By Mikki A.Ealey
Look out, all you health-conscious consumers and smoothie bowl lovers—there’s a new acai in town! Playa Bowls announced its grand opening in April 2023 in Avon, marking the third Playa Bowls location in Connecticut for Mitch Jackson. The two other locations are in West Hartford and Glastonbury.
Jackson was born and raised in Connecticut and is passionate about his community. While he works a full-time job in addition to being an entrepreneur, he always makes time for his family. When his college friend, Mike Bogdan, pitched the idea of opening a Playa Bowls to him he wasn’t sold at first. But Jackson believes in striving for success and providing high-quality products that community members can enjoy, so he took a leap of faith and invested in the franchise, which originated in New Jersey with founders Rob Giuliani and Abby Taylor. According to the Playa Bowls website, what began as a pair of blenders, a patio table, and a fridge has flourished into over 170+ stores, thousands of employees, and a mission to lead communities in healthy, sustainable living.
For Jackson, it’s been a great experience ever since, and an even greater benefit to the community.
Playa Bowls offers a variety of options on the menu, from acai bowls to smoothies and fresh juices. The bowls offer a base choice of acai, pitaya, coconut, greens, mango, banana and oatmeal, and are topped with a variety of fruits. The acai and pitaya (dragon fruit) are even from Brazil! Fresh juice blends of fruits and vegetables—including spinach, beets, kale, carrots, oranges and pineapple—are also a customer favorite. Playa Bowls love to switch things up from time to time to cater to the community, and for fun!
Playa Bowls bowls offer a base choice of acai, pitaya, coconut, greens, mango, banana and oatmeal, and are topped with a variety of fruits.
Customers will notice a unique look and feel when they visit Playa Bowls Avon, which features a sleek and interactive juice bar and a spacious seating area. Staff greet everyone who comes through the doors with big smiles and are happy to customize orders. A loyalty club also provides special perks for those who enroll.
For Jackson and Bogdan, the opening of this third location is exciting and a way to connect with even more people across Connecticut. So, when you get a craving for something healthy AND delicious, think of Playa Bowls and head to Avon or your closest location.
Playa Bowls Avon is located at 380 West Main Street, Avon, Connecticut and is open daily from 8:00am-9:00pm. Get more info on Facebook, Instagram or at www.playabowls.com.
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