Hey Darlings! It’s been a minute since I’ve attended an event with the pandemic dominating our lives but guess what? Sunday I had the opportunity to finally get out of the house to attend a VIP Media Lunch hosted by one of South Atlanta’s newest “Hidden Gems“. I’m excited to share that Grub Fresh Bowls & Wraps is located in Hapeville, GA and officially opens on August 12th. This new “Hot Spot” will be offering Healthy Grab and Go Option in South Atlanta near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta. International Airport.
This past Sunday I had the opportunity to attend their VIP Media Lunch and meet the owner Phillip Jones who also happens to be a seasoned Smoothie King franchisee. Grub Fresh Bowls & Wraps is conveniently located right next door to Smoothie King so not only do you have the option to grab a healthy bowl or wrap you can also grab your favorite drink from Smoothie King.
Grub Fresh Bowls & Wraps officially opens on Wednesday, August 12 in Hapeville, offering residents a new, healthy option for high quality, delicious and fresh fast food, close to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Atlanta’s south side. The new quick serve restaurant was created for healthy, active, busy people who seek convenient yet nutritious food on-the-go. I loved the variety of drinks that they had available. I’m an island girl and I love ginger so I opted for the Ginger Yums pineapple ginger drink that was freshly made and so delicious.
Grub founder Philip Jones is no stranger to the Hapeville neighborhood. A Chicago native and now 13 year Atlanta transplant, he saw the need for additional healthy food options in the city of Hapeville outside of his already established success as a Smoothie King Owner/Franchisee of 4 locations including the location directly adjacent to Grub Fresh Bowls and Wraps.
Jones collaborated with Chef Kelley Hicks who has nearly two decades of industry experience to develop the menu. The two created non-traditional bowl and wrap options which change seasonally and all food is made in-house, from scratch with fresh ingredients. Guests can choose jasmine rice, brown rice and/or a flatbread wrap to accompany any menu item including:
- Jerk Chicken Bowl (sautéed peppers and onions, pineapple salsa, mango jerk sauce, shaved lettuce)
- Sweet and Spicy Salmon Bowl (edamame, shredded cabbage, green onions, sesame seeds, sweet chili, hericot vert)
- Southwest Bowl (pico de gallo, black beans, roasted corn, green onions and cilantro, shaved lettuce)
- Philly Cheesesteak Wrap
- Buffalo Chicken Wrap
- Grilled Veggie Wrap with spicy harissa.
Chef Kelley Hicks knows that people love continental cuisine but still wanted to try new foods. She developed straight forward recipes for Grub that can all be tweaked to become vegetarian by simply omitting one or two items and substituting in more vegetable options. A vegan menu will also launch over the next six months. In this way, Grub accommodates all customer dietary needs easily with its scratch-made, healthy menu. Cooking since she was 7, she studied at Le Cordon Bleu and her wide-ranging experience includes being featured on The Food Network and working in five-star hotels, catering, fine dining and with celebrity private chef services.
For the last 12 years, Jones has owned and operated four Smoothie King franchised locations around Atlanta. Understanding the needs and desires of his customers as well as the Hapeville traffic patterns and site specifics helped him develop a second food concept restaurant. He plans to perfect the Grub business model in Hapeville before embarking on his plan to open a total of five Grub locations throughout metro Atlanta in five years.
Offering contactless pick-up and delivery options, all team members get temperature checks and health screenings before their shift and wear protective gear. Grub will sanitize all high contact surfaces and seating throughout the day and comply with state and local social distancing guidelines. Currently Grub offers only outdoor seating and grab and go options, no drive thru.
Grub Fresh Bowls & Wraps is located at 876 Virginia Avenue, Suite B, Hapeville, GA 30354, convenient and close to the Atlanta airport. The restaurant offers catering and typical delivery services including DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub and Postmates. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.