CLEVELAND, OH --(Marketwire ) - UFood Restaurant Group (OTCBB: UFFC) announced today that its location at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport marks a new franchise relationship with industry leader Robinson Hill Hospitality Group of Chicago, Illinois. Robinson Hill Hospitality Group is a premier multi-unit airport restaurant and food service operator of notable chains like Ben & Jerry's and Cheeburger Cheeburger nationwide, as well as a franchisee of Jamba Juice and Johnny Rockets. In addition, Robinson Hill Hospitality Group is an operating partner of Hudson News at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and OTG Management at both O'Hare and Reagan International Airports.
"As a company that seeks out strong brands with integrity, we are excited to enter into this partnership with UFood Grill," states Robinson Hill Hospitality Group President Dee Robinson Reid. "UFood Grill understands the importance of delivering quality product in a time-sensitive manner -- a task paramount to any airport concessions operator. We believe UFood Grill will be a great addition to the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, as well as a hit with travelers looking for healthful options on-the-go."
Robinson Hill Hospitality Group anticipates the Cleveland-Hopkins location to be open by Summer 2010, thanks to an aggressive build-out plan scheduled to begin by early April.
The Cleveland location of the Boston-based "better for you" quick-serve restaurant chain UFood Grill marks the company's continuing growth into the nontraditional airport sector. UFood Grill and/or its franchisees currently operate locations in Boston's Logan International Airport (one of the 20 busiest airports in the U.S. with more than 27 million annual passengers) and in the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (the seventh busiest airport in the world).
"This exciting announcement is a testament to our success in our other airport locations, as well as our commitment to growing nontraditional restaurant locations in hospitals, colleges and travel plazas throughout the United States," says UFood Grill's Chairman and CEO George Naddaff.
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Headquartered in Boston, MA, UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. is a franchisor and operator of fast-casual food service restaurants. UFood Grill offers a healthy lifestyle alternative to consumers in the fast-casual restaurant space and is positioned to become a leading player in the "better-for-you" quick-serve restaurant category. The Company is led by franchise innovator George Naddaff, who founded Boston Market and led the franchising of several companies including Sylvan Learning Center and Ranch*1. Mr. Naddaff has a veteran management team with a successful record in the franchise market. UFood is currently launching a growth plan to franchise nationwide.
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