BY FRANCHISING.COM – Inc. magazine announced today the placement of Vitality Bowls on the 37th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This was Vitality Bowls first year on this list, the superfood café earned the rank of 682. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs.

“To be included among such successful companies is a great honor,” said Tara Gilad, COO and co-founder of Vitality Bowls. “It’s a testament to the hard work of our team and the incredible growth of our franchise movement.”

The 2018 Inc. 5000, unveiled at Inc.com with the top 500 companies featured in the September print issue of Inc., is the most competitive crop of privately held companies in the U.S. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

This prestigious award validates Vitality Bowl’s progress in the past year and the eight years since its launch. With 56 locations now open across the country, the brand has ingrained itself into all of the communities it serves.

Vitality Bowls originating in Northern California and specializing in açaí bowls that feature a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich berry, topped with a variety of superfoods – Vitality Bowls has solidified itself as America’s superfood café. All items on the menu are made to order for each customer and are prepared in a kitchen designed to avoid cross contamination for customers with food allergies. There are no ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar or artificial preservatives being used, giving the purest taste possible to each menu item.

To learn more about Vitality Bowls, visit www.vitalitybowls.com.

About Vitality Bowls

Roy and Tara Gilad, a pair of successful business owners, founded Vitality Bowls in 2011 in San Ramon, California. The duo started the superfood café concept together 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 seen significant growth with more than 100 cafes open and in development. Named one the Top 100 new franchises in 2017 by Entrepreneur, Vitality Bowls is redefining the fast casual healthy food restaurant sector every day at each of its locations across the country.

For more information about the brand, visit the company website at https://vitalitybowls.com.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2015. The minimum required revenue for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/ .

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

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