Industry News | January 22, 2013

Garbanzo Rings in Five Years with Five Days of Deals

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Colorado-based fast-casual restaurant concept, is marking its milestone fifth birthday Monday, January 28, 2013.

To celebrate five years of falafel, Garbanzo is holding five days of special birthday offers for its Colorado guests Saturday, January 26, through Wednesday January 30.

The concept is offering a unique promotion each day with a valid coupon, including:

· Saturday, January 26: Five free falafel

· Sunday, January 27: 5-cent Garbanzo Deal (side and drink add on)

· Monday, January 28: $5 entrees (excludes Kabobs and Salmon Platter)

· Tuesday, January 29: 5-cent soft drinks

· Wednesday, January 30: Five times the VIB card loyalty points

Guests can obtain birthday offers via the company’s e-mail club or Facebook and Twitter pages beginning Thursday, January 24.

Along with commemorating its fifth birthday, Garbanzo is also recognizing its path to this landmark year and the expansion plans it has in place.

After opening its first location January 28, 2008, in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Garbanzo has since expanded to 15 Colorado-based, company-owned locations with two stores set to open in the D.C./Baltimore area in February and March 2013.

Garbanzo is also regularly welcoming new franchisees to the scene, with franchised locations already open in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and San Antonio, Texas, and many more on the docket in 2013.

New locations are expected in Orange County, California; northern New Jersey; and Edmond, Oklahoma, between March and May of this year. Franchisees continue to sign on, and the company anticipates doubling its current size by the beginning of 2014.

“It is sometimes hard to believe we are already celebrating our fifth birthday, but when I look back on all we have accomplished I am not surprised by how far we have come,” says Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder, president, and CEO.

“In these past five years, we have opened in four major Colorado markets, announced countless franchisees to the Garbanzo family, opened our first franchised locations, and set the stage for a second company-owned market,” he adds. “To say we are excited about what is to come in our next five years would be an understatement.

“Our past and future accomplishments are of course due to our dedicated ‘Bean Team’ and loyal guests,” Mor continues. “Without them, none of this would be possible. And I thank them every day for helping us reach our nationwide potential.”

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