MIAMI - Aug. 20, 2015 // PRNewswire // - GRILLiT, Inc. (OTC: GRLT). Ghazi Hajj, CEO of Healthy & Tasty Brands Corporation, of which GRILLiT is a signature brand, is pleased to announce to its shareholders significant developments within the company and its ongoing operations.
Effective August 12, 2015, Mr. Hajj has resigned as CEO and has been replaced by Mr. Henry L. Klein as his successor. Mr. Hajj will remain with GRLT as an advisor. Mr. Hajj will focus on a restaurant and bar concept with the enhancement of the health-oriented new menu through additional brands being brought to the company thru Mr. Klein and his management team. The new brands will be consistent with the quality of its present culinary offerings.
Already, the company has added an operating restaurant located within the Clarion Inn in Pueblo, Colorado and is in negotiations with owners of affiliate hotels for eleven additional seamless transitions to the GRLT restaurant and bar concept. The transitions will allow the restaurants to continue to operate while changing the façade to what will be a signature look making the company recognizable at first glance.
The Pueblo GrilliTs Bar and Restaurant is located in a vibrant and growing community with easy access to nearby attractions including Lake Pueblo State Park, the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, the Pueblo Convention center, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo Motorsports Park, I-25 Speedway and the Colorado State University at Pueblo. The new menu has been enhanced to accommodate outside customers, catering services, hotel guests, hotel operations and banquet facilities. It will be the avowed policy of the company to enter visible and vibrant markets where the signature look will stand out as a recognizable culinary destination.
Newly-appointed CEO Henry Klein stated the following: "I am pleased to be part of what I believe will develop into a powerhouse in the healthy food dining experience. I have confidence that, with the tremendous ground work already completed by Ghazi Hajj on this new concept and product, we will quickly acquire many additional operational locations for conversion to the new bar and restaurant concept over the next several months."
Mr. Klein also stated that he has brought a minimum of $900,000 equity to the company when he assumed the position of CEO, and expects to grow that number exponentially for the benefit of GRLT shareholders. In closing, Mr. Klein stated that he believes adding ongoing and successful operations for conversion to the new Healthy & Tasty Brands concepts will be the key to rapid revenue growth and the long-term success of the company, whose horizons will expand across the nation. Additional news will be forthcoming as developments dictate.
GRILLiT (GRLT) is a growing Latin-Caribbean fusion restaurant concept that marries fast casual to nutritious and healthy food. The company opened its first location in Miami in 2011 and specializes in chef-inspired custom crafted rice bowls, pasta and wraps as well as salads. GRILLiT utilizes domestic growers and delivers healthy cuisine using only fresh proteins, such as never-frozen chicken and grass-fed steak. Restaurants offer an inviting and comfortable atmosphere with an open kitchen and contemporary, industrial design. For more information, visit www.grillitinc.com or www.handtbrands.com.
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The founders of Grillit created their concept on a very simple principle: To demonstrate that the fast casual dining experience and fresh, nutritious home style cooking are not mutually exclusive.