Build-your-own pasta, salad, and wrap spot to open near Georgia Tech this spring

Twisted Kitchen offers meals for $8
Twisted Kitchen's spring salad

Courtesy of Twisted Kitchen

Twisted Kitchen, a design-your-own pasta, salad, and wrap restaurant in Kennesaw, is opening a Georgia Tech location at 930 Spring Street this spring. The 90-seat, counter-service restaurant will be very similar to the original location, serving meals for about $8. “We’ve run into success with students and millenials,” says owner Michael Cohen, formerly of New York Pizza Exchange in Vinings. “With all the new building in that area, I think it’s a good fit.”

The menu offers suggested combinations, but most items include a choice of pasta (or salad or wrap), meat, cheese, sauce, and four vegetables. Cohen recommends the skillet lasagna, bacon cheeseburger pasta, and Mandarin twist (made with chow mein noodles). Everything is cooked to order.

Open daily for lunch and dinner, Twisted Kitchen may serve weekend brunch as well, focusing on Twisted Scrambles, which utilize the same build-your-own concept but with eggs as the base. The restaurant will stay open late night Thursday through Saturday and sell beer and wine.