A healthy concept from Boulder, Colorado is making its move into Dallas-Fort Worth. Called Rush Bowls, it's a fast-casual restaurant chain known for healthy meals in a bowl, made with nuts, fruit, yogurt, and granola.
Customers can choose from over 40 signature bowls or smoothies made with fruit and vegetable bases, including acai, kale, and avocado.
The first location in DFW will open in Flower Mound, at The Shops at Lakeside at FM 2499 and Lakeside Parkway, with a tentative opening in July, according to Michael Fuchs, who with his wife, April, is one of the two franchisees in the area.
"I've been in the food business for 20-odd years, and I've seen that consumers are looking for more on-the-go high-nutrition meals," he says. "In Flower Mound, you can find multiple fried-food options, but unless you like salad, there's not much that's nutritious or filling. Rush Bowls is a high-protein low-calorie meal in a bowl that's affordable and good."
The protein comes from nut butters such as peanut butter and almond butter. Rush Bowls can easily be made in dairy- and gluten-free options, as well.
In addition to Flower Mound, Fuchs is also opening a location in Keller, with plans for Fort Worth in 2019. There are also Rush Bowls in the works for Frisco and Dallas' Mockingbird Station, from franchisees Ted and Elizabeth Bachmeier.
Rush Bowls was founded by Andrew Pudalov, who opened the first location in Boulder in 2004. There are four locations in Colorado, and one in St. Louis; the first franchised location opened in Nashville in 2017.