Garbanzo Brings Mediterranean Fresh To Minnesota State

Authentic Mediterranean brand now serving ‘love in every pita’ in the Centennial Student Union.

August 24, 2017 // // MANKATO, MINN. - Whether you’re already a fan of authentic Mediterranean cuisine, or ready to become one, there’s a new restaurant on campus that’s ready to tantalize your taste buds.

Yesterday, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh opened its first Minnesota restaurant in the Centennial Student Union on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus. The leading Mediterranean cuisine concept renowned for its wholesome, healthy and simple dishes, juicy meats and fresh-baked pita, is eager to share its delicious fare with students, faculty and visitors alike.

“We are excited to welcome everyone back to campus with a brand new dining option that’s healthy and delicious,” said General Manager Kari Doffing. “At Garbanzo, we serve up love in every pita so our guests can feel brighter on the inside. We only use fresh, authentic ingredients and Old World recipes, which is why every dish we serve is so flavorful. We’ve assembled a great team and we’re ready to become an integral part of Minnesota State’s campus.”

Mankato’s new Garbanzo is celebrating its grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 12-1:30 p.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Mankato Chamber of Commerce, MSU President Richard Davenport and other university officials.

The Maverick ‘Machine’ pep-band and MSU’s mascot “Stomper” will also be on-hand to kick off the festivities. During the celebration, Garbanzo will be handing out tasty samplings and guests will have the opportunity to win prizes.

Garbanzo is making fresh Mediterranean cuisine a mainstream favorite across the United States. Its authentic dishes originated centuries ago and are served with a new twist, but without compromise. Every order is customized to the guest’s liking, from juicy, high-quality meats and salads to gyros, wraps and pita baked from scratch all day. Garbanzo is dedicated to satisfying every palate - including vegetarian and gluten-free diners.

“We’re beginning to see a definite shift from Mexican to Mediterranean, and a transition from sandwiches to shawarmas,” said James Park, CEO of the Denver-based chain. “Mediterranean flavors have survived the test of time and now it’s become the food trend of the future.”

Minnesota’s first Garbanzo will be open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

About Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh is headquartered in Colorado with 23 locations nationwide. Visit for hours, directions, food and catering menu and more information.

Garbanzo: Simple tastes better.

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Jami Zimmerman
Champion Management
Vice President Of Public Relations
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SOURCE Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh


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