Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast casual restaurant concept featuring fresh and healthy Mediterranean flavors, today announced the grand opening of its third Colorado Springs location. Opening Wednesday, September 28 at The Promenade Shops at Briargate (1685 Briargate Parkway, Suite 323), the new restaurant is the 14th Colorado-based location for the concept.
The newest Garbanzo opens on the heels of the first Fort Collins location, which opened September 1, and joins two existing Colorado Springs locations in Broadmoor Towne Center and First and Main Town Center. Garbanzo also has nine Denver-metro restaurants located in Highlands, Greenwood Village, Aurora, Littleton, Park Meadows, Highlands Ranch, University Hills, Lone Tree and Glendale, and one in Boulder on Twenty Ninth Street mall.
“Adding a third restaurant to our Colorado Springs lineup is very exciting for us and nicely rounds out the area’s northern, western and southern markets,” says Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder and CEO. “Since opening our first Colorado Springs Garbanzo in June 2010, we have been warmly welcomed by the community and have greatly enjoyed sharing with them our made-from-scratch, authentic Mediterranean cuisine.”
On grand opening day, guests will have the opportunity to spin a prize wheel for the chance to win a free entrée, Garbanzo gift card, reusable Garbanzo tote bag and other prizes. The new Colorado Springs location will partner with and help raise funds for The Home Front Cares, a local nonprofit organization that provides support for Colorado’s military families of all services who have been impacted by deployment in harm’s way.
Following the grand opening, Garbanzo will hold several giveaways – from a cruiser bike to an e-reader – throughout October and into November to further the new store excitement. For more information about the giveaways, visit Garbanzo’s Bean Blog at www.EatGarbanzo.com/blog.
Garbanzo offers guests a variety of healthy, high-quality Mediterranean items with an emphasis on flavor, freshness and authenticity, as well as a trans-fat free menu. Guests have the ability to customize every meal with items such as pita, laffa, falafel, shwarma, hummus, seasoned rice, sauces and dressings. All Garbanzo salads and sauces are prepared on-site daily, and the pita are baked fresh on-site throughout the day in every restaurant. Additionally, several ingredients are bought locally and some are imported directly from the Mediterranean region. The menu features simple and easy definitions and descriptions of each item in an effort to make guests feel comfortable trying food that may be new to them.
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill is owned and operated in Colorado. The company’s founder, Alon Mor, grew up in the Mediterranean region and is a 15-year veteran of owning and running restaurants. St. Louis Bread Company/Panera Bread founder Ken Rosenthal also is an owner and co-founder of the company. Voted 2010 and 2011 “Best Healthy Lunch” in Denver’s 7 A-List, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill uses only the freshest, quality ingredients with freshly baked pita daily, along with several vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. To learn more about Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, visit www.EatGarbanzo.com.