A diverse menu.
“Scaling culture” and leadership.
Low start-up costs and high revenues.
For those reasons and more, Bango Bowls has just been named among the Top 40 hottest brands in the U.S. among quick serve and fast-casual restaurants by the lauded QSR Magazine.
Bango Bowls was founded in 2017 by Long Island-based Upstream Hospitality Group, which also operates five Tap Room locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Both brands are actively building teams and scaling their concepts across the Northeast.
“This is the who-to-watch list in the country, and we were chosen from thousands upon thousands of potential restaurants,” said Ryan Thorman, the CEO of Bango Bowls. “Our team has busted their butts to get to this point and it’s an amazing feeling to share the recognition with the most important people in this company: everyone working in a Bango Bowls today.”
There’s much hard work ahead.
“We have aggressive plans to open 100 Bango Bowl restaurants in the next few years and are looking for like-minded people who want to join our growing franchise network,” Thorman said.
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For potential Bango Bowls franchisees, the company, he said, has been building a foundation for a “true support system … to put them in the best possible position to become successful.”
Bango Bowls is also looking to set a new bar for standards of supporting their franchise partners.
“We believe the better support system we can provide to all of our franchise partners, the better the system will do in the long run,” Thorman said. “We are committed and excited to offer economic opportunity to those that are looking to join this awesome team.
“And we’re thrilled to be recognized nationally after years of hard work and foresight.”
Today, each of the six Bango Bowls location in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester serves salads, warm grain bowls, poke bowls, acai bowls, flaninis and avocado toasts.
“We have become that ‘better-for-you option’ for the entire family,” Thorman said.
Sustaining a healthy lifestyle is hard. A big part of that lifestyle involves what you put in your body to fuel your day, he said.
Bango Bowls puts an equal amount of value on health benefits as it does flavor.
The team is adamant that if people like what they eat, they will continue to make better choices
The company’s latest location in Westbury is described as the company’s flagship spot for Bango Bowls and opened in December. That location now serves as a model for how all future Bango Bowls will look and operate. Bango Bowls has one more corporate store set to open in April by Long Island Jewish Medical Center, on the New Hyde Park and Queens border.