, a manager at the shop confirmed.
Calls to Honeygrow’s corporate headquarters were not immediately returned.
The Philadelphia-based chain opened its first Chicago location in Fulton Market in August 2017.
Honeygrow’s menu focuses on stir-fry, salads and cold pressed juices and offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free options. And the restaurant’s build-your-own “honeybar” allows customers to create custom desserts using different kinds of honey and fruit.
Ahead of its Fulton Market opening, CEO Justin Rosenberg told Crain’s that the West Loop is an “ideal first location” in Chicago for the brand.
“Chicago has a good fast-casual scene, but there isn’t a lot of fast-casual in the West Loop. It’s an ideal first location for us in an emerging, amazing neighborhood,” he said.
Founded in Philadelphia in 2012, Honeygrow operates more than 30 restaurants on the East Coast.