The new Grabbagreen store on Broad Street in Newark — Courtesy: Ripco Real Estate
By Joshua Burd
A fast casual chain from Arizona is making its Northeast debut with a new store in downtown Newark, Ripco Real Estate announced this week.
The brokerage firm said it represented Grabbagreen, a concept known for its fresh and healthy alternative to fast food, in the lease at the “Shoppes on Broad.” The location is alongside the recently opened Prudential Financial tower near the city’s Military Park.
Ripco, which is based in Lyndhurst, said it continues to seek locations throughout New Jersey on behalf of the three-year-old chain.
“We are excited to offer a tasty, quick and healthy food option to those living, working and visiting downtown,” Stephen Hudson of BeinGreen Inc., who will be developing 20 locations throughout northern New Jersey, said in a prepared statement. “There are a lot of busy people that live here, work here or visit downtown. Newark as one of the busiest hubs outside of Manhattan.”
Grabbagreen’s Eat Clean menu is preservative-free, naturally gluten-free and GMO free, Ripco said in a news release. The food menu is based on super food ingredients and offers a full selection of grain and green-based bowls with fresh hormone-free and antibiotic-free proteins provided by local farms, fresh-pressed juice, handcrafted smoothies and acai bowls, breakfast and healthy kid-friendly items.
“It’s great to bring a new, health-focused concept to the area and we are excited to help Grabbagreen grow in the tristate area,” David Townes of Ripco said.