BOSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UFood Restaurant Group Inc. announces a new franchise relationship with I.L. Creations of Rockville, MD for their launch of a UFood Grill in Washington, DC. The first UFood will be located at the United States Department of State facility.
Steve Choi, CEO and President of I.L. Creations said: "We are thrilled to launch UFood Grill in the Washington, DC Metro region. In keeping with the broad Federal Government / General Services Administration (GSA) wellness & sustainability goals, I.L. Creations is partnering with UFood Grill to be the market leader in wellness & sustainability in the Federal Foodservice Operations." Mr. Choi continued: "We intend to open this first unit within the next 4 to 6 weeks. We have a total of 18 federal facilities in the Washington, DC area and it is our intention to place UFood Grill and or UBerry smoothie / yogurt bars in more of these locations. We firmly believe that the UFood/UBerry combination is timely and necessary in its offering of healthy and delicious food for the population we serve."
Established in 1999, I.L. Creations is a minority and women owned small business. Founded by Steve and Leena Choi, the founders apply over 25 years of hands-on experience managing food service establishments. I.L. Creations is one of the fastest growing food service companies in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region today. Annual sales volume consistently achieves over $20 million dollars with more than 16,000 persons per day.
George Naddaff, Chairman and CEO of UFood Grill said, "This will be our first location in the Washington, DC area. We are thrilled to be expanding our brand with I.L Creations and our entry into Federal Government / GSA facilities. Several more UFood Grill locations will soon be under construction across the country. We are very excited to expand our business in government facilities and other nontraditional locations throughout the United States. Large private and government facilities, airports, colleges, and hospitals are a natural fit for our concept, where delicious meets nutritious."
Headquartered in Boston, MA UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. is a franchisor and operator of fast-casual food service restaurants. UFood Grill offers 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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