Green Leaf’s Restaurants Adds Sesame Asian Quinoa to Menu

Popular Vegan Protein, Pronounced "keen-wah", Introduced to Better-for-You Menu

February 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises Management, announced Green Leaf's restaurants, "The Feel Good, Taste Good, Be Good Choice!" have added Sesame Asian Quinoa to the menu. Quinoa, the golden grain of the Inca's not only tastes great, but it also has numerous health benefits. Over the past decade, the "Andean Superfood" has become very popular, and often mistaken for a grain. Though it is often called a whole grain, quinoa isn't a grain at all – it's actually a seed. Quinoa, (pronounced keen-wah), is a chenopod (cousin to a beet); rich in minerals, it's the only vegetable that's a complete protein, low in fat and gluten free! The new Sesame Asian Quinoa joins the menu at all 38 locations today for a limited time. For a list of locations click here:

"Green Leaf's addition of quinoa to the menu is sure to satisfy our customers' desire for complete vegetarian protein options," said Anthony Scotto, Chief Executive Officer, Villa Enterprises. "And it is another great way for us to deliver on our promise to our guests of Beyond Great Salads."
Guests can power up their Pick & Mix Salad with the new Honey Sesame Quinoa Topping or a Sesame Asian Quinoa Wrap with a low-carb flour tortilla, spinach leaves, cucumber, pickled onion and wasabi dressing.

Green Leaf's specialty is made-to-order while you watch salads. Guests choose from several fresh ingredients, dressings and toppings and a friendly team member tosses it for you! Delicious wraps, grilled Panini and specialty sandwiches offer guests a meal made from the freshest ingredients and offer a healthy option. Green Leaf's catering is very popular and available for any occasion. For more information click here.

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 Green Leaf restaurants, 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 370 quick-serve restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa's QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf's, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries and Far East, can be found across 40 U.S. states and eight additional countries. Villa also operates 12 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

Contact:

Linda Duke
Chief Executive Officer
Duke Marketing, LLC.
O: 415-492-4534

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