Vitality Bowls, which specializes in acai bowls, is opening its first Arizona location Friday in Gilbert. Under the direction of Subway franchisee Gary Legumina, his three sons and their mother, Julie Delaney, an additional five locations will open in the state over the next several months.
“It’s a tremendous honor and an exciting time to be part of Vitality Bowls’ entrance into Arizona,” Legumina said in a company press release. “There is a lack of healthy food offerings for consumers in the local area, and I think Vitality Bowls will be a perfect fit and fill that niche in Gilbert. With a number of delicious offerings at our café, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
Vitality Bowls has 129 locations open or in development offering made-to-order healthy dishes, including the Dragon Bowl (featuring pitaya, mango juice, coconut milk, bananas, pineapple and raspberries) and the signature Vitality Bowl with organic acai, bananas strawberries and organic flax seed. It also serves savory items including salads, grain bowls, wraps and toasts topped with nutritional ingredients and a wide range of superfoods.
“This is a major milestone for our brand as we finally make our entrance into Arizona and introduce our better superfood concept to the people of Gilbert,” Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls, said in the release. “Gary is the perfect operator to help us establish Vitality Bowls in Arizona, and our team is ready to support him every step of the way.”