By Dave Yochum at Cornelius Today – Cornelius residents Karine and Ted Flinter are opening Vitality Bowls, an açaí bowl cafe, at 19722 One Norman Drive on Friday.
The healthy dining option is a franchise that features the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich açaí berry, topped with a variety of superfoods.
There are currently more than 140 Vitality Bowls locations open or in development across the United States. This is the Flinters first location; they plan to open more stores.
“Ted and I lived overseas for almost 20 years. During our travels we have always enjoyed great food and great friends. We are so excited to continue that tradition and trade stories and share amazing food in our new café,” Karine said, explaining that social distancing and safety practices are in place via mobile ordering, takeout, curbside pickup and outdoor seating.
Ted served as a Marine officer and United Nations Peacekeeper before opening his own company in 2007 called Lexington Security Group. It exported defense services and was based in the United Arab Emirates before Ted exited the market in 2019.
Karine worked in radio journalism before joining the United Nations where she worked on Peacekeeping Operations in Kosovo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Karine worked with Lexington Security Group as director of corporate communications from 2007 – 2019.
Over the last decade, Northern California-based Vitality Bowls has become a bonafide leader in the health food industry. The cafés play into the demand for superfoods, antioxidants and nutrition.
The menu features superfood toppings like graviola, acerola, organic mangosteen, organic camu camu, organic spirulina, organic aronia, organic moringa, organic maca, bee pollen and more.
A Vitality Bowl Superfood Café costs on average between $170,100 and $604,000 to open. Stores range from 750 – 1500 sq. ft. The initial investment includes the franchise fees, the construction and design costs to build-out the café, signage, computer systems, training costs and up to three months of operating capital.
By Community Impact Newspaper – Vitality Bowls opened a new Plano location June 26 at 2100 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 132. Known for its health-oriented bowls, the restaurant also serves smoothies, juices, paninis, soups and salads. The company has locations in 19 states, including three Dallas-Fort Worth locations. 469-969-0088. VitalityBowls.com.
By Nation’s Restaurant News – Açaí, strawberries, bananas, raspberries and almond milk blended together and topped with granola, strawberries, blueberries coconut flakes and honey, $12.99-$14.99 in a bowl, $7,99-$8.49 as a smoothie.
As other restaurants struggle to stay open amidst coronavirus, Vitality Bowls just opened a new location in Fremont.
By Patch.com — If you’re looking for a summer treat, have you given Vitality Bowls a try? The business opened its doors in Fremont on June 19.
Vitality Bowls specializes in acai bowls, a blend of the antioxidant-rich acai berry, topped with a variety of superfoods. The owners are Vi Pham and Scott Bui.
“Our goal in opening Vitality Bowls is to make it a place the community can be proud of,” said Bui. “We were moved by the dedication and support we saw from local residents and healthcare professionals at Washington Hospital and Kaiser Permanente to keep Fremont safe during COVID-19.”
The new cafe is in Gateway Plaza near Raley’s Supermarket, at 39258 Paseo Padre Parkway.
Vitality Bowls was founded right here in the East Bay in 2011, in San Ramon. The Fremont location is the 38th Vitality Bowls cafe in California, and there’s close to 140 locations open or in development nationwide.
“We look forward to seeing Vi and Scott grow their business in Fremont and share the Vitality Bowls message with the community,” said Tara Gilad, founder and owner of Vitality Bowls. “As health and safety remain a top priority, community members will be able to enjoy a nutritious meal that they can feel good about, while also supporting a local business.”
Pham and Bui plan to open more Vitality Bowls in the area.
The Vitality Bowls menu features fresh juices, smoothies, soups, panini and salads in addition to the namesake bowls, all available while maintaining social distancing and safety practices, through mobile ordering, takeout, and curbside pickup.
By Restaurant Business – Vitality Bowls was started out of a small shop in 2011 by Roy and Tara Gilad, who wanted a healthy concept that was safe for people with allergies. It evolved into a superfood bowl concept with a menu of bowls featuring better-for-you ingredients such as acai berry and graviola. The chain plans to continue its aggressive growth.
By Plano Magazine – In 2011 Vitality Bowls opened in San Ramon, California. With a menu full of a variety of superfoods, the restaurant has grown to now more than 135 locations open or in development. One of the newest locations opened June 26 right here in Plano at 2100 N. Dallas Parkway.
Local residents Mike and Suzette Crews, previously working in healthcare management and consulting, had been looking for a new business to get into. Suzette “fell in love with the idea” of Vitality Bowls, said Mike.
Their Plano location serves up healthy bowls, smoothies, juices, paninis, soups and salads. The bowls begin with a base of açai blended with an option of graviola, acerola or pitaya, along with other fruits and veggies. Each bowl comes loaded with toppings such as granola, fresh fruit, honey, almonds, bee pollen and more, but diners can add or remove toppings as they like. Dining at Vitality Bowls offers the customer a guarantee that they’ll be consuming highly nutritious ingredients.
“Our goal in opening Vitality Bowls is to make it a place the community can be proud of,” said Mike. “We were moved by the dedication and support we have seen from local residents and healthcare professionals over the last few months, and we want to continue the gratitude and inspiring momentum as we open our doors to the community.”
The staff at Vitality Bowls is taking COVID-19 precautions seriously, and have implemented a plexiglass barrier at check-out, constant sanitization of tables and door handles, and a policy requiring all employees to wear face masks and gloves.