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Doc Green’s Gourmet Salads & Grill: Casual, Custom and Colorful

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If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, you’re keeping company with most who set these annual goals. About 45 percent promise themselves lifestyle improvements to drive down that scale. It’s not an easy task, but those of us in the KC metro can turn to Doc Green’s Gourmet Salads & Grill for one segment of a successful strategy.

The casual eatery at 15141 West 119th Street, Olathe, Kansas, features healthy salads, wraps, sandwiches and everyone’s favorite comfort food entrees. With a variety of sides, including grilled zucchini and squash or mac and cheese, the options are endless at Doc Green’s.

“At Doc Green’s, you can eat as healthy as you want to be. Items on our menu can be enjoyed guilt free and you can indulge,” remarked co-owner Lauren Kuthan. “We have something for everyone on the menu. There’s a family feeling here at Doc Green’s. It’s rewarding to hear this from our customers and even our employees.”

“We know that people want to eat as healthy as they can, and unfortunately, there aren’t many options for them. But Doc Green’s offers great food that’s delicious as well as nutritious,” noted Rick Ozbun, co-owner of Doc Green’s. “We’re one resolution that easy to keep.”

Dip your fork into the dr. caribbean salad, featuring romaine, baby spinach, strawberries, pineapple, grapes, cranraisins, almonds and a light Asian sesame dressing, topped with grilled salmon and complemented with mouth-watering pita bread. A top seller is the steak wrap, packed with romaine, sweet corn, black beans, cheddar, mozzarella, sour cream, avocado, grilled beef tenderloin and A1 sauce in a garlic and herb wrap. Check out the dr. grilled veggie loaded with field greens, zucchini, yellow squash, grilled portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers, red onion and avocado, highlighted by a balsamic vinaigrette.

“When I notice someone’s having a hard time deciding on what to order, I recommend the beef tenderloin entree—eight ounces of filet-cut tenderloin,” shared Rick. “You get to pick two side items so you can match it with our mac and cheese, grilled zucchini and squash, fruit cup, white cheddar mashed potatoes, parmesan-crusted button mushrooms or corn casserole.”

“My go-to for new customers is the dr. fiesta salad: romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheddar, black beans, corn salsa, carrots, tortilla strips and chipotle ranch dressing,” stated Lauren. “You can have the crispy chicken tenders or order the grilled chicken for a healthier option.”

Established in 2006 in Wichita, Kansas, Doc Green’s is a family success story. This fresh, gourmet concept was originally a franchise operated by Lauren’s parents, Tammi and Scott Kuthan. The original franchise-operating company dissolved, but the Kuthans continued and adjusted their concept, growing to four locations in the Wichita area.

Customers can choose from a variety of specialty salads, wraps, paninis, sandwiches, soups and sides. Complete meals featuring chicken tenders, roasted turkey, grilled beef tenderloin or grilled salmon will delight the palettes of the pickiest of eaters.

“We feature a fast casual dining concept. You go to the order taker, select a menu item and move down the line to watch your order being prepared. You’ll receive an order number and our employees will bring the food to you when it’s ready,” explained Rick. “We have a carryout option and express pickup via our Doc Green’s app that can be downloaded from our website or the app stores. You can also use the DoorDash® and Uber Eats delivery apps.”

“The open line means that the food is prepared right in front of the customer,” said Lauren. “The customer also has the option to build their own meal by telling us exactly what they want from our prepared-fresh every day selections.” Doc Green’s also features impressive catering options, which have been a popular choice for small businesses, professional offices or other events.

For loyal customers, Doc Green’s features a reward program through its app. “You can customize your order and select every individual item through the app. Your order will be available for you at express pickup and you miss the line,” noted Rick. “Most importantly, the reward program gives you points that can be redeemed for menu items.”

Both Rick and Lauren point with pride to the ambiance that’s been created at Doc Green’s. “We took a lot of time, care and resources for designing and building our lobby. Our decor features succulents and barn wood from the 1870s taken from a dairy barn in Lawrence,” shared Lauren. “Everyone’s been impressed with the earthy feeling and that we’ve created a beautiful restaurant.”

If your 2020 resolution calls for a smaller waistline or even if it doesn’t, enjoy the family-friendly environment and delicious food at Doc Green’s. With this menu offering, you can eat as healthy as you want to be.

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