Fresh Potato Factory
Located on Reseda near Vincennes, Fresh Potato Factory serves healthy plant-based meals close to campus.
Owner Shawn Mahdavian, a CSUN Alumni, brought to life a new concept of fresh food. He wanted to eliminate the use of freezers, microwaves and fryers in his restaurant. If the restaurant was going to be called Fresh Potato Factory it had to live up to being fresh. Today, what brings people coming back to Fresh Potato Factory is the use of fresh ingredients in popular dishes like the Veggie Burgers and the Baja Wrap. “It’s the fact that it’s rich in so many nutrients that it makes people crave it,” says Mahdavian.
The level of quality of customer service found at Fresh Potato Factory is like no other. They understand that when you go out to eat, you expect good service wherever you go. “We are a restaurant, people come to us when they are hungry and it’s important to take care of them with a level of attention they expect,” Mahdavian says.
Besides serving fresh ingredients, Fresh Potato Factory uses only biodegradable utensils, napkins and cups. Their mission is focused on the Northridge community and giving back.
“We give back to society,” says Mahdavian. “Whether that’s with a church, a club on campus or a rescue mission, we want to give back to our community.”