Garbanzo

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Celebrates Four Years

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast-casual restaurant concept featuring fresh, healthy, and authentic Mediterranean cuisine, celebrates its four-year anniversary Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.

Founded in 2007, Garbanzo currently has 14 Colorado locations: nine in Metro Denver, three in Colorado Springs, one in Boulder, and one in Fort Collins. Additional restaurants are set to open this year both in and outside Colorado.

Garbanzo Rewards Loyal VIBs: Very Important Beans

Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a fast-casual restaurant concept specializing in healthy, fresh Mediterranean cuisine, announced today the launch of its real-time loyalty program. All guest loyalty rewards and points are now loaded directly to Very Important Bean (VIB) loyalty cards enabling card holders to redeem offers in real-time.

The real-time loyalty program eliminates coupon receipt vouchers and automatically stores all gifts and points earned by dining at Garbanzo on the guest’s VIB card.

Garbanzo's Very Important Beans Rewarded in Real Time

Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a fast-casual restaurant concept specializing in healthy, fresh Mediterranean cuisine, announced today the launch of its real-time loyalty program. All guest loyalty rewards and points are now loaded directly to Very Important Bean (VIB) loyalty cards enabling card holders to redeem offers in real-time.

The real-time loyalty program eliminates coupon receipt vouchers and automatically stores all gifts and points earned by dining at Garbanzo on the guest’s VIB card.

Four New Items Hit the Menu at Garbanzo

A Denver-based fast-casual restaurant concept specializing in healthy, fresh Mediterranean cuisine, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill rolled out four new menu items, including Chicken Tagine soup, Garbanzo Bean Stew, Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, and Dolmas.

An authentic Mediterranean recipe, the Chicken Tagine soup is made with Garbanzo’s Chicken Shwarma, along with red onion and sweet potatoes sautéed in Moroccan spices. The Garbanzo Bean Stew, which hits all Garbanzo locations mid October, includes tomatoes, red onion, fennel, garbanzo beans, and Mediterranean spices.

Garbanzo Continues Expansion Throughout Colorado

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast casual restaurant concept featuring fresh and healthy Mediterranean flavors, today announced the grand opening of its third Colorado Springs location. Opening Wednesday, September 28, at The Promenade Shops at Briargate (1685 Briargate Pky., Suite 323), the new restaurant is the 14thColorado-based location for the concept.

Garbanzo Opens 13th Location in Colorado

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast casual restaurant concept offering fresh, healthy, and authentic Mediterranean cuisine, announced the grand opening of its first Fort Collins, Colorado, location. Opening September 1 at 100 W. Troutman Pkwy., the new restaurant is the 13thColorado-based location for the concept and puts Garbanzo in four markets throughout the state.

Levantize Your Menu

Falafel, hummus, and pitas aren’t your typical American restaurant favorites.

Increasingly, however, these items are making their way onto the nation’s menuboards as part of the growing popularity of food rooted in the eastern and southern Mediterranean. And, not surprisingly, more quick-service and fast-casual restaurants are serving them.

Tzatziki, Lemonade Highlight New Garbanzo Items

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast-casual restaurant concept featuring Mediterranean cuisine, announced the roll out of three new menu items: tzatziki sauce, pomegranate lemonade, and mint lemonade.

The tzatziki sauce, made from scratch with yogurt, sour cream, cucumbers, lemon, garlic, and other spices, is now a part of Garbanzo’s regular sauce lineup and can top any of its four main dishes—pita, plate, laffa, or Garbanzo Greens salad. Made with real lemons and no artificial flavors, the specialty lemonades can be found in Garbanzo’s bulk to-go cooler.

One to Watch: Garbanzo

The health benefits of a Mediterranean diet have been getting a lot of attention in recent years, and quick-serve restaurants have also been a “big thing,” says Alon Mor, founder of Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill. And the economy … well, two out of three isn’t bad.

“We’ve never operated in good days,” Mor says. “Even the low days were heydays for us. We’ve been very successful in a bad economy so we can’t wait for the recovery.”

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