BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UFood Restaurant Group Inc. (OTCBB: UFFC) announced today that they’re promoting their Under 500 Calorie Menu-–available every day, starting at just $5.99. The Under 500 Calorie Menu features a wide variety of freshly-prepared offerings that are 500 calories or less-–from their Bison or Turkey Burgers to Fire-Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Salad, Whole-Grain Brown Rice Bowls-–like Chicken Curry or Chicken Tinga, to their Baked Cod or Roast Beef Sandwiches and Fire-Grilled Steak Tips, Thai Chicken or Bison Burger Entrees-–UFood has an extensive lineup of great tasting options that won’t weigh you down.
UFood Grill Chairman and CEO George Naddaff noted, “Most people want to eat healthier, but they have so few choices because 'better-for-you' fast-food is not widely available. At UFood, we’ve spent years perfecting a menu that tastes great--but also has lower fat and calories than typical fast-food. We do that by adding spices and sauces that provide great flavor-–then we bake, steam or grill--and never fry our food, to deliver less calories and fat. That’s why we always say UFood Grill is where delicious meets nutritious.”
UFood Grill is committed to offering consumers food that tastes great, is lower in calories and fat and, wherever possible, serves meals that include antibiotic and hormone-free, gluten-free as well as natural, grass-fed beef or cage-free eggs. UFood boasts a wide-ranging menu that includes lean burgers, rice bowls, salads, sandwiches, wraps, Paninis and fresh-fruit smoothies.
UFood Grill operates in airports, hospitals, shopping centers and urban storefronts. Their airport locations are located in Boston, Cleveland and Dallas, with two new airport locations under construction in Salt Lake City’s International Airport--slated to open in April, 2012. UFood is also expanding into the military channel, with one unit already under construction and two additional locations targeted to open in the Aberdeen Proving Ground military complex in Aberdeen, Maryland in 2012.
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 also founded two of the first educational day care centers in the United States, Living and Learning Centers and Mulberry Child Care Centers, both of which were sold to KinderCare®. Mr. Naddaff has assembled a veteran management team at UFood Grill 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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UFood Restaurant Group, Inc.
Charles A. Cocotas, COO, 617-787-6000