February 03, 2009 // Franchising.com // West Redding, CT, — Sandella's Development Agent Marc Hughston and franchisee Sudhir Kumar have each signed leases in Orange County, California that will bring two new stores to the West Coast. Sandella's Flatbread Café is the largest flatbread concept in the world with more than 130 locations and opened its first California location a few months ago. Each healthy and delicious menu item is based around its famous flatbread. Sandella's currently has more than 400 restaurants in development across the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates.
The first new location is in Aliso Viejo, California and can be found at the Park Plaza in Aliso Viejo Town Center on Aliso Creek Road. The spot is between Fatburger and Golden Spoon, only a few feet away from Barnes and Noble. This store is set to open in early April or sooner. The second Orange County location will also open in April and can be found in downtown Anaheim on the corner of Center Street Promenade and Anaheim Blvd, directly across the street from City Hall.
"These are excellent examples of the amazing real estate opportunities that are cropping up for us right now," says Hughston. "Both locations offer the perfect opportunity to tap into the desire people of Orange County have to 'Eat right, right away,' which is our value proposition at Sandella's. These locations will prove to be perfect fits for us."
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 for the past two years as well as two years on Restaurants and Institutions' Top 400 Restaurant Chains List. With more than 130 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.