International chain Freshii is finally adding its first Austin franchise when the doors open at its spot in Mueller in December, reported Community Impact. The fast casual concept is marked by its signature and customizable health-focused menu of salads, wraps, bowls, soups, and more that can be ordered online, as well as prepackaged themed meal plans.
In additional to customizable options, the menu includes a wide range of signature dishes such as salads and wraps like the Zen with spinach, romaine, mango, edamame, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, crispy wontons, sesame seeds, and a Asian sesame dressing; bowls like the Buddha Satay with rice noodles, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, crispy wontons, green onions, and a spicy peanut sauce; burritos; soups; frozen yogurt; juices; smoothies; and breakfast staples with a healthy bent like egg pockets and yogurt parfaits.
Freshii is joining the roster of prepackaged-meals-to-go services already offered in Austin such as Snap Kitchen, My Fit Foods, The Studio Kitchen, Cilantro Lime, and others. Freshii will offer full-day boxed meal plans that include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks per box. Participants are able to choose from a one-, three-, five-, or 30-day program themed on “bulking up, slimming down, eating clean, or gluten free.” Pricing ranges from $40 per day to more than $1,000 for 30 days. The website also includes juice cleanses plans.
The chain takes an earth-conscious approach to its operations including packaging, waste, marketing, and store design. The website includes the claim that “everything you take from the store either biodegrades naturally to the earth or is easily recyclable.”
Freshii is on track to have more than 300 restaurants in 20 countries in its portfolio by year’s end. There are already several outposts in Texas cities including Houston, Dallas, Waco, and Arlington. Austin locations had been scouted years ago.
- Freshii Mueller [Official]
- Freshii to open in early December in the Mueller development [Community Impact]
- Freshii to Flood Austin's Crowded Premade Health Food Scene [EATX]