Vitality Bowl Launches Mobile App from Punchh

BY MODERN RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT – Vitality Bowls debuted a mobile app developed by Punchh that offers users one loyalty point for each dollar spent at Vitality Bowls. Once the user reaches 100 points, they are rewarded with $10 off their next purchase. Additional rewards for friend referrals and birthdays are seamlessly accessible for redemption within the app. The app also integrates mobile payments, gift card sharing and includes a store locator, with plans to continue to roll out new functionality in the coming months.

“The new Vitality Bowls app offers a personalized experience for ordering and payments as well as a robust loyalty rewards program,” said Tara Gilad, founder and owner of Vitality Bowls. “We are thrilled to partner with Punchh for the enhanced platform, which we’re confident our customers will love.

Punchh modernizes customer engagement programs within weeks, offering the ability to segment customers, predict customer behavior, create and execute targeted campaigns, and track performance in real-time.

“We are thrilled to add Vitality Bowls to our growing roster of top restaurant brands,” says Sastry Penumarthy, co-founder and VP of Marketing at Punchh. “Consumers expect personalized experiences when they visit the restaurants they love. Vitality Bowls’ new app will enable the company to not only incentivize repeat visits and attract new customers, but gather real-time insights from the point-of-sale to gain greater visibility into each sale to ensure they are engaging with every customer in a customized way.”

The app is available now on Google Play and the Apple App store.

Vitality Bowl launches mobile app

BY FAST CASUAL – Vitality Bowls has debuted a mobile app to help build engagement and loyalty among customers, according to a company press release.

The app, developed by Punchh, is a cloud-based technology platform that offers users one loyalty point for each dollar spent at Vitality Bowls. Once users reach 100 points, they are rewarded with $10 off their next purchase. Additional rewards for friend referrals and birthdays are seamlessly accessible for redemption within the app, according to the release. It also integrates mobile payments, gift card sharing and includes a store locator with plans to continue to roll out new functionality in the coming months.

“The new Vitality Bowls app offers a personalized experience for ordering and payments as well as a robust loyalty rewards program,” Tara Gilad, founder and owner of Vitality Bowls, said in the release. “We are thrilled to partner with Punchh for the enhanced platform, which we’re confident our customers will love.”

The app is available now on Google Play and the Apple App store.

Vitality Bowl Launches New Mobile App from Punchh

BY QSR – Vitality Bowls announced the debut of its new mobile app developed by Punchh, a cloud-based technology platform that builds engagement, loyalty and superior, customized experiences in the restaurant industry.

The app offers users one loyalty point for each dollar spent at Vitality Bowls. Once the user reaches 100 points, they are rewarded with $10 off their next purchase. Additional rewards for friend referrals and birthdays are seamlessly accessible for redemption within the app. The app also integrates mobile payments, gift card sharing and includes a store locator, with plans to continue to roll out new functionality in the coming months.

Originating in Northern California, Vitality Bowls has solidified itself as America’s superfood café – combining a dynamic café vibe with a unique collection of menu items containing high nutritional values and extraordinary tastes. Vitality Bowls offers an antioxidant-rich menu, with breakfast, lunch and dinner items made to order for each customer. All açaí bowls and smoothies do not contain ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar or artificial preservatives, giving the purest taste possible.

Punchh’s clients include more than 100 leading restaurant chains such as Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, El Pollo Loco, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Pieology, Quiznos, and Smashburger. Punchh’s Restaurant Marketing Cloud is the first platform that bridges the gap between restaurants and customers, empowering restaurants to shape personalized offers that attract and engage more meaningfully with loyal customers.

“The new Vitality Bowls app offers a personalized experience for ordering and payments as well as a robust loyalty rewards program,” says Tara Gilad, founder and owner of Vitality Bowls. “We are thrilled to partner with Punchh for the enhanced platform, which we’re confident our customers will love.

Punchh modernizes customer engagement programs within weeks, offering the ability to segment customers, predict customer behavior, create and execute targeted campaigns, and track performance in real-time.

“We are thrilled to add Vitality Bowls to our growing roster of top restaurant brands,” says Sastry Penumarthy, co-founder and VP of Marketing at Punchh. “Consumers expect personalized experiences when they visit the restaurants they love. Vitality Bowls’ new app will enable the company to not only incentivize repeat visits and attract new customers, but gather real-time insights from the point-of-sale to gain greater visibility into each sale to ensure they are engaging with every customer in a customized way.”

The app is available now on Google Play and the Apple App store.

San Ramon-based Vitality Bowls sells 1 millionth acai bowl

BY DANVILLESANRAMON.COM – San Ramon-based health food chain Vitality Bowls hit a milestone earlier this month, selling its 1 millionth açaí bowl.

Six years after the brand was founded in San Ramon and three years after franchising efforts were first initiated, Vitality Bowls now has almost 70 cafes open and in development across the country. Its signature product is the açaí bowl, which contains a variety of “superfood” ingredients, including its eponymous açaí berry.

The million-bowl mark was officially reached over the weekend of Nov. 11.

“When we opened our first cafe six years ago, most people weren’t sure how to even pronounce ‘açaí,’ let alone know what’s in an açaí bowl!” said Tara Gilad, chief operating officer of Vitality Bowls.

The brand’s corporate headquarters is located at 2440 Camino Ramon, Suite 333, near Bishop Ranch.

The cafe was founded in 2011 by Roy and Tara Gilad, after the couple discovered their daughter’s severe food allergies and they wanted to find safe, healthy food alternatives for her. After franchising in 2014, the brand has nearly quadrupled in size.

The açaí berry — seen as a superfood because of its high levels of antioxidants — serves as a base for the vitality bowl, which also includes fruit, flax seed and granola. The brand touts that its menu items are rich in antioxidants and customizable, and that all bowls and smoothies have no “ingredient fillers” like ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar or artificial preservatives.

Vitality Bowl was named one of the top 100 new franchises in 2017 by both Entrepreneur and Fast Casual magazines.

“This is a momentous achievement for us — one that we would not have reached without the support of our loyal customers,” Gilad said. “It’s humbling to know that so many people turn to us for healthy, nutritious food options that fit their lifestyles.”

Holiday bonus! Buy a gift card, get a freebie at these restaurants

BY USA TODAY – If gift cards are on your holiday shopping list, why not get a little something for yourself while you’re at it?

This holiday season, when you purchase plastic or digital gift cards at many popular restaurant chains, you’ll get an added bonus.

With the bonus cards and certificates, it’s like getting a free lunch, dinner or breakfast.

According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, gift cards are the most popular item on wish lists for the 11th year in a row and were requested by 61% of those surveyed.

Just remember, the bonus cards and certificates usually can’t be used until January, and they have various expiration dates and exclusions.

Some offers are available online while others are available at participating locations and while supplies last.

Vitality Bowls: Buy $25 or more in gift cards and get a free $5 gift card.

Vitality Bowls Marks Momentous Milestone

BY FRANCHISING.COM – Fueled by strength derived from superfoods, Vitality Bowls announced today that it has reached a milestone achievement with the recent sale of its one-millionth açaí bowl – a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich açaí berry, topped with a variety of superfoods.

The excitement around Vitality Bowls stems from the brand’s continued growth and entrance into top tier U.S. markets with new franchisees. Beloved by health-conscious communities across the nation, the superfood café brand has almost quadrupled in size since launching franchising efforts in 2014, with nearly 70 cafes open and in development today.

“When we opened our first café six years ago, most people weren’t sure how to even pronounce ‘açaí,’ let alone know what’s in an açaí bowl!” said Tara Gilad, chief operating officer of Vitality Bowls. “This is a momentous achievement for us – one that we would not have reached without the support of our loyal customers. It’s humbling to know that so many people turn to us for healthy, nutritious food options that fit their lifestyles.”

Originating in Northern California, Vitality Bowls has solidified itself as America’s superfood café – combining a dynamic café vibe with a unique collection of menu items containing high nutritional values and extraordinary tastes. Vitality Bowls offers an antioxidant-rich menu, with breakfast, lunch and dinner items made to order for each customer. All of the brand’s bowls and smoothies are free of ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar or artificial preservatives, giving the purest taste possible.

Many Vitality Bowls locations also include a full-service coffee bar, complete with espresso and superfood drinks that are packed with antioxidant-rich açaí, pitaya and matcha – for example, the Açaí Latte (espresso, açaí, coconut sugar, steamed almond milk) or the Superfood Mocha (espresso, CaCoCo superfood chocolate blend, steamed milk). Most cafes offer organic cold brew nitrogen-poured coffee and organic kombucha on-tap. Plus, all Vitality Bowls locations offer matcha powder, an energy booster that can be added into the café’s smoothies or açaí bowls upon request.

For more information about Vitality Bowls and its menu items, please visit www.vitalitybowls.com.