Every day at Great Harvest Bread Company begins the same way: with employees milling wheat. They do it onsite, passing off the whole-wheat kernels to bakers within 48 hours of milling. Then, at the crack of dawn, bakers bake the wheat into signature breads, cinnamon rolls, cinnamon chip bread, scones, and muffins. By the time customers begin to filter into the bakery, the fresh baked goods are ready for eating, along with a cup of coffee or tea—which also goes well with the gourmet breakfast and lunch sandwiches.
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soymilk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages 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 Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Gourmet ice creams are freshly crafted on site from Marble Slab?s original recipe, enticing customer's eyes with a rainbow of colors. Once clients have made a flavor selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavor masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone.
In addition to procuring hand-held treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed quarts, or in the capable hands of a catering team for sprucing up special events such a corporate get-togethers or school functions with portable marble slabs or sundae bars in tow.
If it tastes sweet, chances are you can find it at Sugar Shack. The quaint shop showcases desserts that are as colorful as they are flavorful, including picture-perfect cupcakes, cake pops, and dessert bars.
Gourmet cupcakes come in more than 80 flavors, from strawberry champagne to French toast. Some of these flavors change day to day, while others, such as red velvet, are stalwart varieties. Ice cream is also a crowd-pleaser here, and can be served in a cup, sandwiched between two massive cookies, or scooped directly into your mouth if you're in a rush. For custom treats, guests can devise their own cake pops and whoopee pies, along with four types of cupcakes and other treats such as dipped marshmallows.