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MORRISTOWN, NJ (October 20, 2017) – Morristown-based Villa Restaurant Group, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, today announced the opening of its newest Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads and Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt locations at the Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, MD. Operated by local franchisee, A & V Ventures, Inc., Green Leaf’s and Bananas will treat visitors and shoppers to better-for-you options including soups, salads, panini, fruit smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices and more, all made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. The Green Leaf’s and Bananas at Arundel Mills are located at 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, FC-01, Hanover, MD 21076 and are open on Monday to Saturday from 10AM&n...

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Better-For-You Quick-Service Brands Offer Guests a New Fall Panini, Salad, Iced Tea and Smoothie to Enjoy Starting October 2

MORRISTOWN, NJ (October 2, 2017) Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, and Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, two rapidly growing quick-service restaurant brands known for better-for-you menu options available on-the-go, today announced the addition of four new sensationally seasonal fall menu items. Available for a limited time, these new options, which include a salad, panini, iced tea and smoothie, are full of flavor and will be available at participating locations of both brands nationwide on October 2.

From Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, guests can enjoy the new Orchard Salad, loaded with walnuts, dri...

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The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey continues to leave an impression across Southern Texas and parts of Louisiana. We have had several restaurants directly impacted by the storm and along with them many of our own people and their families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to these valued team members and their communities, as well as to anyone who has been impacted by this catastrophic event. We sincerely hope for an end to the rain, for the flooding to recede and for a speedy return to normalcy which we as a Nation are so well known for. We continue to pray for all the families impacted and especially those part of our own VRG family, and to help in the recovery efforts we have established a VRG Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to which we ha...

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Quick-Service Brand to Launch Fresh Squeezed Juices Nationwide to Benefit Heart Health,
Immunity, Relaxation and Weight Loss

MORRISTOWN, NJ (May 5, 2017): Consumers worldwide continue to express growing interest in maintaining a healthy diet, yet many find themselves busier now than ever before, while struggling to find healthy snacks and meal replacements that can be enjoyed on-the-go. With fresh-squeezed juices quickly becoming a favorite, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, the quick-service brand known for serving real fruit smoothies, is proud to be answering the demand for an affordable, accessible and delicious option by introducing a variety of fresh squeezed juices at its locations across the country.

The juices, which are av...

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Quick-Service Brand to Launch Pink Smoothie, Priced at Same Rate as Current Documented Wage Gap on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ (February 28, 2017): According to the World Economic Forum, the gender gap will not close entirely until the year 2186. Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, the quick-service brand known for serving real fruit smoothies, thinks that this is completely unacceptable, and this month, in honor of International Women’s Day, the brand is doing its part to raise awareness and speed up the process. On Wednesday, March 8, Bananas will launch the Common Cents Smoothie, which will be available to patrons at the same rate as the current documented wage gap – 80 cents for women...

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Better-For-You Quick-Service Brand Offers Guests Three New Grilled-To-Order Sandwiches, Beginning on January 23

MORRISTOWN, NJ, January 23, 2017: Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, the rapidly growing quick-service restaurant brand known for better-for-you options including made-to-order salads, delicious wraps and grilled panini, today announced the addition of three new Artisan Melts to its menu this winter. Available for a limited time, these warm, grilled-to-order sandwiches will offer guests a lighter alternative and a delicious twist on a classic cold-weather favorite.

Beginning on January 23, guests can enjoy the Kickin’ Chicken Flatbread – pepper jack, provolone, all-natural smoked chicken, basil, cilantro, and F...

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Election-Inspired Smoothie to be Sold for 45 Cents to Commemorate the 45th President of the United States at Participating Locations Nationwide on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ (November 1, 2016): On Wednesday, November 9, Americans from coast to coast will wake up breathing a sigh of relief, because after what seemed like an eternity, this truly historic and tumultuous election process – regardless of which side of the fence you are on – has finally come to a close. After months and months of debates, rallies, scandals and relentless television ads, America has finally chosen its 45th President of the United States. To honor this milestone in our nation’s history, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, se...

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Quick-Service Brand to Offer Guests A FREE Baja Street Taco with $5 Purchase on Tuesday, October 4

MORRISTOWN, NJ, September 26, 2016: Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, the rapidly growing quick-service restaurant brand known for better-for-you options including made-to-order salads, delicious wraps and grilled panini, invites its guests to enjoy all of the traditional flavors of Mexican street food. On Tuesday, October 4 in honor of National Taco Day, participating Green Leaf’s locations nationwide will give away one FREE Baja Street Taco – loaded with all natural smoked chicken, cabbage, mango, Pico de gallo and TAJÍN® chili lime sauce – per guest, with any $5 purchase.*

Can’t make it out on N...

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New Health-Focused Option Located Next to Newly Remodeled Villa Italian Kitchen in the Union Club

WHAT: Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, the rapidly growing quick-service restaurant brand known for better-for-you options including made-to-order salads and delicious soups, makes its debut at the Purdue University Union Club on August 22. The new health-focused offering is located next to Villa Italian Kitchen, which has recently reopened after a remodel, just in time for the new school year.

WHERE: Green Leaf’s (located next to Villa Italian Kitchen)
Purdue University Union Club
101 North Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

WHY: Green Leaf’s will bring its fresh and healthy options to the students, staff and visitors of ...

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Get social with Green Leaf’s and Bananas! Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads and Bananas Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt, known for better-for-you options including made-to-order salads, delicious wraps, grilled panini, real fruit smoothies and nonfat frozen yogurt, have recently launched a new, combined Instagram page. Fans can now follow the popular brands at @greenleafsbananas to check out highlighted menu items, guests’ photos and exciting promotions. Green Leaf’s and Bananas look forward to connecting with their guests and sharing their fresh, fun, feel good menu options with the Instagram community! It’s #INSTAGOOD!

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