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Nature’s Table, a fast-casual restaurant focused on fresh and healthy dining, announced the opening of two new locations at St. Petersburg College in Florida. One restaurant is located on the second floor of the St. Petersburg College Health Education Center (HEC), which opened in August 2016, and the second, opening Monday, is located in the University Partnership building at the college’s Seminole campus. Both locations are open to the public for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offer catering services within several miles of the restaurant.
“We have worked tirelessly to ensure immaculate customer service at our existing restaurant in the St. Pete College area, and, as alumni, we’re excited to see our hard work pay off by being able to open these new locations,” says franchisee owner, Samer Fackih. “We have been a part of the Nature’s Table’s family since 2004, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without the ongoing support of the corporate office. With these two new locations, we’re excited to continue bringing healthier meal options to college students as well as administration and faculty.”
The locations are the fourth and fifth stores for the family of franchise owners. The brothers Amer Fackih, Shadi Fackih, and Samer Fackih, along with their parents, operate three other Nature’s Table locations in the Tampa Bay area, including Nature’s Table Bardmoor, located at the BayCare Outpatient Center in Largo, Nature’s Table Drew Street, located at the BayCare corporate office in Clearwater, and Nature’s Table DTSP, their first St. Petersburg College location. Over the next two years, the Fackih family plans to open several more Nature’s Table restaurants in the Tampa Bay area.
Both locations offer the full Nature’s Table menus, providing students and faculty healthy options. The menu includes a variety of gourmet wraps, paninis, soups, salads, sandwiches, smoothies and protein bowls. Superfoods such as kale, avocado, almonds, blueberries, spinach, and red organic quinoa are prevalent across the menu.
“Having worked with the Fackih family for more than 12 years, we’re constantly impressed by their strong work ethic and their unwavering pride in the product they put forth,” says Rich Wagner, senior vice president and co-founder of Nature’s Table. “It is their love of family and dedication to customer service that makes us so confident that Amer, Shadi and Samer will continue to put their hearts into these new restaurants with great success.”