Target is Testing Artisanal Healthy Foods at Their Cafes

In some Target stores, hungry shoppers will be saying goodbye to hot dogs and hello to kale
Target Tests Artisanal Food

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Target is testing healthier eating options at 14 stores.

There may be healthier food options at Target in the near future.

The company is testing artisan-style cafés that serve pizza, kale salads, and pressed juices. The concept is called Freshii and it is currently being tested in 14 stores. Target is aiming to open Freshii in nine stores.

You can usually find Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and other fast food options in  Target’s food courts, but even Pizza Hut is going artisanal. Three stores will sell special Pizza Hut pies including a Margherita and a barbecue chicken pizza. And two stores in Minneapolis will be adding D’Amico & Sons, a Minnesota-based Italian restaurant.

Target has decided to test these new eateries after hearing customers ask for higher-quality food, Tina Tyler Target’s chief stores officer told USA Today. “We think this takes us a giant step in the direction of making a much better first impression,” Tyler said.


In April, Target hired Anne Dament, a former Safeway executive, to be the new head of grocery. This is Dament’s first major change to Target’s food strategy.