Although Berekk Blackwell is the president of Daily Jam, he cannot help but think back to what drew him in initially as a customer. According to Blackwell, Daily Jam had a good reputation in the community, possibly due in part to the undeniably warm, happy, and contagious vibe customers felt once inside. By Cindy Charette
Daily Jam is best described as a beloved neighborhood destination for breakfast, brunch and lunch favorites, as well as an integral part of its community. In fact, one of the six equally important core values embedded into the franchise culture is serving and contributing to the community, said Daily Jam president Berekk Blackwell. And that has never seemed more relevant than during the pandemic. By Cindy Charette
We’re living through difficult, if not disturbing, times. Many businesses across the globe are struggling, none more so than those in the restaurant industry. With this backdrop, Daily Jam remains focused on its mission “to be fully committed to our community.” By Mike Grecky
There is a noticeable difference with Island Fin Poké’s fresh, healthy, and cutting-edge Hawaiian-style poke bowls, explains Founder and CEO Mark Setterington. While he thinks that he may be biased because Island Fin Poké is his “baby,” he hears such positive remarks from guests on a daily basis as well. By Cindy Charette
Richmond Pita Pit Grand Opening is Friday with $5 Pitas, Serving Fresh-Grilled Flavor-Filled™ Food to VCU Students and the Downtown Areas
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) students have a new place to work and eat in downtown Richmond as Jordan Anderson prepares for the grand opening of his very own Pita Pit, the alternative fast-food option that’s healthy and flavorful. The grand opening will take place Friday, February 28th at the restaurant location: 815 W. Cary Street near the VCU campus.
Anderson knew he wanted to open a business ever since watching CBS’s Undercover Boss. “I remember thinking it’s something I could do one day,” he said in an interview on his opening day.
The downtown Richmond area and VCU campus will enjoy $5 pitas all day February 28th to celebrate. “I’m also employing a lot of students,” said Anderson, “they are great ambassadors who support a healthy lifestyle. Go Rams!”
Consumer eating trends have shifted toward healthier options and Pita Pit has created an entire culture and proven franchise system to meet the growing demand. Pita Pit franchising is a great way to become part of the booming restaurant industry.
The fresh made-to-order pitas are completely customizable and Anderson couldn’t choose one favorite. Instead, he said he loves the gyro and chicken pesto. He added that Pita Pit includes Mediterranean options without pine nuts which is great for those with allergies.
I have fond memories of eating at the Pita Pit in my hometown of Mason City, Iowa so this is a dream come true,” said Anderson. “The Pita Pit franchise model gives me all the tools I need to be successful.”
About Pita Pit
Since opening its first restaurant in the U.S. in 1999, Pita Pit Inc. has continued to grow as one of the healthiest restaurant franchises in the country. Offering a healthier and more flavorful alternative to traditional fast-food, Pita Pit’s made-to-order pitas feature a customizable mix of freshly grilled protein, vegetables, cheeses and zesty sauces all flavorfully rolled into a delicious pita or salad. The company was founded in Ontario, Canada in 1995 and now boasts more than 580 locations across 11 countries, in 2019 Pita Pit landed on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list. Learn more at www.pitapit.com.
To show appreciation, Firehouse Subs wants to thank its loyal guests by name with the chance to redeem a special Name Day offer for a limited time starting December 9, 2019.
Name Day consists of Firehouse Subs choosing a different first name each day, and on that day, guests with the same first name can show their photo ID at any participating restaurant for a free medium sub with any purchase.* The name of the day will be posted at FirehouseSubs.com/NameDay and on Firehouse Subs’ Facebook and Twitter accounts.
*One free sub per person per visit with valid photo ID showing the selected name of the day and presented at participating U.S. Firehouse Subs locations, excluding non-traditional locations like airports and college campuses. Not valid on online or delivery orders.
For a limited time starting Monday, December 9, 2019
Participating Firehouse Subs restaurants in the U.S.
More than 1,180 restaurants in 46 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and non-traditional locations
$46+ million granted to public safety organizations via Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.
Enjoy more subs. Save more lives. To learn more, visit http://www.firehousesubs.com.
About Firehouse Subs
Celebrating 25 years of business in 2019, Firehouse Subs® is a fast-casual restaurant chain with a passion for Hearty and Flavorful Food, Heartfelt Service and Public Safety. Founded in 1994 by brothers and former firefighters Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire and police service, hot subs, steamed and piled high with the highest quality meats and cheeses and its commitment to saving lives through the establishment of the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®. The founders are the real deal, the food is their creation and the restaurant is built upon a family of franchise operators who share their same passion for generously serving food and community. This year, Firehouse of America, LLC (franchisor for the brand) will donate a portion of all purchases at U.S. Firehouse Subs restaurants to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, resulting in a minimum donation of one million dollars. Firehouse Subs is consistently recognized as one of the leading brands in the U.S. among consumers. Newsweek recently named Firehouse Subs No. 1 in the fast casual restaurant industry on its 2019 list of America’s Best Customer Service Brands. In 2018, Firehouse Subs was named the No. 1 brand in the restaurant industry that “Supports Local Community Activities” and ranks No. 1 among Fast Casual brands in “Food Quality” and “Taste and Flavor” in Technomic’s Consumer Brand Metrics rankings. Firehouse Subs was also named No. 2 in “America’s Favorite Fast Casual Chain” rankings by Technomic Ignite.