Urban Plates Adds 13th Location

Urban Plates Adds 13th Location
Bringing Chef-Inspired, Made-From-Scratch Meals to Woodland Hills

Grand Opening Activities Raise Funds to Benefit Valley Food Bank


WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Feb. 5, 2018 – Urban Plates – the fine fast-casual restaurant concept combining the freshness and variety of a food marketplace with fine-dining culinary integrity – announces the opening of its 13th restaurant location
today Monday, Feb. 5, at 21857 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills, California. With an emphasis on serving the highest quality menu options at an affordable price, Urban Plates empowers guests to make good food choices for themselves and their families. Crafting 100% scratch-made food on-premise daily, Urban Plates thoughtfully sources every ingredient, including fresh local produce, grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and sustainably sourced seafood.

“At Urban Plates, we take no shortcuts to provide delicious and nourishing choices for lunch and dinner, and we’re thrilled to bring the concept to Woodland Hills,” said Urban Plates Executive Chef Jim Cannon. “Our ‘seeing is believing’ approach allows guests to choose craveable good food and feel good about it. We forge one-to-one relationships with our guests through a commitment to food education and memorable experiences.”

Urban Plates’ vibrant, line-style layout presents engaging chefs at each station serving complete plates, hand-tossed salads, hand-carved sandwiches, hot and cold sides, composed bowls, and made-from-scratch desserts. Beverages include housemade natural juice Replenishers, Kombucha on tap, and regional craft beers and wines.

With each new restaurant opening, Urban Plates strives to support local communities through charitable contributions. UP Woodland Hills has partnered with the non-profit Valley Food Bank in Pacoima, Ca., which serves more than 180,000 people in need in the San Fernando Valley. Urban Plates will provide Valley Food Bank with 100% of donations collected during grand opening events. Every Urban Plates location features warm, rustic indoor-outdoor dining space, comfortable seating and communal tables for couples, families and groups. Take-out ordering and catering are available online and by phone, with local delivery via DoorDash.

Menu prices start at: $12.50 for a Plated Meal with two sides and grilled rustic bread; $9.50 for Hand-Tossed Salads and Hand-Carved Sandwiches; and $10 for new chef-crafted Bowls. Kids’ Meals start at $7.50. The Woodland Hills’ hours of operation are: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. For additional information on Urban Plates, please visit www.urbanplates.com.

Urban Plates is a fine fast-casual restaurant concept combining the freshness and variety of a food marketplace with fine-dining culinary integrity. Founders and industry veterans Saad Nadhir and John Zagara opened the first Urban Plates in San Diego in 2011 with a passion for serving nourishing food that makes you feel good. Urban Plates provides fresh, made-from-scratch plated meals, entrée salads, handcarved sandwiches, hot and chilled sides, seasonal soups and braises, as well as natural juice Replenishers and desserts. The company’s fundamental philosophy to invest in food quality is behind thoughtful sourcing, which includes grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, sustainably sourced seafood and more. Every menu item is prepared on-premise daily at each of the company’s 13 California locations, including Aliso Viejo, Brea, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Dublin, Irvine, La Jolla, Pasadena, Playa Vista, Pleasant Hill, Thousand Oaks, Tustin and Woodland Hills.

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