Villa Enterprises Opens Green Leaf's and Bananas at the Ross Park Mall in Pittsburgh

Debuts Newly-Renovated Villa Italian Kitchen

April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Villa Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced today that it has opened two more of its quick-service restaurant brands, Green Leaf's and Bananas, at Pittsburgh's Ross Park Mall. The company will also open its newly-renovated Villa Italian Kitchen concept that has been in the food court since 1997.

"Our Villa Italian Kitchen concept has been in the food court for several years, and we're excited for the opportunity to introduce more of our restaurant brands to shoppers," says Adam Torine, senior vice president of business development at Villa Enterprises Management. "More and more people are looking for healthier options in the food court, and we're confident that Green Leaf's and Bananas will be great additions, offering shoppers a variety of delicious, better-for-you options."

Green Leaf's offers made-to-order, fresh tossed salads, wraps, grilled Panini sandwiches and homemade soups. The restaurant's "Pick & Mix" salad bar offers dozens of fresh ingredients and countless options for a fully customized salad. Bananas features refreshing smoothies and non-fat frozen yogurt with choices ranging from traditional treats to more health-conscious snack and dessert options.

The newest Green Leaf's and Bananas location joins nearly 50 corporate and franchise concepts in shopping centers, airports, college campuses and casinos worldwide. In addition, Villa Enterprises Management currently operates more than 330 concepts across 38 U.S. states, as well as in Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, and nine additional countries.

About Villa Enterprises

Villa Enterprises is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Enterprises began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Enterprises is an international organization celebrating its 50th anniversary with more than 330 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations. Villa's QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza, Green Leaf's, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 38 U.S. states and nine additional countries. Villa also operates 11 full-service restaurants in suburban New Jersey under the 40North brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office and George & Martha's. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

SOURCE Villa Enterprises

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