South Broadway may be the next frontier for Cheba Hut, owner Scott Jennings shared with BusinessDen earlier this week. The marijuana-themed, fast casual chain focused on sub sandwiches opened new stores on Colfax and Colorado Boulevard in the last year and Jennings plans to grow the business to South Broadway but also in locations near DU, the Tech Center and the RiNo neighborhood.
There is no actual marijuana at any of the locations but the menu is chockfull of pot puns in the names of the offerings that include the Magic Mushroom (featuring Portobello mushrooms), the Power Plant (which is just guac and hummus), the Kush BLT, and the Sticky Icky PB&J.
Cheba Hut launched in Arizona in 1998. Jennings moved the headquarters to Fort Collins in 2014. The company is now up to 17 stores in six states, which offer both delivery and takeout and more often than not a full bar on the premises.