Vitality Bowls Announces First-Ever Arizona Grand Open in Gilbert


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August 10, 2022 // // GILBERT, Arizona – Vitality Bowls, which specializes in açaí bowls – a thick blend of antioxidant-rich açaí berries from the Amazon, topped with a variety of superfoods – announced today that it will open its first cafe in Arizona on Fridays. August 12. Gilbert’s new franchise store will be the first for owner Gary Legumina. His sons, Casey, Jake and Luke Legumina, and their mother, Julie Delaney, are also partners in the business.

“It’s a huge honor and an exciting time to be part of Vitality Bowls’ entry into Arizona,” said Legumina, who brings with him extensive restaurant ownership experience having opened and operated multiple Subway locations in the region for 18 years. “There is a lack of healthy food offerings for consumers in the area, and I think Vitality Bowls will fit right in and fill that niche in Gilbert. With a number of delicious offerings in our cafe, there will be something for everyone.

The new cafe will be conveniently located at 2438 South Recker Road in the Verde at Cooley Station mall. This restaurant will be the first Vitality Bowls cafe in Arizona, joining 129 locations open or in development nationwide. Five additional locations are planned for the state in the coming months.

Over the past decade, Northern California-based Vitality Bowls has become a true leader in the health food industry. The sophisticated and dynamic cafes fit perfectly into the unique collection of superfood dishes, all of which contain extraordinary ingredients packed with antioxidants and high nutritional values.

Vitality Bowls offers healthy made-to-order dishes for every meal of the day, with the widest variety of unique superfoods. Customers can choose from a range of delicious options, such as the Dragon Bowl (featuring pitaya, mango juice, coconut milk, bananas, pineapple and raspberries) and their signature Vitality Bowl (with acai, organic bananas, strawberries and flax seeds).

In addition to acai bowls and smoothies, the brand offers a varied menu that includes hot and savory dishes, including salads, cereal bowls, wraps and toast loaded with nutritional ingredients and a wide range of toppings. of superfoods. Options include the Vitality Wrap, made with hummus, avocado, super greens, cereal, roasted potatoes, radishes, pickled red onions, lemon tahini dressing, vegan aioli with garlic and crunchy super seeds in a tomato and basil tortilla.

Plus, all acai bowls and smoothies are made without any filler ingredients like ice, frozen yogurt, or artificial preservatives, resulting in the purest taste possible.

“This is a major milestone for our brand as we finally step into Arizona and introduce our best superfood concept to the people of Gilbert,” said Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls. “Gary is the perfect operator to help us establish Vitality Bowls in Arizona, and our team is ready to support him every step of the way.”

There are currently over 129 Vitality Bowls locations open or in development across the United States.

About Vitality Bowls

Roy and Tara Gilad founded Vitality Bowls in 2011 in San Ramon, California. The duo launched the superfood cafe concept after discovering their daughter’s severe food allergies and wanted to find safe and healthy food options. Since the franchise began in 2014, the brand has grown to more than 145 cafes open and in development.

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

In 2021, Vitality Bowls ranked on Entrepreneur magazine’s 500 franchise list, claiming first place in the Açaí Bowl category and an overall ranking of #185.

To learn more about Vitality Bowls franchise opportunities, visit and for more brand information, visit the company’s website at

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