Denver, CO (RestaurantNews.com) Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Colorado-based fast casual restaurant concept featuring healthy and authentic Mediterranean cuisine, announced the grand opening of its 30th location nationwide. The new restaurant opened today, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 4575 E. Cactus Rd., Suite 140 and is the second Garbanzo in Phoenix near Paradise Valley Mall.
“We saw considerable growth potential in the metro Phoenix marketplace from the start, but even we’ve been surprised by just how fast things have taken off around here,” said Steven Morris, President and CEO of GMG, Arizona, LLC. “We’re thrilled that Arizonans can now discover why Garbanzo has seen such remarkable growth in such a short time. We’re ecstatic that we’ve already become a fast-casual favorite for the increasingly health-conscious Phoenix community.”
“I feel there is a huge audience in Arizona for the authentic taste and healthy options Garbanzo has to offer,” says Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder, president and CEO. “Our made-from-scratch products have wide appeal while our authentic Mediterranean recipes provide an unequaled approach to fast-casual dining. After just one taste, I know the Phoenix residents will be Garbanzo fans.”
Garbanzo offers guests a variety of authentic Mediterranean items with an emphasis on flavor, authentic tastes and quality, as well as a healthy trans-fat free menu. Guests can enjoy traditional favorites such as kabobs, gyros, Greek salads or customize their meal with items such as pita, Mediterranean wraps, falafel, hummus, seasoned rice, sauces and dressings. All Garbanzo salads and sauces are prepared on-site daily, and the pita are made from scratch throughout the day in every restaurant. Additionally, several ingredients are bought locally and some are imported directly from the Mediterranean region.
Franchising is one of Garbanzo’s key growth strategies building upon the success of its 19 company-owned restaurants in Colorado. The newest Garbanzo joins existing company- and franchisee-owned locations throughout the country. Garbanzo corporate has 15 locations in Colorado, and four in Maryland. Current franchise locations include Phoenix, Arizona, Orange County, California, South Windsor, Connecticut, Boca Raton, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, Florham Park, New Jersey, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and San Antonio, Texas. With many new store openings on the horizon, Garbanzo is on track to double in size by the end of 2014.
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About Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill – Arizona
Paradise Valley: Opening Wednesday, April 9 | 480.351.2497 | 4575 E. Cactus Rd. Suite #140 | eatgarbanzo.com | Facebook.com/GarbanzoMedGrill | 11am – 9pm, Daily
Desert Ridge: 480.397.9510 | 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite #36-1210, Phoenix, AZ 85050 eatgarbanzo.com | Facebook.com/GarbanzoMedGrill | 11am – 9pm, Daily
About Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill is owned and operated in Colorado. The company’s founder, Alon Mor, grew up in the Mediterranean region and is a 20-year veteran of owning and running restaurants. St. Louis Bread Company/Panera Bread founder Ken Rosenthal is also co-founder of the company. Garbanzo uses only the top, quality ingredients for its made-from-scratch recipes, and provides several vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Garbanzo currently has 30 company- and franchisee-owned locations nationwide with new markets continuously opening across the country. To learn more about Garbanzo, visit www.EatGarbanzo.com, www.facebook.com/GarbanzoMedGrill or www.twitter.com/GarbanzoGrill.
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