Torrance welcomes a popular premium healthy dining option to the neighborhood.

Tender Greens was welcomed by a line of more than 80 customers during lunch time at its grand opening at Village Del Amo today. It’s the restaurant’s first location in the South Bay, with 3,941 square feet including a patio.

Tender Greens is known for offering a healthy menu with quality food at an affordable price. The restaurant follows the farm-to-table approach.

Tender Greens officials say they have developed partnerships with small local farmers and ranchers to bring the best ingredients to their customers. Company officials say they opened the Torrance location to not only fill a need, but also to be able to promote current employees at other locations.

The new location is the 20th for the chain. Tender Greens was founded in 2006.

The Torrance location is at 21247 Hawthorne Blvd.