Industry News | January 23, 2017

Healthy Fast Casual UFood Grill Opens in Baltimore

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Commuters taking the subway at the Owings Mills Station now have a healthier food option. UFood Grill, a healthy fast-casual restaurant chain, opened its doors in the Baltimore area at Metro Centre at Owings Mills. UFood Grill offers a fast, healthy "Good for U" menu for customers.

"Commuters and residents near Metro Centre are getting a delicious and nutritious restaurant choice with the opening of UFood Grill," says Stephen Goldberg, who owns the franchise along with his wife Lana. "UFood Grill offers franchisees an attractive investment—and a chance to serve something healthy in my community at the same time.”

Goldberg, a Howard county resident, first discovered UFood Grill at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. A frequent traveler, Goldberg was inspired to find a convenient restaurant that served both healthy and delicious food. “It immediately felt timely, contemporary and tasted great,” he said.

The Owings Mills UFood Grill is the first franchise located in Maryland. The 2,000-square-foot restaurant can comfortably seat 42 people indoors in its inviting modern-rustic dining area. The restaurant will employ 25 to 30 employees.

The healthy eatery features many delicious menu items like paninis, burgers, wraps, salads and bowls. It also offers breakfast all day, and entrees such as steak tips, chicken and shrimp. All items are under 700 calories, low in fat and sodium, and baked, broiled or steamed. UFood Grill doesn’t fry any of its menu items. There's also an array of specialty teas, coffees, spa waters and smoothies available.

To speed service, UFood Grill uses the most modern technology with Self-Serve kiosks featuring facial recognition.

"Stephen and Lana Goldberg are tremendous champions for the UFood Grill brand,” says Salvatore Rincione, CEO of UFood Grill. “They are our first franchise owners in Maryland to introduce fast-casual diners to our delicious, nutritious menu and our unique store design.”

UFood Grill, located at 10309 Grand Central Avenue, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours of operations are Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. A festive grand opening is planned for April.

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