Standing by for Everytable

Everytable restaurant which is coming soon to 1001 State Street, the former home of Saks Fifth Avenue, J.C. Penny, Wells Fargo Bank, and Crocker Bank, appears to have completed construction. The eatery will be sharing space with Amazon which occupies most of the building. Last February, Amazon announced plans to try to attract a restaurant to occupy the 1,400-square-foot space near the front entrance. The majority of the building houses software engineers who develop content and programming for Amazon’s popular Alexa product.

Everytable is a Vernon, California-based fast-food chain founded in 2015 with locations in Baldwin Hills, Compton, Hollywood, Hoover, Long Beach, and Watts. The Santa Barbara restaurant appears to be the first outside of Los Angeles County which will probably be cheered by the other locations because of the eatery’s business model. The chain changes its prices based on the average income in the neighborhood where it’s located. Customers in low-income neighborhoods pay less than those in high-income neighborhoods, and sales in wealthier areas partially subsidize operations in lower-income areas.

The chain sources its meats, fruits, and vegetables from local purveyors and makes the dishes from scratch every morning. The food is stacked on refrigerated shelves so that customers can grab it and go. If they want to stay and eat, there are a few tables and microwaves. Any leftover meals are given to homeless shelters every day.

On top of their grab-and-go locations, Everytable offers one-time online purchases and subscriptions. The Everytable subscription allows customers to pick a range of items from the rotating menu each week. Meals are professionally cooked and delivered to your door. All you need to do is heat and eat. Numerous investors including Kimbal Musk, Elon Musk’s brother, are backing the healthy fast-food chain.

Photos by The Restaurant Guy

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4 Responses to Standing by for Everytable

  1. Ednsb says:

    Omg the return of the 30s, 40s, and 50s cafeteria.. Do they have rotating shelves? Trying not to be snarky but when I hear the word Musk…..

  2. Sbmizzou says:

    Curious as to the business model related to average income and pricing. So many LA resturant concepts have come to SB thinking it’s like Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Newport, Santa Monica, etc., only to find out we are more of a Central Coast town that will not spend a ton of money on food and we have our neighborhood resturants.

    That being said, it should be a nice addition to tge neighborhood.

  3. Bob says:

    Been in SB since the seventies. During that entire time it was open, JC Penney’s was in the 1100 block not the 1000 block of State Street. Was it there previously?

  4. The Downtown Few says:

    Hmm, I seem to remember our Council (especially Harmon) claiming Amazon would have no impac t on retail business..and that it would be a huge increase of workforce to our downtown bringing additional foot traffic & lunch business to our local restaurants….now, not only is an out of town ADDITIONAL restaurant coming to capture both pre-existing and newly added workforce..she then reverses course and says, retail was already dead due to Amazon, we can only help the many and not the few (The Sentinel article, same one where she claims the credit for the closure of State Street, even though it was a movement nationwide created by the Independent Restaurant Coalition)…yup, she’s the one who should represent the Downtown Businesses…meanwhile, the promenade helps the few and screws the many…but retail was already dead anyways…so let’s just kill the off State Street restaurants while we are at it by cannibalizing their sales and relocating them to the Promenade so Harmon and Murillo will leave a legacy….Thanks gals,

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