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–9:30PM and on Sunday from 11AM–7PM.

About Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads
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.

About Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt
Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, known for its lineup of real fruit smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices, nonfat frozen yogurt and assortment of natural grab-and-go snacks, utilizes a customizable menu model to offer guests the option of choosing a delicious smoothie from a list of classic flavor combos (which can be made dairy-free upon request) or creating their own by combining fresh ingredients and adding a nutrient rich boost.

About Villa Restaurant Group℠ (previously known as Villa Enterprises)
Villa Restaurant GroupSM 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 with more than 50 years of service and nearly 350 restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa Restaurant Group’s quick-service restaurant brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen®, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads®, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries®, Far East Asian FireSM, 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 Restaurant GroupSM brand including The Black Horse Tavern & PubSM, The Office Tavern GrillSM, The OFFICE Beer Bar & GrillSM, Steelworks Buffet & GrillSM, PiattinoSM and George & Martha’sSM. For more information, please visit