Vitality Bowls Earns Honorable Mention in Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers Inaugural Excellence in Food Safety Award
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Vitality Bowls Earns Honorable Mention in Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers Inaugural Excellence in Food Safety Award

National Superfood Café one of three honored at industry event recognizing top performance in the restaurant industry

May 24, 2019 // // DANVILLE, Calif. - In recognition of its food safety programs, practices and work in building a culture of food safety, Vitality Bowls has earned an honorable mention in Fast Casual's Top 100 Movers and Shakers inaugural Excellence in Food Safety Award, sponsored by Steritech.

The Top 100 Movers and Shakers Awards are presented by Networld Media, owner and operator of, a leading restaurant industry online news publication.

“Vitality Bowls was founded on the principle of providing allergy-friendly, healthy food that everyone can enjoy, and this is still one of our core values to this day,” said Tara Gilad, Co-Founder of Vitality Bowls. “We are honored that our efforts have been recognized in the restaurant industry.”

To earn the award, Vitality Bowls demonstrated food safety excellence in a number of areas, including:

  • Food safety as a core focus of its mission
  • Leadership commitment and advocacy for food safety
  • Exemplary training practices based in communicating ‘the why’ behind food safety concepts
  • Unique operational protocols and facilities design focused on allergen safety

"Vitality Bowls has taken an oft-overlooked element of food safety and tackled it head-on" said Doug Sutton, President of Steritech, the leading North American provider of food safety and operational assessments for the restaurant, food retail, foodservice, and hospitality industries, which sponsored the award. "This commitment to protecting their customers extends into all of their foods safety practices.”

Originating in Northern California and specializing in açaí bowls that feature a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich berry, topped with a variety of superfoods – Vitality Bowls has solidified itself as America’s superfood café. All items on the menu are made to order for each customer and prepared in a kitchen designed to avoid cross-contact for customers with food allergies. No ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar or artificial preservatives are used, giving the purest taste possible to each menu item.

For more information about Vitality Bowls and its menu items, please visit

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.

About Steritech

Steritech is the leading provider of specialized brand protection services for the restaurant, food retail, foodservice, and hospitality industries. As a trusted partner to many of the world’s leading brands, Steritech conducts over 250,0000 assessments a year in the areas of food safety, service excellence, workplace safety and guest experience to help businesses mitigate risk and drive improvement. In addition to assessment programs, Steritech offers support to quality and safety initiatives with supplementary programs, including self-assessment technology, OneLook health inspection information management, and a wide range of consulting and special business projects. Founded in 1986, Steritech is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information on Steritech, please visit

Steritech is part of Rentokil Initial plc, a leading business services company, operating globally in over 70 countries. For more information, visit

Media Contact:

Cole Koretos
All Points Public Relations
(847) 897-7471

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