When veteran restaurateur Chris LaRocca and father and son
entrepreneurs Ralph Kalish, Jr. and Powell Kalish embarked
on creating a completely new restaurant concept, they asked themselves why there were no options for truly delicious,
healthful foods that could be served as quickly as their
It sounds like a simple request–to make healthy food taste really
good–but it took 114 years of collective experience and some pretty impressive credentials to make it happen.
So they went to work.
They assembled a team of true experts: artisans that have spent years perfecting their craft. Together, they developed organically dressed salads that are chopped to order using a spectrum of colorful ingredients. They created pizzas with crispy whole-grain crusts and organic tomato sauce. Add to that the fact that all of this is served up really fast in a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. Did we mention that Crushed Red produces very little waste? Yeah, there’s that too! It’s this depth of experience and commitment to detail that makes Crushed Red such a unique experience–one that transcends the fast casual category of restaurants–and why we feel the only way describe Crushed Red is “Artisan Fast.”
Whether you’re conscientious about eating right, or you just want to kick back with a pizza and beer, come in and experience the true artisan flavors we’ve been working on for you.