BY FLORIDA TIMES-UNION – Jacksonville natives Amy Sears and her husband, Donnie, are bringing California-based Vitality Bowls to Jacksonville Beach this July.

“We loved the idea of bringing something fresh and healthy to our town,” Sears said. “We’re such a fitness and nutrition-oriented community and we needed more places to get fresh, healthy food options that are fast and casual.”

The 1,100-square-foot location will open on July 6 at North Beach Plaza at 1516 3rd St. N. in Jacksonville Beach.

Vitality Bowls, which will have nearly 50 locations throughout nine states by the end of the year, offers a selection of açaí, breakfast and dessert bowls.

The açaí berry bowls are topped with organic granola, and customers can choose from toppings that include fruit, honey, chia seeds and more.

Sears, a stay-at-home mother, said she and her husband were looking for a new venture now that their two children are teenagers when Donnie discovered Vitality Bowls while visiting California.

“My husband was raised at the beach, my kids went to elementary school there and my in-laws still live there, so we have a rich connection to the community,” she said. “… We’re also located across the street from Native Sun, near several hotels and close to Fletcher High School so we’ll offer another great lunch option for students.”

For more information about Vitality Bowls, visit vitalitybowls.com.

COVID-19 information

As we diligently follow COVID-19 updates and developments from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), most Vitality Bowls locations remain open as our team closely follows all public health recommendations to keep our customers, employees and communities healthy and safe.

Our goal has always been to provide the most nutritious food possible to our customers, and we are dedicated to that mission now more than ever.

Some aspects of the Vitality Bowls experience have been modified, including some locations limiting dining experiences to take-out and delivery only. Please contact your local Vitality Bowls regarding in-store dining availability.

We are confident that we will get through this together as a community. In the meantime, Vitality Bowls is here for you, to provide healthy, nutritious meals for you and your family.

 

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