BOSTON - (BUSINESS WIRE) - UFood Restaurant Group Inc. (OTCBB: UFFC) announced today that they have opened the second of two UFood Grill units at Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake City, Utah. This opening follows on the heels of their first Salt Lake City International Airport opening on Friday, April 6, 2012. Airports continue to represent a vibrant growth opportunity for UFood as more travelers are demanding healthier meal options. UFood Grill also operates units located in the Boston, Cleveland and Dallas airports as well as Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and will soon open in the Federal Aviation Administration located in the Transportation Building in Washington, DC.
As with their first Salt Lake City International Airport opening this month – franchisee Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF) oversees restaurant operations. HBF operates multiple food and beverage concessions at many of the nation’s top airports.
UFood Grill CEO George Naddaff stated, “It’s exciting to be growing beyond our Boston, Dallas and Cleveland airport locations. Airport expansion represents a critical pillar in our growth strategy and very relevant to today’s travelers who demand healthier foods when on the go. Additionally, HBF is a highly respected airport concessions operator that continues to be a great partner for us.”
The place where “delicious meets nutritious,” UFood Grill offers consumers food that tastes great, 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 egg whites. UFood boasts a wide-ranging menu that includes lean burgers, rice bowls, salads, wraps, paninis and smoothies. UFood has been approved for expansion into the military channel and will open three units at Aberdeen Proving Ground Army Base in Maryland – with the first currently under construction and the second planned to begin construction in approximately four weeks.
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