Vitality Bowls Rallies Communities in Support of Food Allergy Awareness
National Superfood Café Raises Awareness, Funds for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team
May 21, 2019 // Franchising.com // DANVILLE, Calif. - Fueled by the desire to spread knowledge of food allergies, Vitality Bowls is spearheading a campaign to shed light on food allergy awareness, advocacy and education.
Throughout the month of May, Vitality Bowls cafes across the country are encouraging guests to try the Bowl of the Month - the Super Berry Bowl - in support of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT). For each Super Berry Bowl sold, Vitality Bowls will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to FAACT, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing education about food allergies, anaphylaxis and enhancing the safety of children and adults worldwide affected by food allergies. This is the second year of the promotion.
“Vitality Bowls was created out of the need for a healthy, food allergy-friendly zone for our own daughter, and we’re proud to offer a kitchen environment designed to avoid allergen cross-contact so people with food allergies can feel good about eating at our cafes,” said Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls. “But, there is so much more work that needs to be done to educate people on the true dangers that food allergies pose. FAACT does an incredible job educating people and advocating for food allergy sufferers, and we are proud to help support them in their mission.”
Vitality Bowls will also be donating tickets for Disneyland to one of the families in FAACT’s Los Angeles-area support group.
The Super Berry Bowl has particular meaning to Brian and Kathy Hom and his family, who own two Vitality Bowls cafes in California. After tragically losing their son to an allergic reaction, the Hom family dedicated their lives to spreading awareness about food allergies. The Super Berry Bowl was created in their son’s remembrance, honoring his love for berries. The bowl contains açaí blended with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and topped with organic hemp/flax seed granola, strawberries, blueberries, mulberries, goji berries and honey.
Originating in Northern California, Vitality Bowls has solidified itself as America’s superfood café - combining a dynamic café vibe with a unique collection of menu items containing high nutritional values and extraordinary tastes. Vitality Bowls, which specializes in açaí bowls - a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich berry topped with a variety of superfoods - offers breakfast, lunch and dinner items made to order for each customer. All of the brand’s bowls and smoothies are free of ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar or artificial preservatives, giving the purest taste possible.
Many Vitality Bowls locations also include a full-service coffee bar, complete with espresso and superfood drinks that are packed with antioxidant-rich açaí, pitaya and matcha - for example, the Açaí Latte (espresso, açaí, coconut sugar, steamed almond milk) or the Superfood Mocha (espresso, CaCoCo superfood chocolate blend, steamed milk). Most cafes offer organic cold brew nitrogen-poured coffee and organic kombucha on-tap.
For more information about Vitality Bowls and its menu items, please visit www.vitalitybowls.com.
About Vitality Bowls
Roy and Tara Gilad, a pair of successful business owners, founded Vitality Bowls in 2011 in San Ramon, California. The duo started the superfood café concept as a result of discovering their daughter’s severe food allergies and wanting to find safe, healthy food alternatives. Since franchising began in 2014, the brand has seen significant growth with more than 100 cafes open or in development. In 2018, Vitality Bowls was named to Franchise Times’ Top 200+ List recognizing the 500 largest franchises in the industry, as well as Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list for the nation’s fastest growing private companies. Also named to Restaurant Business’s Future 50 List of the fastest growing innovative brands and to Franchise Times’ 2019 Zor Awards as one of the best franchises to buy, Vitality Bowls aims to redefine the fast casual healthy food restaurant field at its locations across the country.
For more information about the brand, visit the company website at http://vitalitybowls.com.
About The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT)
FAACT's mission is to educate, advocate, and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis. FAACT is also your voice for food allergy awareness, from keeping children safe at school to dealing with workplace issues or simply taking the family out for a bite to eat. Managing a food allergy on a daily basis involves constant vigilance. FAACT is here to support you in managing your food allergies - today, tomorrow, and into the future. For more information, please visit us at http://www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
FAACT’s President and CEO
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