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May
09
GREEN LEAF’S BEYOND GREAT SALADS TREATS CUSTOMERS TO FREE SALAD TO KICK OFF NATIONAL SALAD MONTH IN MAY

Quick-Service Brand to Offer Guests A FREE Pick & Mix with 4 Toppings on Wednesday, May 1

MORRISTOWN, NJ (April 23, 2019): 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 a fantastic freebie to celebrate National Salad Month this May. To honor its most popular menu item, Green Leaf’s will be treating guests to a FREE Pick & Mix Salad on Wednesday, May 1 – a fresh, healthy, delicious lunch to help the month start off on a sweet note.

Guests are invited to choose their greens, any four toppings – with options ranging from carrots and broccoli to bacon a...


May
09
Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt Tests Rollout of Carrot Straws

Better-For-You QSR Brand Explores Edible Straw Options

MORRISTOWN, NJ (April 17, 2019): Just in time for Earth Day, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, the quick-service brand known for serving real fruit smoothies with over 30 locations nationwide, can today announce an exciting new exploration into the field of sustainability, as it begins testing carrot straws for use in its smoothies and fresh squeezed juices.

Recent estimations using trash collected on U.S. coastlines during cleanups over five years show that there are nearly 7.5 million plastic straws lying around America's shorelines. These straws are damaging not only aquatic life nationwide, but are also polluting America’s natural resources, causing long-lasting damag...


May
09
Celebrate Tax Day with FREE Frozen Yogurt!

Better-For-You QSR Brand, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, Offers Fun Freebie on April 15

MORRISTOWN, NJ (March 26, 2019): Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, the quick-service brand known for serving real fruit smoothies with over 30 locations nationwide, is excited to invite guests to celebrate the end of the 2019 tax season. Whether they are expecting a check in the mail or owe a few dollars to Uncle Sam, on Monday, April 15, in honor of Tax Day, all guests are invited to visit their local Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt for a sweet treat – a FREE small frozen yogurt!*

To redeem, guests must simply mention the offer at time of purchase and enjoy their first taste of springtime cheerfulness with delicious nonfat yogurt, s...


Oct
20
VILLA RESTAURANT GROUP OPENS NEWEST GREEN LEAF’S AND BANANAS LOCATIONS IN HANOVER, MD

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...


Oct
03
GREEN LEAF’S BEYOND GREAT SALADS AND BANANAS SMOOTHIES & FROZEN YOGURT WELCOME FALL WITH NEW SEASONAL MENU ITEMS

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...


Sep
01
Villa Restaurant Group Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

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...


May
16
BANANAS SMOOTHIES & FROZEN YOGURT JUICES UP ITS MENU

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 avai...


Feb
28
#CLOSETHEGAP: BANANAS OFFERS COMMON CENTS SMOOTHIE TO START CONVERSATION ABOUT EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK

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 ...


Jan
23
GREEN LEAF’S BEYOND GREAT SALADS WARMS UP WINTER WITH THREE NEW ARTISAN MELTS

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 Fra...


Nov
03
BANANAS LAUNCHES “ORANGE YOU GLAD IT’S OVER?” SMOOTHIE TO CELEBRATE THE END OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

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®, ser...


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