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  • Top up and coming burger place!

      Move Over McDonald’s, 20 Healthy Food Franchises to Challenge the Burger Chains When you think about franchise restaurants, you might not picture menus that are especially healthy. But there’s more to the franchise restaurant game than McDonald’s. If you’re interested in opening a franchise restaurant, but you want to keep it healthier than traditional […]

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  • UFood Grill’s self-serve kiosk recognizes customers’ faces

    UFood Grill’s self-serve kiosk recognizes customers’ faces    Feb. 1, 2017 | by Elliot Maras The self-order kiosks replace one cashier. Photo courtesy of UFood Grill.   Patrons at the newly opened UFood Grill in Owings Mills, Maryland, won’t be forgotten. They can order at a self-serve kiosk that will remember them for future visits, […]

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  • Top 50 franchises for 2017

    https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/01/green-franchise-opportunities.html

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  • Owings Mills OPEN!

      OWINGS MILLS, MD. (PRWEB) JANUARY 23, 2017 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 today in the Baltimore area at Metro Centre at Owings Mills. UFood Grill offers a fast, healthy “Good for U” menu for customers. […]

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  • UFood Grill opens at Randolph AFB

    UFood Grill is now open at Randolph AFB!    

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  • UFood Opens at Liberty University!

    Grand opening celebrates cuisine in new Montview Student Union   August 26, 2016 : Liberty University News Service A grand opening celebration was held Thursday in Liberty University’s new Montview Student Union. Members of Liberty’s administration and staff, including President Jerry Falwell and his family, joined representatives of the building’s six new eateries andSodexo, Liberty’s […]

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  • UFood Grill Opens at Minot AFB

  • UFood Installs Self-Ordering Kiosks in New Units

    Published July 21, 2016 UFood Installs Self-Ordering Kiosks in New Units Waiting for your food in select restaurants getting closer to no longer being just and idol dream. A partnership between Ufood Grill and Nextep Systems is bringing a new feature to all of Ufood Grill’s new locations. This self order kiosk is only the […]

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  • UFOOD GRILL IS REAL CERTIFIED

    Tasteful and REAL Certified Launch REAL 25 Boston! via Tasteful Tasteful has partnered with the foodservice certification program REAL Certified to promote the REAL 25, a list of the top 25 healthy restaurants for major cities across America. Just in time for your Independence Day festivities, we are happy to launch the REAL 25 Boston! The […]

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  • Top 25 Healthiest Restaurants

    These Are the 25 Healthiest Restaurants in Boston The United States Healthful Food Council just released its rankings.     You may think that café you hit up for lunch every single week is healthy—but without peeking into its kitchen, it’s hard to know for sure. Fear not, because the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) has […]

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  • UFood Grill Signs With NEXTEP SYSTEMS To Install Self-Order Kiosks At All New Locations

    BOSTON, Mass. (June 23, 2016) – UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has signed an agreement with NEXTEP SYSTEMS to install self-order kiosks at all new locations, effective immediately. The UFood Grill executive team recently debuted the interactive kiosk at the 2016 International Franchise Expo in New York City and […]

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  • UFOOD GRILL tells NEXTEP SYSTEMS why they chose NEXTEP

    Walter Pomerleau, VP of Franchising at UFOOD GRILL talks to NEXTEP’s President, Tommy Woycik at the National Restaurant Association Show 2016 about UFood Grill’s decision to adopt NEXTEP’s self-ordering restaurant technology for UFood Grill’s restaurants, giving customers a truly personal and customizable dining experience. [WATCH NOW]

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  • UFood Grill Creates a Next Generation Curry

    U Food Grill | based in Burlington, Mass. By Flavor & The Menu staff Indian flavors are starting to take a more assertive position in menu development. At U Food Grill, Philip Kafka, Director of Culinary Innovation and R&D, was looking to extend the use of a tikka masala sauce beyond a bowl platform.  “The […]

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  • M.L. Carr’s New Game

    After many years as a pro basketball player and coach, M.L. Carr figured out where the real money was made. Across the National Basketball Association, he sees a common thread: many of the team owners are in venture capital and private equity. So Carr, known around here for his roles with the Boston Celtics as a player […]

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  • Unique Restaurant Franchise for “Foodie” Business Opportunities

    UFood Grill is excited to share that we have been recognized as one of 20 Unique Restaurant Franchises for “Foodie” Business Opportunities.  A healthy, fast casual restaurant chain, UFood Grill offers salads, sandwiches and more foods made with fresh ingredients. The company currently has available markets in several states, mainly those near the East Coast. The overall […]

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  • UFood Grill CEO Started Practicing What He Preaches

    Name: Sal RincioneAge: 44Location: PeabodyTotal weight lost: 50 pounds “I woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and said, ‘Wow, I’m pretty fat. I should lose some weight,’” remembers Sal Rincione. Ninety days later, he’d dropped 45 pounds. Rincione had motivation beyond his own health. As CEO of UFood Grill, a health-focused fast casual restaurant chain based in Burlington, […]

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  • Two UFood Execs Lose 95 Pounds in 90 Days

    Fast casual UFood Grill prides itself in serving up wholesome, healthy food with even heartier items not surpassing the 700-calorie mark. Given the Massachusetts-based brand’s health halo, CEO Sal Rincione knew it was time for him to make some lifestyle changes. Last October when vice president of real estate and construction Walter Pomerleau vowed to […]

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  • UFood Grill’s New CEO is Counting on Better Executive Team

    UFood Grill’s New CEO is Counting On A Better Executive Team And A Health-Focused Concept To Revive The Franchise. Resurrecting a restaurant brand poses many of the same challenges as starting from scratch. The menu must be rebuilt, the executive team put in place and a market strategy developed. But the brand must also prove it has […]

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  • Eat What You Preach

    UFood Grill CEO and VP of Real Estate and Construction Lose 95 Pounds in 90 Days BOSTON, Mass. (February 17, 2016) – “How can I be the fat CEO of a healthy brand?” That’s what Sal Rincione, CEO of UFood Grill, asked himself when he looked in the mirror during the holidays and decided it […]

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  • UFood Grill Debuts Remodel at Logan International Airport

    UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has debuted a newly-remodeled location in Terminal B at Logan International Airport in Boston. Borrowing from the new prototype that was introduced last year for traditional in-line locations, the Logan remodel translates the look and feel of the new design for the airport format. […]

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  • UFood Grill Adds Fresh Faces to Corporate Team

    Names New Corporate Executive Chef and Director of Operations & Training BOSTON, Mass. (January 7, 2016) – UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has named Philip Kafka as corporate executive chef and Kathryn (Kat) Kaufman as director of operations and training. The additions expand the corporate team alongside an aggressive […]

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  • UFood Grill Expansion Soars With Five New Locations At Air Force Bases Across the Country

    Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” will open five new locations at Air Force bases across the country before the end of the year. The company announced new locations for Dover AFB, in Delaware; Randolph AFB, in San Antonio, Texas; Good Fellow AFB, in San Angelo, Texas; […]

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  • Student center on campus to feature another healthy dining option for students

    UFood Grill is the latest dining location that will join the new student center at Liberty University in June 2016. UFood Grill will offer students a variety of healthy food choices, including fresh grilled burgers (choice of sirloin, bison, turkey or veggie), paninis, whole grain rice bowls, sandwiches, entrees (steak, chicken or shrimp), salads, smoothies […]

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  • UFood Grill To Open at Liberty University

    UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where delicious meets nutritious, has announced that it will open a location at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. The restaurant will be part of a new dining facility now under construction with plans to open in June of 2016. “Adding another university to our roster is a huge […]

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  • UFood Grill Awards First Franchise Agreement for Maryland

    UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has awarded the first franchise agreement in Maryland. Local physician and business entrepreneur Dr. Stephen Goldberg and his wife Lana, an advanced practice nurse, will open a new UFood Grill restaurant featuring the new design and menu in Howard County in late spring of […]

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  • UFood Grill Named Top Up And Coming Food Franchise

    BOSTON, Mass. (Sept. 24, 2015) – UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has been named to the Top Up And Coming Food Franchises of 2015 by Franchise Business Review. Credited for having ‘what it takes to be a successful brand,’ the publication recognized UFood Grill as one to watch in […]

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  • New UFood Grill CEO Ushers In Fresh Look and National Expansion

    BOSTON, Mass. (August 19, 2015) – This has been a busy year for Sal Rincione since being named the CEO of UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious.” In only six months, the restaurant veteran has been adding to his executive team, introducing a new logo and restaurant prototype, launching a […]

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  • U turn for UFood Grill

    It seemed like a sure recipe for success: a chain focusing on healthful fast food, just as the “fast casual” trend was taking off, led by one of the area’s franchising visionaries, a guy responsible for making Boston Chicken a national brand. But George Naddaff never seemed to get much traction for UFood Grill, and […]

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  • UFood Grill Serves Up “Lean and Mean Deal” Franchise Incentive Program

    BOSTON, Mass. (August 4, 2015) – Many franchisors are “obese” with the franchise fees they charge. That’s the thinking behind UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” which today rolled out its new “Lean and Mean Deal” – a franchise incentive program that will offer deep discounts for a limited time on […]

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  • UFood Grill: Where Delicious Meets Nutritious

    http://issuu.com/cgbpublishing/docs/august_2015_franchising_usa-3_10/11?e=1

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  • UFood Grill Announces VetFran Membership

    CEO, a U.S. Army veteran, wants to help fellow veterans own their own business after service to the country. BOSTON, Mass. (July 28, 2015) – UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” today announced that the company has partnered with VetFran, a program that helps U.S. Military veterans locate franchise opportunities and […]

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  • Reinvented UFood Grill Will Introduce Itself to Boston Next Year

    Say hello again to “better-for-you” fast food, Main Street America. A Boston-based, fast-casual chain that closed its standalone locations in recent years has redesigned its restaurant prototype and plans to open the first new franchise in the greater Boston area by early 2016, a press release announced yesterday. UFood Grill filed for bankruptcy in 2012, but […]

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  • Here’s a peek at the new UFood Grill, which is headed for Boston (BBJ photo gallery)

    UFood Grill, which bought the UFood fast-casual restaurant brand out of bankruptcy, is negotiating what UFood Grill’s CEO said is a deal to open its first Massachusetts location outside Logan Airport. UFood Grill’s menu includes some of the fast-casual items from the old UFood Restaurant Group locations and also includes a “build-your-own menu,” Sal Rincione, […]

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  • UFood Debuts New Restaurant Design Prototype

    UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has debuted a new prototype for a traditional in-line design that the company plans to franchise across America. “UFood is at a historic moment in its history,” says Sal Rincione, CEO of UFood Grill. “The brand has a great track record and has built […]

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  • UFood Grill Names New VP of Franchise Development

    UFood Grill has named Bob DiBartolomeo as the vice president of franchise development and announced plans to open up to 100 new locations over the next four years in an aggressive domestic expansion program. DiBartolomeo will focus on the launch of a new traditional restaurant prototype, building on the existing non-traditional locations in the UFood […]

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