From @eatdrinkstl – “Took the girls to try @vitalitybowlsstl and everyone LOVED it! We had the Roasted Turkey Panini, Veggie Panini, Avocado Toast, Kid’s Bowl, and smoothies, but the favorite was Definitely the Superfood Bowl! Here is what it’s made of…
I was seriously impressed with how long the Acai managed to stay frozen even though we were taking photos for a bit, and the girls eat super slow LOL.
Their location in Richmond Heights was spotless, and Jared and his staff were super friendly! They did a great job getting everything out quickly even though there was a pretty decent line. they even have a little patio out front if you want to enjoy your food in the sun. Highly recommend!”
Leading Health Food Franchise Ranks On List of 500 Largest United States Franchise Brands
From Franchising.com in DANVILLE, Calif. – Vitality Bowls has been named to the 2020 Franchise Times’ Top 200+ list among 500 of the largest and most reputable franchise systems in the United States. This is the national superfood café brand’s third consecutive appearance on the list, climbing 41 spots to #446 from last year’s #487 ranking.
The brand’s recognition on this distinguished list is a reflection of the continuous growth Vitality Bowls has seen over the past year, resulting in nearly 140 locations now open or in development across the United States.
“We are thrilled to be ranked on the Franchise Times Top 200+ List for the third consecutive year,” said Roy Gilad, CEO of Vitality Bowls. “The recognition is a true testament to the companionship, hard work and innovation we have seen from our team members, especially throughout the pandemic, and we look forward to building on the momentum as we continue to grow in the years ahead.”
Using a combination of companies’ voluntary reports and the most recent franchise disclosure documents, the Franchise Times Top 200+ is an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States by global systemwide sales, based on the previous year’s performance. The project is the outcome of a five-month research and reporting effort each year that results in the most credible and objective franchise ranking available.
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. The brand specializes in açaí bowls – a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich açaí berry, topped with a variety of superfoods and all items are made to order and prepared in a kitchen designed to avoid cross contact for customers with food allergies. All of the brand’s bowls and smoothies are free of ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt or artificial preservatives, giving the purest taste possible.
Individuals interested in owning a Vitality Bowls franchise should have management experience including performance management and hiring, as well as a passion for healthy living, their community and inspiring their teams. Successful franchise owners are often health minded, nutritionally conscious, energetic and focused on the customer experience.
To learn more information about the brand, visit the company website.
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 alternatives. Since franchising began in 2014, the brand has grown to more than 135 cafés open and in development. In 2018, Vitality Bowls was named to Franchise Times 200+ list, Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list and Restaurant Business’s Future 50 list. In 2019, Vitality Bowls was ranked #15 and #62 on Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchise in Miscellaneous Quick-Service Restaurants and Top New Franchises lists, respectively. The brand also received the Best Franchise to Buy – New Ethnic Eats Category 2019 Zor Award and was listed in the Top 200+ List for franchises based on global systemwide sales by Franchise Times.
About the Franchise Times Top 200+
The Franchise Times Top 200+® is the only ranking by systemwide sales and units of the largest 500 U.S.-based franchise brands. Published in the October issue and available in a searchable database online, the Franchise Times Top 200+ also analyzes industry sectors based on percentage change in sales growth, reports the 10 fastest-growing franchises by four different measures, and includes exclusive news stories about the biggest names in franchising. The rankings and full report, and the searchable online database.
From Nation’s Restaurant News –Apple Pie Bowl: Açai, strawberries, banana, almond butter, cinnamon, apple juice and almond milk topped with granola, banana, apple, mulberries, honey and cinnamon, $13.49-$14.99
By Doug Coats at Lake Norman Citizen – A Cornelius couple is bringing more healthy options to the West Catawba corridor.
Ted and Karine Flinter opened their Vitality Bowls franchise in late July in a space formerly occupied by Starbucks. They’re offering more than a dozen kinds of acaí bowls, along with smoothies, paninis, soups and salads. But customers can get more than just a boost of complex nutrients with a catchy name. They’ll have the opportunity to hear the stories of international travel the Flinters have experienced.
Ted was a major in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he landed a job training foreign militaries and police. After meeting Karine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, they’ve also lived in Kosovo, Abu Dhabi and eastern Africa.
Owning a business locally means they can get to know the community where they’ve owned a home since 2013 better. They have plans on building two more stores in the Charlotte area.
“We have three young children, and every summer we come here for two months since it’s so hot in the Middle East,” Ted Flinter said. “We’ve gotten to know our neighbors a lot better since we opened the café. That’s been a great element of getting our café open.”
Vitality Bowls is offering dine-in service with their patio space, but also online ordering for pickup or delivery. Flinter said the store is filling a demand for healthy eating, and with gyms opening this month at 30 percent capacity, looks to capitalize on fellow health-driven businesses. They offer 10 percent off to customers who show proof of a gym membership.
“We picked this location because a lot of the gyms, Planet Fitness and other fitness studios are around us,” he said. “It was a little bit concerning when we were opening up, with them slowly opening up and seeing a lot of new faces of people coming in from gyms.”
Ted and Karine Flinter opened Vitality Bowls on One Norman Boulevard in July. /Courtesy of Ted Flinter
The bowls range from $7.49 for a small dessert or breakfast bowl, to most of the menu costing $12.49 for a medium and $13.99 for a large. Some of the most popular, Flinter said, are the Vitality Bowl (strawberries, banana, flax seed), Nutty Bowl (banana, strawberries, peanut butter) and Warrior Bowl (raspberries, broccoli, almond milk).
For a liquefied treat, there’s the Matcha Madness smoothie and paninis for the savory crowd.
“It’s looking at taking real foods, organic where we can, non-GMO, and taking a healthy approach to providing a menu that’s appealing to people looking to follow dietary guidelines that are going to give them a balanced diet and healthy foods,” Flinter said.
Though “Main Street Lake Norman” may not look anything like the streets of the Middle East or African jungles, Flinter said his former life can still be beneficial in the food business.
“My wife and I have traveled the world and love learning stories and sharing ours,” he said. “We’ve got a great audience, and when you travel the world and meet lots of people, we like to think our store is welcoming and have had a cross section of people coming in and out of the world.”
(KUTV) — Times have changed, and although there will not be an in-person fashion show this year, City Creek Center will still be featuring the latest in fall trends for 2020!
On Monday, September 14th, City Creek Center will be kicking off its Fall Fashion Launch on the Center’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Each day until the end of the month they will feature the latest in fall styles from your favorite stores at City Creek Center—and there is something for everyone! And while you are out shopping for the newest styles in fall fashion at City Creek Center, stop by Vitality Bowls to fuel up on an acai bowl, fresh juice, coffee, salads, panini, and more.
Will Tanguy is here to discuss what an açaí bowl is while demonstrating the preparation of the Vitality Bowl. An açaí bowl is a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich organic açaí berry, topped with organic granola and a selection of superfood ingredients. Vitality Bowls also offers the nutrient-packed superfruits pitaya, Graviola and acerola as a base for bowls. Açaí berries are high in antioxidants and can promote heart health. Strawberries and bananas contain high levels of vitamin C, vitamin B, and potassium, providing energy throughout the day. Flaxseed is loaded with fiber and high-quality protein to help keep you full.
Vitality Bowls is a nationwide franchise superfood café specializing in açaí bowls, smoothies, fresh juice, salads, and panini. A variety of superfood coffee and espresso drinks are also offered at Vitality Bowls. The café is health and wellness-focused, and the kitchen is designed to avoid cross-contact of ingredients, making it an allergy-friendly environment. Menu items contain no fillers (ice, frozen yogurt, or artificial preservatives), giving them the purest taste possible.
City Creek Center Hours of operation: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.