Vitality Bowls names Dave Malinowski COO

Vitality Bowls names Dave Malinowski COO



BY NATION’S RESTAURANT NEWS – Former Liquiteria operations chief joins Bay Area company

Vitality Bowls, an açaí bowl specialist based in the San Francisco Bay area, has named Dave Malinowski chief operating officer, the company said Friday.

Most recently the COO of Liquiteria, a four-unit chain in New York City specializing in cold-pressed juice, smoothies and açaí bowls, and before that was director of operations of Swallow Restaurant in Huntington, N.Y.

“Dave is the perfect fit for the Vitality Bowls team,” said Vitality Bowls co-founder Tara Gilad, who held the role of COO before hiring Malinowski. “He joins us with an expansive amount of operations knowledge and a strong background building brands in the restaurant industry that will allow us to continue to provide exceptional support to our existing franchisees, and to further grow Vitality Bowls’ presence across the country.”

Tara and Roy Gilad founded Vitality Bowls in 2011 in San Ramon, Calif., and have grown it to around 70 locations, mostly franchised, in 16 states.



Vitality Bowls adds COO



BY FAST CASUAL – Vitality Bowls, based in San Ramon, California, has hired Dave Malinowski as COO.

“Dave is the perfect fit for the Vitality Bowls team,” Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls, said in a company press release “He joins us with an expansive amount of operations knowledge and a strong background building brands in the restaurant industry that will allow us to continue to provide exceptional support to our existing franchisees, and to further grow Vitality Bowls’ presence across the country.”

Malinowski is responsible for the national strategic and operational leadership supporting franchisee sales and operations, as well as furthering the franchise opportunity for the brand as a whole. 

Prior to joining Vitality Bowls, Malinowski spent years in the restaurant industry, most recently serving in various operations roles for Swallow Restaurant Group and Liquiteria in New York, where he supported building systems and cultures across both brands.

Since launching in 2011, Vitality Bowls has grown to more than 100 cafes now open or in development across the country.



Vitality Bowls Appoints Dave Malinowski Chief Operating Officer

Vitality Bowls Appoints Dave Malinowski Chief Operating Officer


BY QSR MAGAZINE – Vitality Bowls, a leading superfood café, announced the appointment of Dave Malinowski as Chief Operating Officer.

“Dave is the perfect fit for the Vitality Bowls team,” says Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls. “He joins us with an expansive amount of operations knowledge and a strong background building brands in the restaurant industry that will allow us to continue to provide exceptional support to our existing franchisees, and to further grow Vitality Bowls’ presence across the country.”

As Vitality Bowls’ new COO, Malinowski is responsible for the national strategic and operational leadership supporting franchisee sales and operations, as well as furthering the franchise opportunity for the brand as a whole.

Prior to joining Vitality Bowls, Malinowski spent years in the restaurant industry, most recently serving in various operations roles for Swallow Restaurant Group and Liquiteria in New York, where he supported building systems and cultures across both brands.

As Malinowski steps into his role as COO, he brings impressive goals of helping Vitality Bowls become one of the top franchise brands in the country by providing strong support to franchisees and creating new systems to increase back office efficiency.Paragraph

Malinowski joins Vitality Bowls amid a dynamic growth phase for the brand. Since launching in 2011, the concept has ignited significant growth, with more than 100 cafes now open or in development across the country.

3 New Restaurants Opening Soon in Omaha, Nebraska

BY FEAST NATION – Vitality Bowls, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Blaze Pizza will be opening soon in Omaha, Nebraska.


Vitality Bowls – Superfood Cafe, known for Açaí Bowls. 2835 S 170th Plaza #208 Omaha, Nebraska.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – Coming to Village Pointe in May 2019. 17305 Davenport Street #203 Omaha, Nebraska

Blaze Pizza – 125th and West Dodge Road Omaha, Nebraska 



Vitality Bowls Coming to Madison, Flowood

BY JACKSON FREE PRESS – California-based “superfood” cafe chain Vitality Bowls is opening two locations in Mississippi, one at 111 Colony Crossing Way in Madison and one 256 Dogwood Boulevard in Flowood.

#Roy and Tara Gilad founded Vitality Bowls in San Ramon, Calif., in 2011, after discovering their daughter has severe food allergies. The couple began franchising in 2014 and has since opened 100 cafes across the United States.

#The menu at Vitality Bowls centers around a dish called “açaí na tigela,” a Brazilian dish made of mashed, frozen acai fruit and topped with nutrient-dense “superfoods,” including berries such as acerola, camu camu and aronia; fruits such as mangosteens and graviola; maca roots, bee pollen and more. Vitality Bowls prepares all of its dishes in special kitchens designed to avoid cross-contamination among different ingredients for the sake of customers with food allergies.

#Vitality Bowls will also have a full-service coffee bar that will offer “superfood” drinks such as espresso, lattes and organic cold-brew coffee mixed with ingredients like acai, pitaya fruit and matcha tea leaves.

#For more information or to view the full menu, visit vitalitybowls.com.