Get set for Snap Kitchen, a healthy takeout specialist

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A Snap Kitchen location in Dallas. The chain is based in Austin.

Snap Kitchen, an Austin, Texas-rooted healthful-takeout specialist, is laying the foundation for a large presence in the Philadelphia region.

It's building a commissary in Kensington, which in the next several months will serve five locations including 1901 Chestnut St. (in the former Burger.Org location beneath Aldine) in Rittenhouse (due to open in February); at the former Shirt Corner, at Third and Market Streets in Old City; at the Granary on Callowhill Street in Logan Square; on Walnut Street near 11th; and at 5 Morehall Rd. in Malvern.

Snap announced in August that it had raised $22 million for expansion and had brought in David Kirchhoff, a former CEO of Weight Watchers, as CEO. 

Snap, which has nearly 30 stores in AustinDallasHouston, and Chicago, specializes in prepared meals made with a commitment to locally sourced and organic ingredients. Ninety-nine percent of the menu is gluten free with a vast selection of vegetarian, vegan, paleo, dairy-free, carb-conscious and sodium-conscious options, the company says.

Stay tuned for word on two other locations (Washington Square West and Malvern) and the timeline.