GRILLiT Makes Splash at Franchise Expo South, Develops New Prospects in Texas and Elsewhere
MIAMI, Feb. 12, 2015 // PRNewswire // -- GRILLiT, Inc. (the "Company" or "GRILLiT") (OTC: GRLT) today announced that it wrapped up its exhibition at the Franchise Expo South show at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, which ran February 5-7.
GRILLiT's Ghazi Hajj and Bill Roberts held meetings with a number of the attendees, a majority of which were pre-qualified franchise buyers, with prospects coming from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Mississippi, Alabama, and Puerto Rico.
GRILLiT CEO, Ghazi Hajj, said, "We are excited with the results of our first successful show in Houston. Our fresh, fast casual, Caribbean fusion brand was unique at the Expo, and we were able to get our message out to many excellent prospects. A group from San Antonio committed to come and visit our location in Miami with the objective of establishing new GRILLiT franchise locations in Texas. In addition, we visited prospective locations with potential franchisees in the surrounding Houston area in cities such as Katy and The Woodlands."
Over 11,000 people attended the Franchise Expo South show. Nearly 2 in 3 (65%) attendees had $50,000 or more to invest, and more than 2 in 5 (45%) had $100,000 or more to invest. Nearly 2 in 3 (64%) attendees had previously owned a business. There were 211 exhibitors at the event.
GRILLiT (GRLT) is a growing Latin-Caribbean fusion restaurant concept that marries fast casual to nutritious and healthy food. The company opened its first location in Miami in 2011 and specializes in chef-inspired custom crafted rice bowls, pasta and wraps as well as salads. GRILLiT utilizes domestic growers and delivers healthy cuisine using only fresh proteins, such as never-frozen chicken and grass-fed organic steak. Restaurants offer an inviting and comfortable atmosphere with an open kitchen and contemporary, industrial design. For more information, visit www.grillitinc.com or www.handtbrands.com.
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