Promotions Include a Limited-Time-Only $5 Bowl;
a Charitable Dessert Special; Loads of Giveaways;
and Employee Appreciation Events Throughout September

Fresh Kitchen, the build-your-own-bowl quick-service restaurant with eight locations throughout the state of Florida, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month with a lineup of fun, creative promotions intended to show appreciation for both their awesome community of guests that have continued to support them, along with their team members who truly help bring the brand to life. Highlights include the return of a much-beloved sweet treat with a charity component and the launch of an exclusive, value-priced menu item, as well as special prizes timed to Sept. 18, the brand’s official anniversary date. In Fresh Kitchen’s newer markets, including Orlando, Davie and Boca Raton, street teams will “hit the streets” in local neighborhoods to distribute themed scratch-off cards where lucky guests will have the opportunity to win free menu items at their locations, along with fun swag!

All month long, all Fresh Kitchen locations will launch “Crispies for a Cause.” The promotion will see the highly anticipated return of the original, fan-favorite dessert, Almond Butter Brown Rice Crispies ($3), and 100% of the proceeds from every sale of the item will benefit Feeding Florida, a network of food banks and agencies that provide healthy meals to under-resourced communities throughout all 67 counties of Florida. Each Almond Butter Crispy is gluten-free, dairy-free and non-soy-friendly. Over the past five years, Fresh Kitchen has donated more than $125,000 to various charities and has given an additional $30,000 worth of food donations.

All Fresh Kitchen locations will also feature a new $5 Snack Bowl available throughout the month of September. Guests are invited to choose one base, one protein or veggie, two add-ons and one sauce to top their bowl. Premium proteins and Avocado Salad will still require an upcharge on the base price.

Catering orders pre-arranged for delivery on Sept. 18 will come with a special birthday surprise. Each order will be accompanied by a pack of pink party hats and an invitation to “Party with FK” for a chance to win free catering for 20 guests through a social media contest. Additionally, on Sept. 18, the 50th guest (transaction) to visit the original location on Howard Ave. in Tampa will receive a $500 Fresh Kitchen gift card.

In early 2020, Fresh Kitchen is excited to announce the opening of the ninth and tenth Florida locations in Lake Mary (located just north of Orlando) and New Tampa.

For more information about Fresh Kitchen, please visit, or follow the brand on Instagram @EatFreshKitchen

Fresh Kitchen (FK) invites guests to build their own chef-inspired bowls as fast as they can point. Made from scratch and fresh-to-order, guests are presented with seasonal ingredients including fresh greens, quinoa, sweet potato noodles, perfectly seasoned rices, roasted veggies, hormone and antibiotic-free grilled meats, responsibly sourced seafood options, home-made sauces and flavorful add-ons. Along with bowls, Fresh Kitchen also serves freshly brewed teas, lightly sweetened juice frescas, pressed juices and cane sugar craft sodas. The entire menu is 100 percent gluten-free with options available to suite a variety of lifestyles (vegan, paleo, keto); and all food is prepared using 100% olive oil.

FK opened their first location to overwhelming success in Tampa, Florida’s SoHo district in 2014. This was followed by seven more locations including Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Boca Raton, two Orlando locations, an additional Tampa location and most recently, in Davie.

Ciccio Restaurant Group (CRG) was founded more than 25 years ago in New York City with James Lanza. The restaurant group was named after Lanza’s father (Frank Ciccio Lanza) who was a successful Fortune 100 CEO and founder of L3 Communications. The healthy mindset and beautiful weather drew the founders to the Florida coast in 1996. CRG currently owns and operates 18 different restaurants under the Better Byrd, Ciccio Water, Ciccio Cali, Daily Eats, Fresh Kitchen, Green Lemon, Taco Dirty, and Sweet Soul brand names. Their portfolio of brands includes both full and quick service concepts. Also under their umbrella is the boutique fitness studio, CAMP, which offers circuit, cycle, and yoga.

CRG’s joint venture partner Covelli Family Limited Partnership (CFLP) is an entity of Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread. CFLP currently owns and operates 80 locations in Tampa Bay, Orlando, and along the East Coast of Florida. Albert M. Covelli founded Covelli Enterprises 58 years ago and established CFLP in 1998. Carrying on the family legacy, CFLP is owned by Covelli’s daughter and son-in-law; Annette & Gavin Ford, and grandson Kevin Ricci. As a leader in the fast-casual segment, CFLP is known for setting consumer trends and elevating industry standards.

Feeding Florida is the state’s leading organization in the fight to end hunger. The statewide network unites 12-member food banks to provide a healthy, adequate, and consistent food supply to every community every day. Feeding Florida member food banks support more than 2,300 local charitable agencies, which provide food directly to individuals and families in need to ensure a hunger-free Florida. Each year, the Feeding Florida network provides food to the 2.8 million Floridians facing hunger, including 800,000 children and 600,000 seniors. Feeding Florida is a unified voice regarding hunger and food insecurity by focusing on each community’s needs.

Feeding Florida’s member food banks include: All Faiths Food Bank, America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Inc., Bread of the Mighty, Feeding Northeast Florida, Feeding South Florida, Feeding Tampa Bay, Feeding the Gulf Coast, First Step Food Bank, Florida Gateway Food Bank, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and Treasure Coast Food Bank.