UFood Grill Accelerates Growth into Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Headquarters
UFood Grill & Sodexo to Enter Washington D.C.’s Department of Transportation
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UFood Restaurant Group Inc. (OTCBB:UFFC) announced today that they will open a UFood Grill restaurant in FAA headquarters, located in the Department of Transportation Building in Washington, D.C. with Sodexo, Inc., who recently announced they were awarded a 7-year contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to operate food services at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
UFood Grill CEO George Naddaff proudly asserted, “Our growth into the Federal Aviation Administration marks an important turning point for UFood Grill and will open right on the heels of our three new locations at the Aberdeen Proving Ground military complex in Aberdeen, MD. We could not be more proud to be bringing our fresh, healthier menu of offerings to another active US government location in the Washington, DC area.”
On a related note, the White House and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announced initiatives to provide healthier fare to US dining halls and military bases last month. The move will adjust the Pentagon’s nutritional standards for the first time in 20 years, bringing more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthier food choices to American military in the coming months.
UFood Grill currently operates restaurants in a number of trade channels including airports, hospitals, shopping centers and urban storefronts. The company’s airport locations are in Boston, Cleveland and Dallas. In addition, two units are under construction at Salt Lake City International Airport, expected to open in late April 2012.
The place where “delicious meets nutritious,” UFood Grill is committed to offering consumers great tasting food that is lower in calories and fat and, wherever possible, serves meals that are antibiotic and hormone-free, gluten-free as well as natural, grass-fed beef and cage-free eggs. UFood boasts a wide-ranging menu that includes lean burgers, rice bowls, salads, wraps, paninis and smoothies.
About UFood Restaurant Group, Inc.
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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 involving known and unknown risks, delays, and uncertainties that may cause our actual results or performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, delays, and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: risks associated with the uncertainty of future financial results, our reliance on our sole supplier, the limited diversification of our product offerings, additional financing requirements, development of new products, government approval processes, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the effect of economic conditions and other uncertainties detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
UFood Restaurant Group, Inc.
Charles A. Cocotas, COO, 617-787-6000