DANVILLE, Calif. – Superfood Café, Vitality Bowls, announced today it has been named #463 on the 2022 Franchise Times’ Top 500 list.

In 2021 alone, Vitality Bowl’s sales grew by 28.7%, surpassing $37 million and experienced 1.4% unit growth. With 75 locations across the United States, the company is currently on pace to set a systemwide sales record in 2022, shattering 2021’s performance.

“We are honored to achieve this incredible milestone,” said Tara Gilad, founder and owner of Vitality Bowls. “This ranking is a direct result of our franchisees’ hard work and dedication to succeed. We look forward to continuing this momentum as we grow into new markets and offer continued support to our existing franchisees.”  

Previously the Top 400, Franchise Times expanded its annual ranking to 500 of the largest U.S.- based franchise systems by global systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising, along with promising young concepts in growth mode. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that leads to the most credible and objective franchise ranking available, said Franchise Times Editor in Chief Laura Michaels.

The collection of systemwide sales data also provides useful insight into the franchise industry’s performance coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every segment gained ground in 2021, with some getting back to or even surpassing pre-pandemic sales.  

Vitality Bowls offers a variety of açaí bowls, smoothies, wraps, grain bowls, panini and salads. Roy and Tara Gilad founded the company after finding out about their daughter’s severe food allergies and need to find healthy alternatives. The first Vitality Bowls location opened in San Ramon, California, in 2011.

For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit www.vitalitybowls.com

About Vitality Bowls

Roy and Tara Gilad founded Vitality Bowls in 2011 in San Ramon, California. The duo started the superfood café concept as a result of discovering their daughter’s severe food allergies and wanting to find safe, healthy food alternatives. Since franchising began in 2014, the brand has grown to more than 145 cafés open and in development.

Between 2019 and 2020, Vitality Bowls earned the “Best Franchise to Buy”—New Ethnic Eats Category Zor Award, was named in Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchise and Top New Franchises list, Franchise Times’s Top 200+ list, Entrepreneur’s Top Growth Franchise list, Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private CompaniesRestaurant Business’s Future 50 and Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers.

In 2022, Vitality Bowls was named a Top Food Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine, claiming one of the top five spots in the “Açaí Bowl” category.

To learn more about Vitality Bowls franchise opportunities, visit www.franchise.vitalitybowls.com/ and for more information about the brand, visit the company website at www.vitalitybowls.com

About the Franchise Times Top 500.

The Franchise Times Top 500 is the only ranking by systemwide sales and units of the largest 500 U.S.-based franchise brands. Published in the October issue and available in a searchable database online, the Franchise Times Top 500 also analyzes industry sectors based on percentage change in sales growth, reports the 10 fastest-growing franchises by four different measures, and includes exclusive news stories about the biggest names in franchising. The rankings and full report, and the searchable online database, are available at www.franchisetimes.com/top-500- 2022.  


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