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    Maybe General Tso had a Mexican Cousin?

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | May 20, 2008

    Erin passed me a press release that from Chop’t Salad which hailed “the Mott Street Chop with romaine lettuce and spinach, grilled chicken, snow peas, water chestnuts, and savory Chinese noodles drizzled with the recommended General Tso’s Chipotle dressing.”

    General Tso’s Chipotle dressing?!

    General Tso, promise you, never saw a stalk of broccoli in his life (it’s an Italian veggie originally), much less a chipotle pepper.

    Heres is the full release:

    May 12, 2008


    Dani Marks;


    Chop’t Creative Salad Company celebrates National Salad Month

    Three new special salads join the menu

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – All D.C. area Chop’t Creative Salad Company locations are celebrating May as “National Salad Month” with the creation of three new salads. In honor of Chop’t’s New York roots, visitors to Chop’t can try with the Mott Street Chop with romaine lettuce and spinach, grilled chicken, snow peas, water chestnuts, and savory Chinese noodles drizzled with the recommended General Tso’s Chipotle dressing. For diners in the mood for something more tropical; Chop’t has added the St. Tropez Salad with romaine lettuce, albacore tuna, string beans, crumbled egg, olives, red onions, grape tomatoes, and red bliss potatoes with a recommended Secret House Blend dressing. Finally, the Yacht Club Salad with romaine lettuce, hearts of palm, beets, asparagus and goat cheese with Spanish Cucumber Vinaigrette will appeal to guests getting ready for the upcoming summer beach season.

    “When we heard that May was National Salad Month, we decided that we wanted to offer something a little bit different and refreshing to our customers,” said Tony Shure, one of Chop’t’s co-founders/owners. “Plus, with summer almost here, we know that people are craving more vegetables and lighter fare.”

    Chop’t features original and healthful salads and salad sandwiches ranging in price from $5.99 to $10.99, including healthy options like the Chop’t Ten Vegetable with iceberg lettuce, grilled asparagus, green peas, hearts of palm, carrots, broccoli, beets, white mushrooms, cucumber, tomato and corn and the Grilled Asian with spinach and romaine lettuces, carrots, slivered almonds, real oranges, snow peas and crispy Chinese noodles. There are also over 60 salad ‘choppings’ like grilled shrimp, artichokes, grapes, low-fat swiss or walnuts that allow diners to create a salad that’s as “healthy as they want it to be.”

    Chop’t even offers 7 homemade salad dressings that fall under the “Spa” category and are lighter in calories. Dieters can choose from flavorful options like Thai Curry Rocket Fuel Dressing, Tex-mex Rocket Fuel Dressing, or an oil-less Balsamic that has been a Chop’t favorite since day one.


    Chop’t offers salads and salad sandwiches that are “as healthy as you want them to be” with a choice of five lettuces, over 60 kinds of ingredients, and 26 homemade salad dressings. In addition to their Washington DC area locations, Chop’t has 3 locations in New York City, where their emphasis on high-quality ingredients and quick service has earned them a loyal following that includes celebrities such as Matt Damon, Hillary Swank and Sheryl Crow.

    For more information about the Washington D.C. and New York City Chop’t Creative Salad Company locations, please go to

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