UFood Restaurant Group Inc. has signed an agreement with Euro Café Corporation to create co-branded restaurant concepts. The companies will explore development opportunities at airports, shopping centers, malls, college campuses, hospitals, casinos, health clubs and military bases.
Euro Café operates 35 locations, including 32 cafés in 22 airports in the U.S. and Canada in partnership with Hudson News. Euro Café Corporation is a family-owned company incorporated in Virginia in 1997. The company serves customers a rich European blend of coffee made with freshly roasted beans and has a commitment to sustainability.
“Euro Café Corporation is proud and excited to join UFood Grill for co-branding and expansion, nationally and internationally,” said John A. Hus, president, Euro Café. “We have full confidence in the leadership and management of UFood Grill. This complementary partnership — healthy food and the best gourmet coffee — is a powerful combination. We look forward to advancing this venture together.”
UFood Grill operates restaurants in a number of trade channels including airports, hospitals, shopping centers and urban storefronts. The company’s airport locations are in Boston, Cleveland and Dallas, with two units under construction at Salt Lake City International Airport, expected to open in late April 2012. UFood has been approved for expansion into the military channel and will open three units at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the first of which is under construction and the second is planned for construction to start in six weeks.
“Our co-branded concept with Euro Café will bring the best of both worlds to travelers — a fresh cup of coffee made with expertly roasted beans, and our nutritious, delicious quick service food,” said UFood Chairman and CEO George Naddaff. “We believe that this concept will meet the needs of consumers on the go — whether they want a latte or a naan flatbread sandwich.”
The place where “delicious meets nutritious,” UFood Grill is committed to offering consumers food that tastes great, is lower in calories and fat and, wherever possible, serves meals that are antibiotic and hormone-free, gluten-free as well as natural, grass-fed beef and cage-free eggs. UFood boasts a wide-ranging menu that includes lean burgers, rice bowls, salads, wraps, paninis and smoothies.