Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Colorado-based fast casual restaurant concept featuring made-from-scratch Mediterranean cuisine, is holding the grand opening of its third Maryland location Monday, July 15, in Waugh Chapel Towne Centre. Located at 1406 S. Main Chapel Way in Gambrills, the new restaurant is the third company-owned Garbanzo to open outside Colorado and the 24th location nationwide.
On grand opening day, free Garbanzo tote bags will be given away, and customers will have the opportunity to win other free Garbanzo prizes, including T-shirts, entrée cards, and gift cards.
The new location is holding a fundraiser dinner Sunday, July 14, on behalf of For the Kids Inc., a non-profit organization in Crofton, Maryland, benefiting ill or in-need children in the community. The public is invited to attend from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a $5 suggested donation.
Garbanzo Waugh Chapel is also holding several giveaways all month long with items such as an electronic reader, Apple iPod Nano and Amazon gift card.
“Waugh Chapel Towne Centre is one of the newest and most popular dining, shopping and entertainment destinations in the Gambrills area,” says Scott Black, Garbanzo director of operations. “Our healthy, fresh, and authentic Mediterranean menu will be a great fit for such a vibrant and growing neighborhood shopping center.”
“We have felt such an overwhelming sense of support from residents in our other two Maryland locations, it is quite exciting to share Garbanzo with a new market in the area,” says Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder, president, and CEO. “The rest of the year will see additional growth as we continue our plans to open one to two more restaurants in Maryland or northern Virginia by 2014.”
Garbanzo Waugh Chapel joins existing company- and franchisee-owned restaurants throughout the country. Garbanzo corporate has 15 locations in Colorado and now three in Maryland. Franchise locations are open across the country in markets such as Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Florham Park, New Jersey, and Aliso Viejo and Irvine, California.
Garbanzo offers guests a variety of authentic Mediterranean items with an emphasis on flavor, freshness, and quality, as well as a healthy trans-fat free menu. Guests have the ability to customize every meal 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.