BOSTON -(BUSINESS WIRE)- UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. (OTCBB: UFFC) announced today that it has signed an area development agreement with the Robinson Hill Hospitality Group of Chicago for additional UFood Grill units at 5 major United States airports.
The development agreement follows the successful UFood Grill opening by Robinson Hill at Cleveland/Hopkins Airport in July. The Robinson Hill Hospitality Group has more than 9 years' experience operating airport franchise food establishments.
Dee Robinson, President of the Robinson Hill Hospitality Group, said, "We are thrilled to be part of the expansion of the UFood brand to 5 more major United States airports. Our new Cleveland Hopkins Airport UFood Grill has exceeded our expectations and confirms our belief that consumers want healthier, attractively priced food options in airports and other venues. The extremely positive feedback from our guests was a driving force to enter into this agreement with UFood Grill."
In June, UFood Restaurant Group signed a master license agreement with Hudson Group Retail LLC for UFood Grill units in 10 major U.S. airports. UFood also signed an agreement in July for the development of 35 UFood units with Congusto, L.P. a Texas based company. UFood Grills are also located in Boston's Logan and Dallas-Fort Worth Airports as well as in other traditional locations.
George Naddaff, Chairman and CEO of UFood Restaurant Group said, "We are extremely proud of our association with Dee Robinson, President of the Robinson Hill Hospitality Group, who is also our franchisee of the new UFood Grill restaurant in the Cleveland/Hopkins Airport. The UFood brand has become very popular with travelers who frequent our restaurants now located in other major airports as well. More locations will soon be available in airports across the country. We are very excited to be expanding our UFood brand in airports and other non-traditional locations throughout the United States. Airports, colleges and hospitals are a natural fit and in demand for our concept, 'Where Delicious Meets Nutritious.'"
UFood Restaurant Group is a franchisor and operator of fast-casual food service restaurants, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is led by franchise innovator George Naddaff, who founded Boston Market and led the franchising of several companies. The UFood Grill concept was the winner of ARN's Best New Airport Concession in 2009. Travelers, airport workers and flight crews enjoy having a healthy, nutritious and quick service food option available.
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 assembled 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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