Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, and South Philly Steaks & Fries all Open Today

New Orleans Downtown Outlet Features Restaurants with Menu Items Made from Scratch in Food Court including Famous Italian Pizza, Pastas, Fresh Salads, Smoothies, Frozen Yogurt and Philly Cheese Steaks!

May 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced four of its restaurant concepts, Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, and South Philly Steaks & Fries, have opened today at the nation's first downtown outlet center, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk in New Orleans, Louisiana. The restaurants will join the Outlet Collection's Grand Opening five days of events for shoppers beginning today, Thursday, May 22nd through Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th, 2014. The four new restaurants are conveniently located at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk's food court and feature a variety of freshly made menu items daily.

Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas handmade with fresh dough, 100% whole milk mozzarella and homemade sauce. Villa's handmade Stromboli, sure to be a fan favorite, and Italian pastas and entrees make for delicious lunches or dinners. Villa also offers large to-go orders and catering, perfect for pizza lovers, family nights and events. For more information go here [https://www.facebook.com/villa.fresh.italian.kitchen/app_570311889731004].

Green Leaf's specialty is made-to-order while you watch salads. Guests choose from several fresh ingredients, dressings and toppings and then it's tossed especially for you! Delicious wraps, grilled Panini and specialty sandwiches offer guests a better for you meal, made from the freshest, top-quality ingredients and are a healthy alternative to fast foods. Green Leaf's also offers catering, available for any occasion. For more information go here [https://www.facebook.com/GreenLeafsBananas].

Whether in a cone, cup, sundae or smoothie, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, uses non-fat frozen yogurt and fresh ingredients to make delicious combinations. Fruit smoothies and good-for-you snacks as well as fruit frosties, non-fat frozen yogurt sundaes, and a variety of natural grab-n-go snack offerings, round out the menu. For more information go here [http://www.bananasyogurt.com/bananas-smoothies-frozen-yogurt.aspx].

South Philly Steaks & Fries is a favorite for fans who enjoy the famous cheese steaks and fresh-cut fries! Fried Pickle Chips are a favorite along with the chicken cheese steaks, wings and steak bowls. South Philly's crowd pleaser menu satisfies even the heartiest of appetites! Great for catering and events! For more information go here [http://www.southphillysteaksandfries.com/south-philly-steak-and-fries-restaurant.aspx].

Besides Villa Enterprises four restaurant brands, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk features 75 top national and local retailers and restaurants. Riverwalk offers discounted, validated parking at more than 2,700 spots with $20 purchase. For a full list of tenants, mall hours and additional information, please visit www.RiverwalkNewOrleans.com.

Villa was founded 50 years ago, and built its business on the strict loyalty to authentic old-world recipes that Michele Scotto brought with him from Naples, Italy in 1964. From the first pizzeria that opened in 1964 next to the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York, to their most recent restaurants at New Orleans Riverwalk, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.

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 340 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa's QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf's, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, 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, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha's. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.

SOURCE Villa Enterprises

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Linda Duke
415-492-4534
duke@dukemarketing.com

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