Vitality Bowls Announces First-Ever Arizona Grand Opening in Gilbert
Local Entrepreneur Brings Health-Focused Café to the Grand Canyon State
August 10, 2022 // Franchising.com // GILBERT, Ariz. - Vitality Bowls, which specializes in açaí bowls - a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich açaí berry, topped with a variety of superfoods - announced today the opening of its first café in Arizona on Friday, August 12. The new franchise location in Gilbert will be the first for owner Gary Legumina. His sons, Casey, Jake and Luke Legumina, as well as their mother, Julie Delaney, are also partners in the venture.
“It’s a tremendous honor and an exciting time to be part of Vitality Bowls’ entrance into Arizona,” said Legumina, who brings extensive restaurant ownership experience with him after opening and operating several Subway locations throughout the area for 18 years. “There is a lack of healthy food offerings for consumers in the local area, and I think Vitality Bowls will be a perfect fit and fill that niche in Gilbert. With a number of delicious offerings at our café, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
The new café will be conveniently located at 2438 South Recker Road in the Verde at Cooley Station shopping center. This restaurant will be the first Vitality Bowls café in Arizona, joining the 129 locations open or in development nationwide. An additional five locations are planned for the state in the coming months.
Over the last decade, Northern California-based Vitality Bowls has become a bonafide leader in the health food industry. The sophisticated, dynamic cafés play perfectly into the unique collection of superfood menu items, all containing extraordinary ingredients packed with antioxidants and high nutritional values.
Vitality Bowls offers made-to-order healthy favorites for every meal of the day, featuring the widest variety of unique superfoods. Guests can choose from a range of delectable options, such as the Dragon Bowl (featuring pitaya, mango juice, coconut milk, bananas, pineapple and raspberries) and their signature Vitality Bowl (with organic açaí, bananas strawberries and organic flax seed).
In addition to açaí bowls and smoothies, the brand boasts a diverse menu that includes warm and savory items including salads, grain bowls, wraps and toasts loaded with nutritional ingredients and a wide range of superfood toppings. Options include the crowd-pleasing Vitality Wrap, made with hummus, avocado, super greens, grains, roasted potato, radish, pickled red onion, lemon tahini vinaigrette, vegan garlic aioli and superseed crunch in a tomato basil tortilla.
Plus, all açaí bowls and smoothies are prepared without any ingredient fillers like ice, frozen yogurt, or artificial preservatives, giving the purest taste possible.
“This is a major milestone for our brand as we finally make our entrance into Arizona and introduce our better superfood concept to the people of Gilbert,” said Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls. “Gary is the perfect operator to help us establish Vitality Bowls in Arizona, and our team is ready to support him every step of the way.”
There are currently more than 129 Vitality Bowls locations open or in development across the United States.
About Vitality Bowls
Roy and Tara Gilad 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 options. Since franchising began in 2014, the brand has grown to more than 145 cafés open and in development.
Between 2019 and 2020, Vitality Bowls earned the “Best Franchise to Buy”—New Ethnic Eats Category Zor Award, was named in Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchise and Top New Franchises list, Franchise Times’s Top 200+ list, Entrepreneur’s Top Growth Franchise list, Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, Restaurant Business’s Future 50 and Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers.
In 2021, Vitality Bowls ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 List, claiming the #1 spot in the Açaí Bowl category and a #185 ranking overall.
To learn more about Vitality Bowls franchise opportunities, visit https://franchise.vitalitybowls.com/ and for more information about the brand, visit the company website at https://vitalitybowls.com.
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