Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Colorado-based fast casual restaurant concept featuring fresh and healthy Mediterranean cuisine, announces the grand opening of its second Oklahoma franchise location on Saturday, April 6 at 1389 E. 15th St. in Edmond, Oklahoma. This is the company’s milestone 20th location to open to date and the fifth outside Colorado.
The Edmond restaurant joins the original Oklahoma location at 4130 Northwest Expressway, which opened in November 2012. Both are owned and operated by Garbanzo franchisee GMG Oklahoma LLC, which has the rights to develop up to 10 locations in the state.
“We are very pleased to see the concept’s growth and popularity in the Oklahoma City area,” says Bob Bafundo, Garbanzo vice president of company and franchise operations. “Residents have welcomed us to the community and shown such tremendous support. The word is traveling fast throughout Oklahoma City, and we are working hard to bring additional Garbanzo locations to more areas of the region.”
“Accomplishing the exciting landmark of our 20th location seems a bit surreal but also extremely motivating,” says Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder, president and CEO. “Now we have our sights set on the 30th, 40th, and 50th Garbanzo. We are moving rapidly to achieve those goals and realize substantial nationwide growth over the next few years.”
Garbanzo offers guests a variety of authentic Mediterranean items with items such as pita, laffa, falafel, shwarma, hummus, seasoned rice, sauces, and dressings. All Garbanzo salads and sauces are prepared on-site daily, and the pita are made from scratch throughout the day in every restaurant. Additionally, several ingredients are bought locally and some are imported directly from the Mediterranean region.