The Mendo Blog

New Soft Serve Flavors!

New Soft Serve Flavors!

In our opinion, the mark of a great chef is when they can transform the commonplace into something extraordinary. That’s exactly what Chef Shiho Yoshikawa from Sweet Rose Creamery has done with the new soft serve flavors we’re now serving exclusively at... read more
Announcing Happy Hour!

Announcing Happy Hour!

We always want to make sure you EAT HAPPY, but now you can DRINK HAPPY, too! It’s summertime, the days are long and hot, and we know our guests are thirsty so we’re launching our new Happy Hour promotion at all locations (except our Santa Monica location... read more
Sweet Rose Creamery

Sweet Rose Creamery

We have the best job ever. Seriously! We get to wake up every morning, go to work together with our friends, create delicious food from ingredients we’re proud of, and serve it to a community we love.  We thought it couldn’t get any better…but then... read more
Foodie Friends: Ugly Drum!

Foodie Friends: Ugly Drum!

Let us start by getting the good news right out there: Ugly Drum is back and they’ve brought their pastrami with them! They’ve also brought house made hot dogs (with fixins!) and papaya slushees for good measure, and they’ll have it all for the next... read more
Mendo: Your Picnic Pal!

Mendo: Your Picnic Pal!

The sun is out, and summer has (unofficially, at least) begun! With the perfect weather we have the pleasure of enjoying in Southern California, there is no shortage of opportunity to enjoy our meals outside, and Mendo has some great options to help you make the most... read more
Foodie Friends: Eko Eats!

Foodie Friends: Eko Eats!

Mendo fans who have been dining at our restaurants for a while are most likely familiar with Chef Judy Han. Before leaving the company in 2014 to start a restaurant of her own, she steered the culinary ship for seven years as Mendo grew and opened new locations... read more
Brea Opening

Brea Opening

After many months of planning, building, perfecting details, hiring, and training, we are thrilled to announce that our newest location in Brea, CA will be opening its doors to the public TOMORROW, April 7th at 11am! We want to thank everyone in the community who has... read more
Local Roots

Local Roots

We are incredibly honored and excited to be partnering with the good folks at Local Roots, a completely different type of farm that’s revolutionizing agriculture as we know it. We first met the farmers a year ago, when they reached out to share their vision with... read more
Thai Spring Roll Salad

Thai Spring Roll Salad

We’re so excited to introduce our latest Chef’s Pick, the Thai Spring Roll Salad. Think of it as an unrolled version of the popular traditional appetizer, only upgraded into a satisfying meal with all the flavors and textures you love in every bite:... read more
El Presidente

El Presidente

Say it loud, and with purpose. ¡El Presidente! It’s a dignified name for a worthy sandwich. If you’re a fan of Mexican food, you’re likely already familiar with this popular style of taco made with thinly shaved pork that has been well seasoned and... read more
Find Your Mendo

soups

Cream of Tomato (GF)
Mushroom Chowder w/ Barley (V)

sides


Healthiest Side Salad Ever (V/GF)

Raw Beet, Ginger & Carrot Salad with Kale, Black Rice, Golden Raisins, Toasted Hazelnuts & Oranges.

Marinated Red Beet Salad (GF)

with Quinoa, Citrus, Green Apples, Dried Cranberries, Honey Roasted Almonds & Scarborough Farm’s Baby Arugula in a Citrus Vinaigrette.


don’t eat your words!

“Good food ends with good talk.”

– Geoffrey Neighbor

The best meals involve lively conversation, and that’s one of our favorite things about being in the restaurant business! Our connection with our guests is the engine that drives us.

Whether you have questions about our ingredients or about planning a catering, we want to help you! If you’d like to share your sandwich requests or give a shout-out to your favorite Mendo Team Member, we want to be inspired by you! And if we messed up, we want to hear about it so we can push ourselves to do better next time.