Crisp is a fresh concept in fast casual dining. Crisp offers custom and signature salads made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients (locally grown produce is used when in-season), tossed to order with one of our house made dressings and topped off with your choice of steak, chicken, seafood or tofu, grilled to perfection as you wait. Crisp sandwiches offer the same premium ingredients, grilled to order on bakery fresh bread. House made soup selections change daily and custom pizzas are available in the evening hours. As the Crisp name accurately describes our fresh ingredients, it also illustrates our clean, crisp dècor and crisp, fast service. We hope you enjoy your dining experience at Crisp!
When owner, Jerry McCarthy and his wife Kerin moved to Charlotte from New York in 2005, they immediately noticed a void in the Charlotte restaurant market. There were plenty of full-service, fine dining options in the Uptown area, along with the typical fast food chains…but nothing in between. Having spent years working in Manhattan with its endless culinary options, Kerin missed being able to grab lunch on the run while still enjoying something delicious and healthy. Fortunately husband Jerry had the skill and experience to fill this void. Tapping into his twenty-plus years of restaurant experience, Jerry designed a creative, fresh and healthy dining concept for Charlotte. Crisp opened in the Elizabeth neighborhood in 2007 and has been receiving rave reviews ever since. Thank you Charlotte for extending us such a warm and enthusiastic welcome!