Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Chicago gets its first natural fast-food chain

Fast food has an irrefutable interest, in spite of its unfortunate notoriety – it's advantageous, modest and fulfilling, making it alluring on a few levels. Then again, fast food items are famously pressed with undesirable fixings: exceptionally prepared secret meats, GMO items, pesticide-loaded create and that's only the tip of the iceberg.


In any case, is it conceivable to offer an exemplary fast food menu comprising of burgers, fries and shakes, and so forth utilizing all-characteristic, natural fixings – and without charging over the top costs?

Benjamin Brittsan and his better half Nicolette are wagering on the idea by opening the country's initially guaranteed natural drive-through burger chain, called Nic's Organic Fast Food.

The main eatery will open in the Rolling Meadows suburb of Chicago this February, with arrangements to open 50 more Chicago-zone areas before propelling the chain across the country – if all works out as expected.

Nic's first area is a restored Pizza Hut that will situate 60 individuals inside notwithstanding its drive-through. The eatery includes a mascot named Nic the Organic Farmer – a solid, life-sized super-saint figure in overalls who is prepared to "reclaim fast food from the grip of pesticides."

Brittsan stresses that his items are genuinely guaranteed natural and not simply named all things considered.

From the Chicago Eater:

"The eatery's items have been guaranteed natural by Quality Assurance International… Certification implies the nourishments are free of pesticides and different chemicals. The affirmation is something that accompanies norms and isn't an unfilled popular expression like 'all common,' said Benjamin Brittsan."

For instance, the meat utilized as a part of Nic's ground sirloin sandwiches is USDA-affirmed natural and free of chemicals, anti-microbials or hormones. In any case, the all-natural standard reaches out to everything on the menu at Nic's, including the chicken tenders (produced using natural white meat), french fries and even the beverages, which incorporate natural juices, soft drinks and espressos.

However, don't expect a great deal of low-fat, vegetarian inclining menu things at Nic's. Of course, you can arrange a crisp green serving of mixed greens or a veggie burger, yet the accentuation – as with any fast food eatery deserving of the name – is on enormous, oily meat ground sirloin sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, french fries and soft drinks.

There's nothing especially solid about the BigNic Bacon Burger – two hamburger patties, two cuts of cheddar, smoked bacon and every one of the trimmings – yet the critical thing, as per Brittsan, is the thing that it doesn't contain.

"The natural way of life doesn't mean you're eating any more advantageous regarding the sustenance," he said. "What you're profiting from will be from what's not in the nourishment."

The costs at Nic's are around the same as mainstream burger chains, for example, In-N-Out Burger or Steak 'n Shake, with burgers at around $5 and combos for under $8.

Regardless of whether Nic's can contend with the enormous fast food anchors stays to be seen, yet there seems to be a pattern towards fast food that utilizations crisp, normal fixings.

In the interim, deals at McDonald's and a portion of the other super chains are backing off essentially and some portion of the reason is that Mickey D's and others have been so moderate in getting it together, as far as utilizing quality fixings.

Indeed, one of the features in today's news concerned late testing of chicken utilized as a part of Subway items uncovering that it contained under 50 percent chicken DNA. One can just envision what whatever is left of the item comprised of…

There will presumably dependably be a business opportunity for oily cheeseburgers, french fries and milkshakes, yet it might never again be conceivable to utilize the most faulty fixings possible and anticipate that people in general will get it – particularly when eateries like Nic's can offer items that fulfill those fast food yearnings without poisoning your body with GMOs, pesticides, hormones, and anti-infection agents.