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A new area franchisee for Vitality Bowls plans its first area location in Leawood.

The San Ramon, Calif.-based chain specializes in açaí bowls — a thick blend of the açaí berry topped with organic granola and a selection of “superfoods” including kale, honey, flax seed, fresh fruits and more. It also offers panini, salads, soups, smoothies and a fresh juice bar.

Chris Landes and his wife, Judy Deines, of Lee’s Summit plan a March opening at 11828 Roe Ave., Leawood.