NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As the one-year anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that swept across Tennessee approaches in early March, Fresh Hospitality concepts I Love Juice Bar and Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe are coming together for a February fundraiser to support the Nashville Area American Red Cross.
Beginning February 1, I Love Juice Bar and Taziki’s will donate $1 from every soup sold at select locations in Middle Tennessee. Each concept will also offer guests the opportunity to add a $1 donation to their purchases throughout the month.
Participating locations include I Love Juice Bars in Belle Meade, Berry Hill, Brentwood, Germantown, The Gulch and Mt. Juliet, and Tazikis’ in Brentwood, Cool Springs, Franklin, Green Hills, The Gulch, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet and Nashville’s West End.
Rachel Layton, Managing Partner at I Love Juice Bar who joined the concept after three years as VP of Marketing at Taziki’s, notes how crucial the Red Cross was in efforts to support those who were affected by the tornado that swept through in March 2020.
“As a Fresh Hospitality family, we banded together after the tornadoes to donate our time and countless meals all across town,” Layton said. “The Red Cross was there every step of the way helping to provide shelter, food, volunteers, mental health resources and so much more to those in need. We worked closely with the Red Cross in the days and weeks immediately after the tornadoes, and we are proud to continue supporting their efforts today.”
The bond between the two Fresh concepts goes beyond Layton’s tie to the two brands. Both focus on making healthy food approachable and doing in a fast and convenient way for guests from all walks of life. Both brands are very philanthropic in nature and are deeply invested in serving the Nashville community for many years.
“We realize that too often after a traumatic event, people have a tendency to forget that the need can still be there, even a year later,” said Dale Wasem, Taziki’s Nashville Operating Partner. “We want the communities and individuals whose lives were heavily impacted by these events to know that we are here for them regardless.”
ABOUT I LOVE JUICE BAR
I Love Juice Bar is a brand that was founded to make nutrition and nourishment accessible to anyone, anywhere. Its smoothies, juices, shots and acai bowls are crafted with approachable flavor profiles made from only wholesome ingredients without added sugars, dairy, syrups or artificial ingredients like ice.
I Love Juice Bar has 32 locations across the country, spanning Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Its Nashville-area locations include Belle Meade (6000 Hwy. 100, Ste. 101; Berry Hill (522 Heather Pl.); Brentwood (122 Pewitt Drive); Germantown (900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.) and the Gulch (222 11th Ave. S.) To learn more about I Love Juice Bar, go to www.ilovejuicebar.com.
ABOUT TAZIKI’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café is a rapidly expanding brand, named one of America’s fastest growing leaders by Inc. 5000 in the fresh-casual industry. Having more than tripled in size since 2011, Taziki’s has over 90 restaurant locations, spanning across 18 states nationally. Development plans include building the brand in existing markets, as well as entering new areas across the country by 2023.
The essence of Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe is defined by serving fresh ingredients and hand-cut meats daily. The Mediterranean influence in their name echoes across their best-in-class, chef-inspired cuisine but is intentionally approachable for any person, anywhere. Taziki's takes pride in their made-from-scratch food that nourishes customers daily and the artisanship that goes behind doing so without the use of fryers, or microwaves.
Taziki's mission is to create an environment that combines extraordinary food with meaningful human connection.