Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes, a popular mobile food truck, expands with first permanent location at Bridgeport Village
TIGARD, Ore.—Nov. 10, 2020—Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes, a favorite Portland-area pop-up turned mobile food truck, is adding a permanent location. Co-owners Jon and Kinnell Steward and Dennis and Debbie Gorton, along with investor Cathy Rottle, have signed a lease at Bridgeport Village. Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes & Salads will open on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Tigard mall at 7403 SW Bridgeport Rd. Hours of operation will be in conjunction with Bridgeport Village holiday hours.
The expanded name reflects the addition of chopped salads to the menu, exclusively at the Bridgeport Village location; Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes food truck will continue to operate with its existing menu throughout the region. Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes was named one of USA Today’s 10Best Food Trucks in Portland in 2019.
A Chop Chop Chicken Sundae comes in two sizes: mini (16-ounce) or regular (26-ounce). Served in a take-out container, each sundae starts with a bed of rice; adds a protein – chicken or tofu in a slightly sweet ginger soy marinade or in a chipotle lime marinade; then includes any or all of the following 11 toppings: fresh bean sprouts, green onions, crushed pineapple, slivered almonds, crunchy chow mein noodles, water chestnuts, celery, coconut, fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and cheddar cheese. Each sundae is then topped with a signature gluten-free chicken gravy or vegetable broth.
“The mixture of flavors and textures is what really makes us unique. We are not a rice bowl or a bento, we are completely our own category,” explained Dennis Gorton. “We talked about introducing chicken sundaes to the market for years, and finally brought it to the people five years ago. Then when we built our food truck in 2017, things really started taking off. Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes has since developed a fan base across the region.”
“Building upon our proven track record of fast portable food we are excited to introduce chopped salads to our Bridgeport Village menu, including a Cobb, Mediterranean, Caesar, Far East, Southwest, and a build-your-own option,” said Gorton. “Having more space will also allow us to introduce a long-awaited gluten-free chicken gravy that, like all of our marinades and dressing, is scratch made in house. We’re pleased to accommodate nearly all dietary restrictions, including gluten-free, vegan, and Keto.”
Gorton is not concerned about expanding during a pandemic, adding, “Because we’re a food truck, 100% of our food is to go already and our takeout game is very strong. We’re looking forward to giving people something to get excited about with our new fixed location. Good things can come out of drab times.”
Learn more at ChopPDX.com and engage with the restaurant on Facebook at @chopchopchickensundaes and on Instagram at @choppdx