August 31, 2011 // Franchising.com // TAMPA – EVOS®, fast-casual restaurants with an earth-friendly attitude, announced today that it will continue to further the growth of the EVOS Healthy Kids Lunch Program at public and private schools in all markets this school year.
Launched only two years ago, the company expects to double the number of great-tasting, healthy lunches served in the first three months of this school year as awareness of this convenient and affordable alternative to hi-calorie, high-fat cafeteria fare has quickly spread among parents, students and teachers.
With one in three children in America considered overweight or obese, it's no surprise that EVOS'commitment is making a big impact and changes the way people think about school lunch nutrition. By providing healthier choices including kid-friendly favorites like steakburgers and hotdogs made from naturally-raised beef; hormone-free, airbaked™ chicken strips and even new vegetarian corn dogs, EVOS Healthy Kids Program continues to "make the grade" with its new and interesting menu packed into one tasty lunchbox.
"The success of the EVOS Healthy Kids Program illustrates just how much parents value the opportunity to play an active role in the nutritional well-being of their children not only at home but also when the school bell rings," says Jackie Macaluso, director of marketing and community ambassador at EVOS. "Good nutrition creates great students and is more important than ever in making sure they succeed."
Knowing that parents and students lead increasingly busy lifestyles, EVOS has taken the hassle out of ordering as well. With the click of a mouse parents can easily select and purchase their child's favorite EVOS fare through online ordering - made available to all participating schools. Parents can feel great knowing that a tasty, healthy lunch will arrive and put an end to the nagging question of what's for lunch tomorrow!
It's not only the parents and students who benefit from this exciting program. Individual schools are reaping the rewards as well.
"We know schools are struggling to provide the healthiest nutritional options but with constant budget concerns truly healthy alternatives can often be cost-prohibitive," says Macaluso. "That's why the Healthy Kids Lunch Program is the perfect, turn-key solution that offers cost-effective, new alternatives for parents and students all at no cost to participating schools."
In an effort to entice schools to consider making a difference in the lives of their students by providing healthier options, a portion of each lunchbox sale is donated back to the school from which it was purchased helping them meet their unique fundraising milestones.
"Our program truly is a win-win-win for kids, parents and schools!" says Macaluso.
For more information about EVOS Healthy Kids Lunch Program, menu options or to find more information on how your school can sign up, log on to www.evoslunchroom.com for details. And, for those who just can't get enough EVOS during their short lunch break, visit one of the following EVOS locations:
EVOS USF 2774 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa (Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; (7 days, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
EVOS Westshore 157 Westshore Plaza, Tampa (Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
EVOS South Tampa 609 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa (7 days, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
EVOS St. Petersburg 2631 4th Street North, St. Petersburg (7 days, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
EVOS Pinecrest 9537 South Dixie Highway, Pinecrest (7 days, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
GEORGIA EVOS Viewpoint 855 Peachtree Street, Ste. 2, Atlanta (Monday – Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
EVOS Prado 5590 Roswell Road, Ste. 140, Atlanta (Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) (Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
NORTH CAROLINA EVOS Chapel Hill 1800 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill (7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
EVOS is a fast casual restaurant franchise with an earth-friendly attitude that specializes in healthier burgers, wraps and salads served in a unique, "Feel Great" environment. With locations in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, each restaurant sources only the very best ingredients such as naturally-raised beef with no added hormones or antibiotics. EVOS' philosophy of "Feel Great" has guided the company throughout its 16 year history. Recently named the Greenest Burger Chain in America for a third consecutive year by Greenopia.com, a leading green consumer guide, EVOS employs a variety of sustainable business practices. From the purchase of renewable wind energy to t he use of alternative, eco-friendly cooking methods, EVOS has perfected the art of serving great tasting, affordable food that leaves everyone who eats it feeling a little better about themselves. For more information, log on to www.evos.com.