The ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ concept partners with Fransmart to expand nationally
Hollywood, CA (RestaurantNews.com) Locali, the wildly popular and rapidly growing LA-based concept, with addictive made-to-order sandwiches, salads, quinoa bowls and other healthy options; grab-and-go offerings; and an array of curated food items available for retail purchase, will be opening their fourth location in West Hollywood (8730 Santa Monica Blvd. Unit D) in early Fall 2017. The announcement of the new location comes on the heels of the news that Locali has signed a deal with Fransmart, the franchise development company responsible for the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries, The Halal Guys, and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as their exclusive franchise development partner to grow the brand in new markets.
Locali is largest and fastest growing health-conscious convenience concept currently in the market, and the only franchised natural food store with a healthy and organic-based and “last meal worthy” deli menu. The “healthy lifestyle” concept strives to empower customers to eat smart all day and make healthy dietary decisions. Their menu, which features natural, certified-organic and locally-sourced ingredients; antibiotic and hormone free deli meats from animals that have been fed a vegetarian grain diet; and an array of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, was created by Greg Horos and Melissa Rosen, whose mission was to create an outpost for busy people to affordably eat healthy without sacrificing convenience or flavor.
Menu items include fan-favorites such as the completely vegan “Badass Breakfast Sandwich” (vegan sausage, soy-free cheddar, chipotle sauce, and maple syrup on a multigrain English muffin), which was named one of “LA’s 10 Best New Sandwiches” by Zagat; the “Vegan Brekkie Burrito,” voted by CBS as one of “The Best Breakfast Burritos in Los Angeles”; variations on the trending avocado toast, such as their “Briz” (house-made brazilian nut cheese spread, tomato, arugula and balsamic dressing on sourdough); their vegan and top-selling “Reuben” (marinated vegan deli slices, swiss or vegan cheese, sauerkraut and smothered with homemade vegan russian dressing on rye); meatier options such as their “Wayward Pilgrim” (turkey, swiss, crushed walnuts, spinach, red onion, raspberry jam, dijon mustard on six-grain bread); and a variety of chia bowls, probiotic smoothies, hearty quinoa bowls, organic produce salads, and, rounding out their menu, a selection of fair-trade coffee and herbal teas.
“Our goal is to change the way people think about healthy eating,” said co-founder Melissa Rosen. “We’ve been really successful because of our passion to serve customers amazing food that also helps them live better lives by choosing healthier options that are planet-friendly, without having to sacrifice flavor. This is matched with a business model which is nubile and sustainable and always trendy, but not trend dependent. We’re excited to take this mission and unique food service model to consumers and entrepreneurs in new markets through franchising.”
Locali is currently looking for experienced and qualified franchise partners in the United States who are looking for an opportunity to become involved with the Locali brand, which yields great unit economics; small stores, low start up and food costs, and impressive margins. For more information about Locali franchising opportunities visit: http://go.fransmart.com/locali
Locali is known for their addictive made-to-order sandwiches, salads, quinoa bowls and other healthy options, such as their completely vegan “Badass Breakfast Sandwich” (vegan sausage, soy-free cheddar, chipotle sauce, and maple syrup on a multigrain English muffin), which was named one of “LA’s 10 Best New Sandwiches” by Zagat.
The first Hollywood location of Locali, an innovative and healthy quick service restaurant brand based in Los Angeles that enables consumers to access a curated selection of organic and natural food products on the go, opened in 2009, followed by Locali Venice and Localita & The Badasserie in Downtown LA. In addition to the Locali West Hollywood opening in September, the company is also planning on opening an additional location for their vegan fast food kiosk, Localita & The Badasserie, in Highland Park in 2018. Locali serves an award-winning deli menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks and smoothies. With brands – Locali Healthy Convenience and the vegan Localita & The Badasserie – Locali created two franchise food service retail opportunities that promote personal and community wellness.
Fransmart is the global leader in franchise development, turning emerging restaurant concepts into national and global brands for over 10 years. Company founder Dan Rowe identified and grew brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill from 1-5 unit businesses to the powerhouse chains they are today. Fransmart’s current and past franchise development portfolio brands have opened more than 3,000 restaurants in 45 states and 35 countries. Fransmart and their partner brands are committed to franchise development growth—as of 2015, over 1,000 new restaurants are in development across their current portfolio.