Muscle Maker Grill, a chain of casual eateries that serves great food prepared with your health in mind, announces it has opened the doors to a restaurant in founder Rod Silva’s hometown of Newark, New Jersey.

Located at 478 Market St. in the Ironbound District, the new restaurant offers local residents healthier versions of their favorite foods. With the opening of the Newark restaurant, Muscle Maker Grill now has 45 locations nationwide.

“I am thrilled to bring Muscle Maker Grill to the neighborhood I grew up in,” Silva says. “To be able to return to the Ironbound section and bring with me our healthy concept that will have a positive impact on people’s lives is a dream come true. Growing up on Ann Street, I always believed that Newark was a special place, so I am delighted to open a restaurant in the city.”

Franchise owner Yisbel Rodriguez decided to open a Muscle Maker Grill restaurant in Newark because he recognized the void in healthy restaurant franchises in the area and is a firm believer of Muscle Maker Grill’s unique concept.

“People often turn to fast food when looking for quick, convenient meals,” Yisbel says. “I am excited to bring the fast-paced community of Newark an option that not only tastes great, but will help residents to maintain a healthy lifestyle.” 

At Muscle Maker Grill, everything is prepared fresh daily on premises. Its menu features lean, protein-based dishes, as well as a wide selection of protein shakes and sugar-free cheesecake. The atmosphere at Muscle Maker Grill is friendly and relaxed.

The two Newark restaurants will be designed with an abundance of seating and offer catering, take-out, and delivery services for the convenience of its customers.

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