There’s a new restaurant concept emerging in Olathe, bringing together previously opposing concepts: made-from-scratch recipes, the blazing speed and convenience of “fast food”, and employees making living wages. Mix all that together and top it with a business culture of social responsibility and community involvement and it seems the old saying “you can’t please everyone” may become a thing of the past.
Strip's is scheduled to open in August 2016, at 1110 East Santa Fe in Olathe, Kansas, breathing
new life into a former Wendy's building. “The Wendy’s building is perfect for this concept because it already has 4 exhaust hoods and a large kitchen to allow for the extensive amount of prep work that will need to be done. Our pork burger will be custom-ground for us by Fritz’s Meats and they will also create our bacon. Our chicken strips will be hand-cut from 5 oz breast that are naturally small and tender. We will have real smashed red potatoes with their skins on.
Only all-natural cheese will be used in our restaurant, even in our “Wagon Wheel Mac &
Cheese”. The grilled kabob will feature seasonal vegetables. In our freezer will only be fries
and tots, everything else will be served fresh, never frozen.” All full-time employees of Strip’s Chicken are paid a living wage plus bonuses and insurance benefits. “In this day and age, you can’t survive on $7.25 an hour. It’s just not possible and quality employees will be critically important to the success of this concept.” says Todd Johnson, Proprietor.
“My two passions in life are Food and Family. Strip's is going to bring both of those together in a
way that I think really resonates with people in this community,” says Johnson. This groundbreaking new restaurant is adamant about giving back to the community in which it resides. Johnson remarks “My parents are nearly perfect but not everyone is this lucky. A foster child once told me, ‘Kids like me need lots of hugs’ – and they do!” Strip’s will allow customers to “Roundup-a-Hug” by donating their change to charities that supports foster children and at-risk families. Strip’s will be matching donations up to $1,000 per month.
Hot Baby Donuts will be served throughout the day from 6am to 10pm every day. Strip’s Donut
Robot will create the mini cake donuts with flavors ranging from Lemon Zest Sugar to a S’mores
Topping. Looking for a healthier option? Featured salads will have a choice of Romaine or Spinach instead of Iceberg lettuce. Grilled chicken, portabella mushrooms, and avocado will be options to
replace the burger.
There will be a “pop-up” event at Olathe Lanes at 303 N. Lindenwood, Olathe, KS. 66062 on Thursday, July 21st from the hours of 11am until 1pm. Pork Burgers, Chicken Strips, and Fries will be featured along with Strip’s “Secret Sauce” and Strawberry BBQ Sauce. Everyone is encouraged to attend the event.
In order to help complete building renovations, Strip's is currently fund raising through the
crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com and is set to open in August. Prizes range from getting
tickets to a VIP pre-opening party to becoming the “Strip’s Donut Czar”.
For more information about Strip’s along with links to the Kickstarter campaign check out www.StripsChicken.com
Strip’s Chicken and Pork Burgers: “Completely Different… and Absolutely Better!”