In 2007, Skillet Street Food was born in Seattle, one of the first of what has since become a prototype for the street food movement that has swept the country. Out of a vintage Airstream trailer, we created innovative lunch menus based on American-inspired food prepared with classic techniques and seasonal ingredients. The reception from Seattleites was immediate and passionate. They were drawn to the chef-driven food; the excitement of being a part of a new, energetic, urban experience; and to the intimate involvement through the use of social media that intensified the connection with the Skillet brand.
Since then, the business has grown up. We no longer roam the streets of Seattle from an Airstream but have multiple brick and mortars where we can always be found. We are cooking more Skillet deliciousness every day at our four restaurants: Skillet Diner Capitol Hill, located at 14th Avenue and E Union Street; the Skillet Counter Seattle Center, located in the Armory building; Skillet Counter Regrade, located at 6th & Lenora; and Skillet Diner SeaTac Airport located in the North Satellite.
The original street food business has become a brand but has not strayed from its roots. The thread is still there: great food prepared with care, technique, and the best of ingredients; an innovative experience that consistently surprises and satisfies; and a feeling of being personally connected to Skillet in all its manifestations. We see this as our mission – to continue to deliver on these themes and to continue to find new channels through which we can expand the brand and the family of loyal Skillet customers.