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    CBD-Infused Smoothies Debut at Fuel Restaurants

  • Industry News October 8, 2018

    Fuel restaurants in Philadelphia invite you to fuel up, then chill out with a new “dream” collection of smoothies. Fuel Recharge Yourself President Rocco Cima announces three new smoothies that are infused with CBD oil. The new collection is part of Cima’s mission to offer a fast, fresh and even healthier dining experience for customers. Infusing edibles with CBD oil is a trend sweeping the nation due to potential health benefits of what some call a new “superfood.” CBD is commonly used to manage anxiety, stress and depression. With the addition of the new smoothies, Cima will provide customers with more options when they are focusing on the overall package, a healthy body and mind. Cima is officially the first in Philadelphia to offer the smoothies and has exclusive distribution rights with a lead national distributor. He plans to explore additional CBD oil infused drink and food options for debut in early 2019.

    “Fuel has been a trendsetter in the healthy food and drink industry for over 10 years,” said Cima. “My goal is for all Fuel locations and franchises to offer cutting edge experiences and menus. Now, with CBD infused smoothies, I am pleased to give customers an option to focus on their body along with their mental well being. While we can’t and won’t make any medical claims, I suggest everyone do their research and decide if CBD infused edibles are for them. There is amazing research out there. We are proud to start the dialogue about this fast moving national and global trend. The CBD oil supplier specifically approached and selected Fuel in this market due to our long and innovative history.”

    Earlier this year, Cima made sweeping changes to his three locations on East Passyunk, in Center City and University City. In a mission to perfect his product and better serve his growing and diversifying customer base, Cima installed groundbreaking facial recognition ordering kiosks for increased speed and efficiency. He also fired up a new menu with seventeen new  options that focused on quality, fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Now, in an effort to offer even healthier alternatives, Cima debuts new “Dream” smoothies that could offer health benefits not just for your body, but your mind as well.

    Fuel’s new Dream Smoothies come in three flavors and are available in all locations as of this Friday, October 6, 2018. Just like the rest of Fuel’s smoothie bar, the smoothies will come in three sizes, including 16oz ($6.95) , 20oz ($7.95), and 24oz ($8.95). The smoothies are available in three flavors:

    • Green Dream (Vegan) - Kale, Ginger, Pineapple, Spinach, Honey, .5ml CBD oil
    • Berry Dream (Vegan) - Strawberry, Mango, Apple, Banana, .5ml CBD oil
    • Orange Dream (Vegan option available) - OJ, Banana, Vanilla, Non-Fat Yogurt and .5ml CBD oil
    • Additionally, customers can add a half millimeter of CBD oil to other smoothies for only $2.95.

    Cima recommends trying the oil in other new shakes, like the Strawberry Tahini Shake (Choice of Milk, Strawberry, Banana. Tahini, Raw Sugar, Honey), Iced Avocado Mocha (Cold Brew Iced Coffee, Avocado, Choice of Milk, Chocolate Sauce) and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Banana (Choice of Milk, Strawberry, Banana, Non-Fat Yogurt, Chocolate Sauce).

    The “Dream” collection of CBD infused smoothies is one of the first sightings of CBD oil in Philadelphia, following ice cream produced by Little Baby’s Ice Cream. Nationwide, the industry is rapidly growing.  According to Rolling Stone Magazine, the markets worth is estimated to be $22 billion by 2020.

    Fuel is located in University City at 3200 Chestnut Street, on East Passyunk in South Philly at 1917 East Passyunk Avenue, and in Center City in Midtown Village at 1225 Walnut Street.

    News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.
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