November 18, 2008 // Franchising.com // West Redding, CT, — Sandella's Flatbread Café has signed a contract with J & K Industries to introduce the hot concept to the Southeast Michigan area. Sandella's Flatbread Café is the largest flatbread concept in the world with more than 125 locations offering healthy and delicious menu items based on its famous flatbread. Sandella's recently opened in Hollywood and Orange County, California, and will soon have a location in the Newark airport. There are 400 more restaurants in development across the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates.
J & K Industries is targeting Southeast Michigan areas such as Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Troy for their upcoming stores and hope to open their first location by the end of the summer in 2009.
Joseph Brown, a representative from J & K Industries, says the company sees this move as "An exciting opportunity to be a pioneer in this market with such an amazing new restaurant concept. We are really blown away with Sandella's – not just the delicious food, but the fact that it's healthy. People in Southeast Michigan are going to love it."
Sandella's Flatbread Café incorporates the hottest trends in the fast casual segment, serving fresh, hot and healthy menu items such as grilled flatbreads, paninis, sandwiches, chopped salads, rice bowls and quesadillas – all made with their own delicious brick-oven, low calorie, fat free flatbread. Already ahead of its time, Sandella's menu is trans-fat free and listed in the Weight Watchers Points Guide.
Restaurants average 1,000-1,500 square feet and seat 30 to 40 guests.
Founded in 1994 in West Redding Connecticut, Sandella's Flatbread Café is an upscale fast casual café with easy to execute menu items – everything is made in four steps or less, with no hoods and no mess. Sandella's serves premium-quality, health-conscious and great tasting grilled flatbreads, sandwiches, paninis, quesadillas, chopped salads and rice bowls – all made using their signature delicious, brick oven flatbread. Sandella's was listed in Fast Casual Magazine's Top 100 Movers & Shakers in 2007 and in Restaurants and Institutions Top 400 Restaurant Chains in 2007 and 2008. With more than 125 locations across the U.S., Sandella's is rapidly expanding and shows no signs of slowing with 400 restaurants in development across the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates.