The fast-casual concept to hold grand opening festivities in Annapolis Feb. 26
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, the fresh, healthy and authentic Mediterranean concept, opens its fourth Maryland location in Annapolis Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at 2341 Forest Drive in the Festival at Riva shopping center. The new restaurant is the fourth company-owned restaurant to open in Maryland and the 28th location nationwide.
On grand opening day, Garbanzo is holding hourly in-store prize drawings for items such as an Apple iPod nano, Wii Mini, Apple TV, Kindle Fire HD, Amazon.com gift cards and Garbanzo gift cards. Guests should register at the restaurant on opening day for a chance to win.
The new location is also hosting a fundraiser dinner Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on behalf of Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for and support abused and neglected children in the court system. The public is invited to attend for a $5 suggested donation. For more information about Anne Arundel CASA, visit www.aacasa.org.
“We are very excited to open our fourth Maryland location and bring the fresh, healthy and authentic Mediterranean flavors to Annapolis,” says Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder, president and CEO. “Our Annapolis fans have been asking for a Garbanzo in their area for months, and we are happy to deliver on our promise to them.”
The Mediterranean fast-casual concept currently has 19 company-owned units – 15 in Colorado and four in Maryland. The additional nine restaurants are franchisee-owned and located in seven different states throughout the country.
Garbanzo offers guests a variety of authentic Mediterranean items with an emphasis on flavor, freshness and quality, as well as a healthy 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. For more information about Garbanzo, visit www.EatGarbanzo.com.
Founded in 2007, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill is headquartered in Colorado. The company’s founder, Alon Mor, grew up in the Mediterranean region and is a 20-year veteran of owning and running restaurants. St. Louis Bread Company/Panera Bread founder Ken Rosenthal is also co-founder of the company. Garbanzo uses only the freshest, quality ingredients for its made-from-scratch recipes, and provides several vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Garbanzo currently has 28 locations nationwide with new markets opening across the country. To learn more about Garbanzo, visit www.EatGarbanzo.com, www.facebook.com/GarbanzoMedGrill or www.twitter.com/GarbanzoGrill.