Maui Wowi enlivens parties and events with Hawaiian-themed party rentals and treats including frosty fruit smoothies, coffee drinks both hot and cold, and snacks. Guests can borrow one of its thatched-roof tiki bars which conveniently include setup and breakdown. For independently wealthy third-graders and others unable to bartend themselves, the company offers bartending service from Hawaiian-shirt-clad specialists. They can mix drinks for every audience, including kona coffee, cappuccinos, and frozen coffee drinks, as well as fresh-fruit smoothies with or without alcohol in flavors such as piña colada, mango orange, and strawberry-banana daiquiri. All drinks, like the daughters of the Beach Boys, come with Hawaiian parasols.
With more than 845 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company?s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as Peach Perfection and Strawberry Whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including Peanut Butter Moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate. The lunch hour presents toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320?420 calories each.
In addition to providing healthy eats to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative fights childhood obesity while encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
The name Maki Cafe might be a bit misleading. Yes, the restaurant's chefs wrap delicate slices of fish and vegetables in sticky rice, but that's not their only gig. They also steep ramen or udon noodles in steaming bowls of broth, which they top with succulent meats, such as pork belly and salmon teriyaki. Signature entrees include Rock Crab, light fried jumbo short shell crab coated with spicy, sweet, and tangy sauce and Miso Salmon, which is choice cut salmon marinated in miso and baked with seasonal vegetables.
Jamba Juice, the sunny West Coast import, has finally spread their brand of the California lifestyle to the nation’s capital, thanks to its menu blend of smoothies, wraps, flatbreads and sandwiches. The relatively new Dupont Circle location is a great option for on-the-go business types or anyone traipsing through this bustling slice of metro DC. Of course, the fast casual chain is known for their whole fruit smoothies, which come blended in any number of ways, including with a “boost” pack that helps to boost your immune system or give you a jolt of energy. Health-conscious folks have plenty of options themselves, with low-calorie smoothies available from the menuboard, each with their own vitamin-rich, antioxidant-heavy powers, plus a few vegetable juice options. Anyone feeling indulgent can stick with the sweet stuff, like peanut butter, chocolate and available sherbet flavors.
From asiago cheese to orange cranberry, Bethesda Bagels has a flavor for every bagel eater to pair with spreads such as chive or lox cream cheese. The handmade bagels can be ordered one delicious bagel or mini bagel at a time or by the baker’s dozen. Along with the namesake menu item, Bethesda Bagels also serves all-day breakfast, plus overstuffed sandwiches, pizzas, and other snacks, including fancy cookies and their more casually dressed cousin, the muffin.
In comic books, heroes are typically born out of tragedy. Such was the case for Protein Bar's founder, Matt Matros. At a young age, Matt lost his father to a sudden heart attack. Matt struggled with weight himself, and by the time he reached 22, he set out on a mission to change things. He lost 50 pounds by committing to a healthy lifestyle devoid of junk food and day trips to the Big Rock Candy Mountain.
But Matt's mission to change things didn't stop with himself. During his weight-loss journey, Matt noticed a dearth of food options that were both healthy and convenient. Protein Bar was his response to this dearth. The Protein Bar menu focuses heavily on high-protein burritos, salads, and quinoa bowls mixed with all-natural chicken and seasonal ingredients. A special blend of six types of vegetables (named the Super 6 Salad Mix) define the vitamin-rich salads, which pair well with drinks blended from fresh fruit, milks, and proteins. Before lunch, the restaurants dole out breakfast burritos and protein-rich oatmeal.
Since Matt opened the first Protein Bar with his life savings in 2009, the restaurant has expanded to more than a dozen locations in Chicago, Colorado, and Washington, D.C. Its menu and its founder's mission continue to gain new fans and ample press attention. Crain?s Chicago Business even deemed Matt Matros among their "40 Under 40: 2012."