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The Seattle Times has a story about The Organic Coup, described as "a burgeoning organic fast-food chain" founded by Erica Welton and Dennis Hoover, a pair of former Costco executives.

According to the story, The Organic Coup "bills itself as the first fast-food restaurant to qualify as Certified Organic under U.S. Department of Agriculture rules, and serves 'organic air chilled chicken breast' sandwiches, wraps and bowls as well as tater tots and caramel popcorn drizzled with chocolate."

There are three Organic Coup restaurants open in the San Francisco area, with plans to expand quickly - five to seven are scheduled to open in Northern California by the end of the year, with another five in Los Angeles, five in Seattle, and two or three in Portland, Oregon.

Among the investors in The Organic Coup are Jim Sinegal, the former CEO of Costco, and Richard Galanti, Costco's current CFO.

The Times writes that The Organic Coup is committed to "the Costco philosophy of paying its workers well and promoting from within. Entry level workers at The Organic Coup’s San Francisco location, for instance, are paid $16 an hour, while those in other Bay Area cities make $14."
KC's View:
Maybe I'm wrong about this, but I have to think that The Organic Coup will only be as good as its food. I'm happy to eat certified organic food, but I want it to be tasty ... that's got to be job one.