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Quinoa Chain Eatsa Expands To D.C.

The futuristic fast-casual concept is coming to K Street

Eatsa in San Francisco's Financial District
Eatsa in San Francisco's Financial District
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Just a year after launching in the tech capital of the world, the equally tech-savvy quinoa eatery Eatsa is headed to D.C. this fall, having inked its first lease at 1627 K St. NW.

Born in San Francisco, the automated eatery's Financial District locations are geared towards workers on the go. The 3,000-square-foot sleek setup will house a collection of glass door "cubbies" displaying personalized graphics, popping out a customized meal within minutes (and as fast as 90 seconds).

Customers order off of iPad-equipped kiosks, which means means servers and cashiers are cut out of the equation (though D.C.-based marketing and managerial positions were posted on its website). Based on the careers page, it appears a New York City locale is also coming.

The plant-based and meatless concept centers its dishes around fair trade quinoa. Options include vegetarian salads, bento boxes and burrito bowls, with various toppings and dressings.

Mobile app ordering functionality (and a system that remembers customers' past orders) frees up even more time for the lunch hour--and the fast turnaround helps keep prices low, at $6.95 for a quinoa bowl. Breakfast options like scrambles and spiced apple quinoa are also available.

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