Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Opens First Florida Location

DENVER (Nov. 14, 2013) – Colorado-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, the fresh, healthy and authentic Mediterranean concept, is opening its first Florida location today in Boca Raton at 7036 W. Palmetto Park Rd. in the Garden Shops shopping center.


The new restaurant is the Mediterranean concept’s 26th location and the eighth franchise store to open to date. It is owned and operated by Garbanzo franchisee Garboca, which has the rights to develop up to 20 locations in the south Florida area and is considering real estate in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.


“The Garboca group has a very experienced restaurant operations and management team with a keen sense of the south Florida market,” says Bob Bafundo, Garbanzo vice president of company and franchise operations. “We see considerable growth potential in Boca Raton and surrounding areas given residents’ existing familiarity with Mediterranean foods and flavors. It will be enjoyable to watch our fresh, healthy and authentic concept integrate into the Florida community.”


Garbanzo offers guests a variety of authentic Mediterranean items with an emphasis on flavor, freshness and quality, as well as a healthy trans-fat free menu. Guests have the ability to customize every meal with items such as pita, laffa, falafel, shwarma, hummus, seasoned rice, sauces and dressings. All Garbanzo salads and sauces are prepared on-site daily, and the pita are made from scratch throughout the day in every restaurant. Additionally, several ingredients are bought locally and some are imported directly from the Mediterranean region. For more information about Garbanzo, visit


About Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill is owned and operated in Colorado. The company’s founder, Alon Mor, grew up in the Mediterranean region and is a 20-year veteran of owning and running restaurants. St. Louis Bread Company/Panera Bread founder Ken Rosenthal is also co-founder of the company. Garbanzo uses only the freshest, quality ingredients for its made-from-scratch recipes, and provides several vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.


Garbanzo currently has 26 company- and franchisee-owned locations nationwide with new markets opening across the country. To learn more about Garbanzo, visit, or



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