Frutta Bowls started in 2016 as the brainchild of Brooke Gagliano. After spending her college career focused on health, wellness, and sports, Brooke sought out a way to pursue those interests while building her career. While on a trip out west, Brooke came across the Açai bowl concept and the idea for Frutta Bowls was born.
Brooke opened the first two Frutta Bowls locations with great success near her hometown of Freehold NJ. Her family, all very involved in health and wellness, decided to take the leap of faith with her. Leaving their corporate careers, Brooke and her family have made her dream of creating a healthy and delicious restaurant a reality.
The Frutta Bowls dream started as a local idea with two locations. It has since grown into a nationwide concept, continuing to positively affect many lives along the way. Frutta Bowls sets itself apart by our commitment to providing healthy, delicious food, but also by our involvement in the communities surrounding each location.
Each Frutta Bowls franchise strives to get to know the surrounding community on a deeper level, creating relationships and focusing on giving back. It is our goal to not only be in a community but to be part of the community.
MADE Chamber and community involvement:
We're supportive with many local Charities including "Live Like Miya" cancer research. Our biggest charitable partner is Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry program to help eradicate the plight of childhood hunger in America. This September, our franchise will create a comprehensive and integrated campaign to build awareness, raise money and provide opportunities for our team members and guests to get personally engaged on a local level. No Kid Hungry will take every dollar donated and stretch it into 10 meals. Our entire Franchise's goal, primarily through the generosity of our guests – is to raise over $150,000 in annual contributions. This equates to a total of 1.5 MILLION MEALS provided to hungry kids in our communities. We have developed a program for this fall's unified fundraising effort themed as "Bringing Healthy Food to Kids in Our Community" that will run for 8-weeks.
Why is being part of the Mason Deerfield Chamber important to you/your organization?
The Mason Chamber does an exceptional job, year after year, of bringing new businesses and growing businesses together to strengthen our ability to provide our goods and services to the community. The Chamber and its staff utilizes all resources available to support us and to help ensure our success.
Fun facts about you/your business:
In July Frutta Bowls introduced a new menu layout that focuses on new flavor profiles and versatility which includes 9 well rounded flavor profiles. Our enhanced ingredients list will allow us to satisfy the unique flavor, dietary, health or lifestyle considerations of our guests! We also launched a new App that provides even better rewards and it's easier to use! Also on September 22, 2022 we celebrate our 4th year in business and continued growth.
Like the emerald, businesses and organizations have many facets. Which facet is your strength and why?
Our biggest strength is flexibility. Whether it be a guest requesting a custom menu item prep, an item prepared at our allergy station, or the work schedule we offer our student-staff. We find a way to serve every individual need!
If your company culture, or personal persona, had to be summed up in five words or less, reflective of a gemstone, what would they be?
BRILLIANT, LIGHT and RARE!