The Monon Food Co. closed its original Broad Ripple restaurant Sunday after the owner decided to focus on his new downtown location.
Tim Williams opened Monon Food Co.—recently rebranded as MoFoCo—in 2010 at 6420 Cornell Ave. and followed up in March of this year with an additional restaurant at 72 W. New York St.
The downtown fast-casual concept, where patrons order at the counter, differs from the original full-service eatery in Broad Ripple.
“It is now that we feel that our new downtown location has manifested the original vision and model of quality and fresh food served in a fast-casual environment,” Williams wrote on Facebook. Unfortunately, this has led to the challenging and emotional decision to retire the full-service model that no longer fits our current and future vision of MoFoCo.”
Williams told IBJ in March, when opening the downtown location, that he was turning his attention to the fast-casual concept, hoping to open more of them.
“Why can’t you use good, fresh ingredients to make fast-casual food? That was always my vision,” Williams said then. “We tried the concept in Broad Ripple, but the space didn’t allow for it.”
MoFoCo’s downtown menu is scaled back from the original in Broad Ripple and features a variety of tacos, burgers, salads and sandwiches.
“Although, we will no longer physically be in Broad Ripple, MOFOCO is just a hop skip and jump away, and we cannot wait to welcome you and share the same great tacos, mac and cheese and burgers that you have grown to love since 2010,” Williams said on Facebook.
In conjunction with the Broad Ripple closing, Williams also said he has eliminated his catering service.