Superfood concept to open in Jacksonville Beach in Spring 2017

Superfood concept to open in Jacksonville Beach in Spring 2017

BY JACKSONVILLE BUSINESS JOURNAL – An expanding restaurant concept will be entering Northeast Florida in the spring as Vitality Bowls plans to open in Jacksonville Beach.

The cafe-styled restaurant has a health-conscious menu focus on nutrient-rich foods and specializing in acai bowls that “feature a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich berry.”

The restaurant will be just south of Fletcher Middle School at the North Beach Plaza, 1516 3rd Street North. Donnie and Amy Sears will operate the restauant.

“We are so excited to bring the healthy super foods of Vitality bowls to our home town of Jacksonville,” Amy Sears said. “With its beaches, waterways and year round mild temperatures, many people in Jacksonville maintain a healthy outdoor lifestyle and we are thrilled to be able to contribute new fast, affordable healthy options.”

Vitality Bowls first opened in Northern California, but has since expanded to 33 locations and has more than 20 franchise units under development, according to the company.

Vitality Bowls continues growth in new year

BY FAST CASUAL – In the last year, Vitality Bowls has signed 27 new agreements in markets across the country, opened 11 new restaurant locations in three states, added a sixth corporate location, unveiled six new brand initiatives and launched a new consumer-facing website, according to a news release from the company.

In its two years of franchising, the brand has accrued a current total of 40 cafés open and in development, with 24 more locations expected to open in the new year and plans to secure 50 additional territories.

“Two thousand sixteen has been a milestone year for us,” Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls, said in a news release. “As we celebrated Vitality Bowls’ five-year anniversary this year, we had so many successes to be thankful for – but even more to look forward to. Two thousand seventeen will be our year to utilize the momentum we’ve built to continue redefining the fast casual healthy food restaurant sector.”

Vitality Bowls said its brand objectives for the next year include partnering with additional schools for fundraisers and conducting more research around the sourcing of new superfoods.

Vitality Bowls Celebrates Superfood Success in 2016

BY FRANCHISING.COM – Superfood Cafe Chain Reflects on Year of Remarkable Accomplishments and Healthy Growth.

Fueled by strength derived from superfoods, Vitality Bowls continues to revolutionize healthy food across the country.

In the past 12 months, America’s fast-casual superfood café chain has signed 27 new agreements in markets across the country, opened 11 new restaurant locations in three new states, added a sixth corporate location, unveiled six new brand initiatives and launched a new consumer-facing website.

The brand, which was founded in 2011 and began franchising in 2014, has been well received by entrepreneurs across the country. In its two years of franchising, the brand has seen exceptional growth with more than 40 cafés currently open and in development.

The brand expects to continue growing with that same momentum in 2017, with plans to open an additional 24 locations and secure 50 additional territories.

“2016 has been a milestone year for us,” said Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls. “As we celebrated Vitality Bowls’ five-year anniversary this year, we had so many successes to be thankful for – but even more to look forward to. 2017 will be our year to utilize the momentum we’ve built to continue redefining the fast casual healthy food restaurant sector.”

In addition to the array of nutrient-packed options already listed on Vitality Bowls’ food allergy-friendly menu, the brand is now offering guests the following at select locations:

  • Superfood coffee bar
  • Organic kombucha and organic cold brew coffee
  • New all-natural, grass fed, humanely raised meats for salads and panini
  • New salad menus (Spinach Salad: Spinach, Goat Cheese, Quinoa, Strawberries, Almonds, House-Made Balsamic Vinaigrette and Kale Salad: Kale, Cucumbers, Goat Cheese, Quinoa, Celery, House-Made Dijon Vinaigrette).
  • Additional superfoods, including hemp seeds and dates
  • Delivery partner services

Moving into 2017, Vitality Bowls plans to lead several new initiatives in addition to franchise development. Other brand objectives for the next year include partnering with additional schools for fundraisers and conducting more research around the sourcing of new superfoods.

“The success achieved in the past year has allowed us to further refine and perfect not only our brand, but also our franchise opportunity,” added Gilad. “We’re eager to continue building a healthy, strong foundation for our brand to build on and can’t wait to see all of the incredible opportunities and franchise partners in 2017.”

As Vitality Bowls expands, the brand is awarding franchise opportunities to qualified individuals who share the company’s vision, who will follow the proven business model and who are driven to succeed. Tailored to owners and operators that place value in the nation’s nutritious food movement, the franchise model provides structure and scalability. Many of the current franchisees began as loyal customers who wanted to be a part of the future of healthy food chains. Franchisees can open up to three stores in a protected territory.

Complete with thorough training, site selection support and marketing programs, the Vitality Bowls’ business model has been cultivated to attract individuals or teams with an ambition to succeed as well as strong values and solid community connections.

To learn more about Vitality Bowls franchise opportunities, visit http://franchise.vitalitybowls.com/ and for more information about the brand, visit the company website at http://vitalitybowls.com.

Vitality Bowls Enjoys Milestone Year in 2016

BY QSR MAGAZINE – Fueled by strength derived from superfoods, Vitality Bowls continues to revolutionize healthy food across the country.

In the past 12 months, Vitality Bowls has signed 27 new agreements in markets across the country, opened 11 new restaurant locations in three new states, added a sixth corporate location, unveiled six new brand initiatives, and launched a new consumer-facing website.

The brand, which was founded in 2011 and began franchising in 2014, has been well received by entrepreneurs across the country. In its two years of franchising, the brand has seen exceptional growth with more than 65 cafés currently open and in development

The brand expects to continue growing with that same momentum in 2017, with plans to open an additional 24 locations and secure 50 additional territories.

“2016 has been a milestone year for us,” says Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls. “As we celebrated Vitality Bowls’ five-year anniversary this year, we had so many successes to be thankful for—but even more to look forward to. 2017 will be our year to utilize the momentum we’ve built to continue redefining the fast casual healthy food restaurant sector.”

In addition to the array of nutrient-packed options already listed on Vitality Bowls’ food allergy-friendly menu, the brand is now offering guests the following at select locations:

  • Superfood coffee bar
  • Organic kombucha and organic cold brew coffee
  • New all-natural, grass fed, humanely raised meats for salads and panini
  • New salad menus (Spinach Salad: Spinach, Goat Cheese, Quinoa, Strawberries, Almonds, House-Made Balsamic Vinaigrette and Kale Salad: Kale, Cucumbers, Goat Cheese, Quinoa, Celery, House-Made Dijon Vinaigrette).
  • Additional superfoods, including hemp seeds and dates
  • Delivery partner services

Moving into 2017, Vitality Bowls plans to lead several new initiatives in addition to franchise development. Other brand objectives for the next year include partnering with additional schools for fundraisers and conducting more research around the sourcing of new superfoods.

“The success achieved in the past year has allowed us to further refine and perfect not only our brand, but also our franchise opportunity,” says Gilad. “We’re eager to continue building a healthy, strong foundation for our brand to build on and can’t wait to see all of the incredible opportunities and franchise partners in 2017.”

As Vitality Bowls expands, the brand is awarding franchise opportunities to qualified individuals who share the company’s vision, who will follow the proven business model and who are driven to succeed. Tailored to owners and operators that place value in the nation’s nutritious food movement, the franchise model provides structure and scalability. Many of the current franchisees began as loyal customers who wanted to be a part of the future of healthy food chains. Franchisees can open up to three stores in a protected territory.

Complete with thorough training, site selection support and marketing programs, the Vitality Bowls’ business model has been cultivated to attract individuals or teams with an ambition to succeed as well as strong values and solid community connections.

Vitality Bowls on way to First Coast

BY THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION – California-based superfood purveyor Vitality Bowls, specializing in Açaí Bowls, smoothies, fresh juices, soups, salads, and panini, is headed to Jacksonville. It is finalizing plans with local franchise operators and a formal announcement is expected soon.