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 Frank’s Honey Garlic Sauce; Mariachi Melt – pepper jack, cheddar, all-natural smoked chicken, pico de gallo, and Tajin mayo; and Spinach Dip Panini – mozzarella, provolone, baby spinach artichoke hearts and spinach dip, available at participating locations nationwide.

“We are excited to announce the addition of these three new Artisan Melts to the Green Leaf’s menu,” said Andrea Carella, Brand Manager of Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads. “The winter months and comfort foods are a match made in heaven. These delicious sandwiches pair some exciting flavors, including Tajin seasoning and Frank’s Honey Garlic Sauce, with the fresh, high-quality ingredients that our customers know and love.”

Founded in 1976, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads offers its guests better-for-you options before it became trendy. Today, Green Leaf’s continues to offer fresh, high-quality menu items including soups, salads and panini made with locally sourced produce and 100% all natural chicken. With over 40 locations across the United States, Green Leaf’s specialty is made-to-order Pick & Mix salads, where guests can customize their order by choosing from several fresh lettuce options, dressings and toppings.

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About Villa Restaurant Group℠ (previously known as Villa Enterprises)
Villa Restaurant Group is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele (Michael) Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Restaurant Group, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Restaurant Group is an international organization that recently celebrated its 51st anniversary with nearly 400 restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa’s QSR brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, Far East and other emerging brands, can be found across 42 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and five additional countries. Villa also operates full-service restaurants in New Jersey under the 40North Group brand including The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Piattino and George & Martha’s. For more information, please visit