WaBa Grill Named To Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers List
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WaBa Grill Named To Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers List

June 02, 2022 // Franchising.com // ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif. - WaBa Grill has been named to Fast Casual’s 2022 Top 100 Movers & Shakers list. The healthy fast casual chain appeared on the list at #45 and was the only healthy rice bowl chain to occupy a spot on this year’s ranking.  For the past 17 years, the Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers has identified the industry’s most successful brands – focusing on factors beyond profitability and growth – and accounting for other areas such as innovation, leadership, nimbleness and creativity. WaBa Grill – well-known for its healthy and fresh menu served at super speed – continues to exceed guest expectations, establish new benchmarks and deliver resoundingly on all business fronts as the demand for healthy fast casual continues to rise.

“We are very proud to see our hard work recognized by Fast Casual, and we are grateful to have received this prestigious accolade, especially because we have been significantly ramping up our commitment to franchise growth, menu innovation and the overall guest experience in the past year," said Andrew Kim, President & CEO of WaBa Grill. “As the healthy rice bowl sector continues to grow, WaBa Grill remains focused on meeting this segment demand, while also making every effort to innovate, stay ahead of the curve and appeal to more new appetites and guests who appreciate a fresh and healthy brand.”

“WaBa Grill is receiving amazing recognition like the Fast Casual ranking thanks to our brand strategy and strategic approach to growth, which continues to attract savvy restaurant operators looking to partner with a thriving, healthy, fast casual concept,” said Vivian Mendoza, Director of Marketing at WaBa Grill. “The consummate dedication and support of our valued franchise partners is fueling our growth, and we are excited to work in partnership with them to meet the growing consumer demand for better-for-you dining options at grab-and-go speed.”

With locations throughout California and Arizona WaBa Grill serves its famous rice bowls, plates and salads made with fresh vegetables, healthy grains and high-quality proteins including fresh, never frozen chicken, marinated ribeye steak, wild-caught salmon, plant-based Plantspired steak, jumbo shrimp, and organic tofu, all prepared to order on an open-fire grill and customized with a variety of flavorful sauces including the fan favorite WaBa Sauce. Guests may place orders via the WaBa Rewards App or on the company website for dine-in, takeout or delivery.




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