On Friday, October 18, Origin Natural Food on McKinney Ave. will temporarily close its doors and reopen later this year as Origin Kitchen + Bar, a full-service restaurant and bar in the same location. As it exists now, Origin Natural Food is a “grab and go” health food restaurant and coffee bar. The new concept will be a casual fine-dining restaurant for dinner service featuring an open kitchen and full bar. Origin Kitchen + Bar will also feature a separate breakfast and lunch menu with a coffee and espresso bar.
“After 9 months in operation we have grown a strong and loyal customer base, and we are excited to offer them the same quality service with an expanded food menu in a full service restaurant with an open-kitchen concept,” said co-owner Jessica Myers.
The redesigned Origin Kitchen + Bar will offer made-to-order breakfast and lunch, while keeping the same expansive and high-quality coffee bar selection. Guests will be welcome to take their food and coffee to go, or to sit and enjoy at a table in the restaurant.
The dinner hours will accommodate guests in a traditional seated restaurant style. With the addition of a full service bar, customers will enjoy the same locally-sourced food that Origin had originally introduced when it first opened in January 2013, but it will offer a more expanded menu.
“We anticipate if everything goes smoothly in the renovation and redesign phases, we will open our doors again in early December,” said Russell Aldredge, co-owner. “We are hoping to accommodate our strong existing customer base with the counter service style breakfast and lunch, and to bring in new customers with our dinner menu.”