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Your stomach and your schedule will thank you for eating at this convenient, yet health-conscious, build-your-own-bowl restaurant coming to Boca’s Park Place shopping plaza.
Hailing from Tampa’s Soho district, Fresh Kitchen, a Ciccio Restaurant Group (CRG) quick-service brand, will be making its debut on Florida's east coast on March 27.
No stranger to the trendy build-your-own-bowl concept, CRG has featured fresh bowls on its menus for nearly 20 years. All bowl options are 100 percent gluten-free, and include seasonal vegetables, protein-packed grains or noodles, hormone and antibiotic-free meats, and homemade sauces. Vegan options are also available.
Bowls range in price from $6.45 for a kid’s bowl—which includes one base, one veggie, one protein and one sauce—up to $9.95 for a six-bowl, which include two bases, two veggies, two proteins and one sauce.
Bases include brown rice, sweet potato mash, and the popular sweet potato noodles, with toppings like parmesan broccoli, roasted mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, baked almond chicken and herb-grilled steak. Customers can then finish off their personalized bowls with a must-have sauce, such as creamy white ginger, coconut sriracha or cucumber jalapeño.
Fresh Kitchen's Boca Raton location will feature contemporary, vibrant decor, along with “street art”-style murals, both on the inside and outside of the storefront, courtesy of the brand's personal art director, Bianca Burrows.
And although speed and convenience are cornerstones of Fresh Kitchen locations, Marketing Director Nikki Wallen said CRG's full-service restaurant background is the reason customers still receive quality care.
“Even though it’s minimal how long you’re interacting with our staff because you’re walking through a line, we still expect it to be quality customer service as much as it is quality ingredients,” she said.
Fresh Kitchen also hopes to become more involved in Boca’s thriving community. In fact, Wallen says one of Fresh Kitchen’s co-owners and a chef moved to town from Tampa about a month ago in hopes of learning more about the community and creating ties with local charities, schools and even the Chamber of Commerce.
She hopes this will give the Boca location an authentic Fresh Kitchen feel, while still offering close-knit ties within the community.
During its opening day on March 23, Fresh Kitchen will be teaming up with the Junior League of Boca Raton, and donating 100 percent of the day's proceeds.
Following the grand opening, Fresh Kitchen will continue to partner with local charities during select weeks to donate 100 percent of proceeds collected from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.
“[Boca Raton] seems to be a very community-focused type of area, where they really support local businesses," Wallen said. "People like to get involved, and there’s a lot of charity presence. It’s very much our style."
Guests can visit Fresh Kitchen from 11 a.m. to 9:35 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:05 p.m. on Sundays.
Fresh Kitchen; 5550 N. Military Trail, Bay 214, Boca Raton
Correction: Fresh Kitchen's official opening date is set for March 27.
(Images via Facebook/Fresh Kitchen Boca)