Protein Bar, the quick-casual Chicago-based restaurant concept, announced that it will open its fourth Colorado location at 1600 Glenarm Place in late 2014. The eatery's menu includes customizable, high-protein blended drinks, quinoa bowls, fresh-made chili, hearty soups, healthful salads, and signature Protein Bar-Ritos made with fresh and organic ingredients wrapped in low-calorie, whole-wheat flax tortillas. The sauces and dressings are made in-house daily.
Founder Matt Matros opened the first restaurant in Chicago in May 2009 after shedding 60 pounds by following a high-protein diet. His business now has 17 restaurants nationally, including three locations in Colorado; in Denver on Colorado Boulevard and at Union Station, and in Boulder in the 29th Street Mall.