Today we were invited to the grand opening celebration of Farmer’s Road Drive Thru. It is located in the Painter’s Crossing Shopping Center at 210 Wilmington Pike in Chadds Ford. It used to be a KFC there.
Anyway, this is the brain child of Courtney Rozsas and Executive Chef Ryan Sulikowski the fine people behind Lotus Farm to Table in Media.
It was a beautiful afternoon to take a ride down to Chadds Ford and well worth the trip.
The decor is total reclaimed chic. Old barn wood and other recycled materials. Simple, open and pretty. Terrain at Styers provided the landscaping – which is also eco-friendly including carbon reducing plants in the outside cafe area. There is also a drive thru.
The staff was pleasant, knowledgable and well spoken. Inside on the wall was a giant chalkboard listing the farmers and purveyors (and all farms are ones you know or wish to patronize and we’ll leave it at that! I like them ALL). All the meat is locally produced, and 80% or everything else will be locally sourced as well.
Farmer’s Road takes the locavore movement and marries it to a healthy alternative to fast food. There will be traditional fun burgers and hot dogs as well as heart healthy, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, along with seasonal offerings to highlight what is available depending upon the time of year.
I admit it, I am a carnivore so I loved the little slider version of their grass-fed beef burger they served at the grand opening – their grand opening featured mini sizes of their menu items – more than an amuse bouche, so I can’t say that.
They also have sodas from New Hope Soda Fountain. They will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week. Sundays they will be open for breakfast and lunch only. Breakfast will include an oatmeal bar and fun things like french toast sticks.
Their menu is one of clean and fresh flavors – nothing overly complicated and a fresh taste we crave when dining out. This is fresh food served fast, a far cry from fast food as we know it now. I mean think about it, ever known a McDonald’s or KFC that had fresh flowers? Sells local honey? Uses fresh herbs? Uses non-toxic cleaning products and has a recycling station?
They open tomorrow for a regular day at 7 a.m. They are open until 9 p.m.
I think they will be a welcome addition to the local food scene, and I wish them much success as that could mean expansion into other areas. It’s a great idea – and their food tastes as good as it looks! Kids and adults alike will love this place!
You can like them on Facebook too!