Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Expands Into Colorado Springs, Enters New Market

The fast-casual concept supports area military by holding fundraiser for The Home Front Cares.

Denver, CO, June 18, 2010 --( Denver-based restaurant group Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a fast-casual concept whose menu features authentic and healthy flavors of the Mediterranean, today announced the grand opening of its latest location in the Broadmoor area of Colorado Springs. The Broadmoor location is opening Friday, June 25, and is the first Garbanzo restaurant to open outside the Denver-metro area.

The Broadmoor store is located at 2130 Southgate Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 and is open daily 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. This is the ninth Garbanzo to open in Colorado, joining Denver-metro locations in Highlands, Greenwood Village, Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Park Meadows, Highlands Ranch and Glendale.

A dedicated community partner, Garbanzo is holding a charity night Thursday, June 24, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Broadmoor store to raise funds for The Home Front Cares ( The nonprofit is located in Colorado Springs and is committed to providing support for military families impacted by deployment in harms way.

“We are thrilled to bring our concept of genuine Mediterranean cuisine made from family recipes and only the freshest ingredients to a brand new market,” explains Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder. “Expanding into Colorado Springs, a beautiful geographic center known by many as a military, Olympian and residential hub, enables us to connect with an entirely new community and bring them authentic Mediterranean-style dishes.

“And it’s that community connection that is prompting us to hold a fundraiser for The Home Front Cares,” Mor continues. “We are committed to supporting the communities in which our stores reside. Helping provide assistance to area military families, which make up a prominent segment of the community, is a key objective of ours and one we are proud to implement.”

On the Broadmoor store’s opening day, Garbanzo guests can participate in several fun activities and receive giveaways. Some of these include:
- Bean toss – Participants may win a free Garbanzo lunch
- Mystery gift cards – The first 100 guests receive a gift card with a chance to win up to $50.00

Garbanzo offers guests a variety of healthy, high-quality Mediterranean items with an emphasis on flavor, freshness and authenticity. Guests have the ability to customize every meal with items such as pita, laffas, falafel, shwarma, hummus, seasoned rice, sauces and dressings. All Garbanzo salads and sauces are prepared on-site daily and the pita are baked fresh on-site in every store. Additionally, several ingredients are bought locally and some are imported directly from the Mediterranean region. The menu features simple and easy definitions and descriptions of each item in an effort to make guests feel comfortable trying food that may be new to them.

For more information about the Broadmoor restaurant opening in Colorado Springs, 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 15-year veteran of owning and running restaurants. St. Louis Bread Company/Panera Bread founder Ken Rosenthal also is an owner and co-founder of the company. Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill uses only the freshest, quality ingredients with freshly baked pita and laffas every day, using no preservatives or trans-fats. To learn more about Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, visit

Beth Hardy