Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a fast-casual restaurant concept offering authentic, fresh, and healthy Mediterranean food, announced today its first Oklahoma City franchise location is opening November 20, 2012 at 4130 Northwest Expressway, Suite 106. This will be the company’s 16th location to open to date and the second outside the state of Colorado. The Oklahoma City restaurant is operated by Garbanzo franchisee GMG Oklahoma LLC, which has the rights to develop up to 10 locations in Oklahoma.
“In collaboration with GMG Oklahoma and its owner Ed Lynn, we are proud to bring fresh and healthy Mediterranean cuisine to Oklahoma City,” says Bob Bafundo, Garbanzo vice president of company and franchise operations. “Since the Garbanzo name began spreading throughout the country, Oklahoma City residents have been asking us to come to their area. Opening our first location in this great city with a top notch owner-operator like GMG Oklahoma is a big win for us.”
“The Northwest Expressway location in Oklahoma City is our second Garbanzo to open beyond Colorado’s borders,” explains Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder, president and CEO. “As the brand continues its nationwide growth, we are truly thankful for our franchise partners, who are among the best in the business and bring unrelenting enthusiasm for Garbanzo and their communities.”
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.