BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - UFood Restaurant Group Inc. (OTCBB: UFFC) announced today that the company has signed a franchise agreement with The Omni Club, a leading fitness facility in Fort Myers, Florida, which will operate a UFood Grill at their facility, bringing healthy quick service food to its club members.
"We are proud to partner with The Omni Club," said UFood CEO George Naddaff. "We have enjoyed getting to know CEO Bill Davey and his team who have shown tremendous enthusiasm for our concept. We know that our nutrition-focused menu is a perfect fit for health clubs. The Omni Club, led by Bill's expert knowledge of health and fitness, is the ideal partner for us as we enter this new channel."
The Omni Club (www.theomniclub.com) was founded by William G. Davey, a competitive bodybuilder and exercise physiologist. After earning a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, with a focus in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Davey began bodybuilding, eventually winning the AAU Mr. America Title in 1997.
Davey and his business partner opened The Omni Club in Fort Myers in 2004. Three years later, Davey learned about UFood and became interested in bringing the company's healthy menu to his clubs.
Now with four locations (Fort Myers, Florida; Evans, Athens and Augusta, Georgia), The Omni Club offers patrons leading-edge equipment and facilities, backed by a knowledgeable staff committed to helping clients achieve their fitness goals.
"Shortly after I learned about UFood, I spoke with George who invited me to try it with my family," said Davey. "My wife, Cynthia, a 1998 Ms. Galaxy, and I fell in love with the concept. We are thrilled to bring this concept to our customers in Fort Myers. Being fit isn't just about working out -- it's also about feeding your body the right things. I believe that UFood will help us offer our customers the perfect balance of fitness and nutrition."
UFood Grill is committed to offering consumers food that is both delicious and nutritious, with a wide-ranging menu that includes lean burgers, rice bowls, salads, wraps and smoothies. The company currently has eight locations in Boston, Dallas and Cleveland, including airports (Logan Airport, Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport), urban areas and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.
Headquartered in Boston, Mass., 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 VR Business Brokers. 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. To learn more, visit www.ufoodgrill.com
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