This month, San Diego-based craft superfood chain, Everbowl celebrates two years of business with the opening of its 15th Southern California location. The fast-casual operation has also integrated into the Orange County community with its first recently opened location in Rancho Santa Margarita. Everbowl has been shaking things up in Southern California’s quick-serve scene with its easily accessible locations and streamlined counter-service menu of no-sugar-added, organic acai from its own production facility in Brazil, as well as other “craft superfood” bowls and smoothies. Everbowl is planning further expansion in 2019, setting its sights on new locations in California and beyond.
“Driving the expansion is our commitment to making healthy eating accessible and affordable for everyone,” explains Jeff Fenster, Everbowl founder. “Our goal is to open as many stores as we can as quickly as possible, because this kind of food should be available to everyone.”
According to Future Market Insights, the acai bowl trend is showing no signs of slowing down with an expected growth of between 9-11% each year through 2026. In addition to acai, Everbowl features pitaya, graviola and acerola options for their build-your-own smoothie bowls. Customers can choose a liquid which is blended into the base and select from an extensive list of toppings to create a custom bowl with healthy “super stuff” add-ins like bee pollen and flaxseeds. Each bowl is $8 and includes unlimited ingredients.
Everbowl hires locally, has over 300 employees, and all store managers have been promoted from within the company. “Company culture is essential to our success,” says Fenster. “We not only believe in providing a healthy and accessible product, we are also committed to fostering a great work environment. The two main rules of Everbowl are to make friends and have fun!”
Everbowl currently averages about 60,000 bowls monthly. Plans for the future include opening locations outside of the region with an eventual national footprint.