Garbanzo Debuts New Prototype With First Missouri Restaurant

by Katie Lee

St. Louis — On November 17, 2017, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, a leading Mediterranean cuisine brand, will open its first Missouri location in Clayton, Mo., near St. Louis. The new restaurant also marks the introduction of Garbanzo’s new prototype.

The new prototype, Garbanzo 2.0, will exude a simple, refined and fresh aesthetic for the brand. It will feature pure cane soda in the beverage fountain and a stand-alone bakery area where guests will be able to see their pitas being kneaded, placed in the oven and puffed to perfection right before their eyes.

In addition to opening the new restaurant, Garbanzo now has a St. Louis area food truck.

“We’ve planned on bringing Garbanzo’s delicious and nutritious recipes to our hometown for quite some time and we are ecstatic that the time has finally come to open our doors,” says CEO James Park, a St. Louis native. “Our cuisine is the kind of food that you can feed your kids without worries about preservatives, MSG or trans fats, and it caters to virtually every diet — from vegan and vegetarian to paleo and meat eaters.”

The chain, which is majority-owned by St. Louis real estate investor Michael Staenberg, plans to open up to 10 restaurants in the area over the next several years. Eddie Cherry, senior leasing representative at The Staenberg Group, is leading the site selection process for the company.

St. Louis’ first Garbanzo, also the first location in Missouri, is the 25th system-wide.

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh is headquartered in Colorado. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Garbanzo

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