Fresh Freshii on Third and Q Streets
Freshii opened a new location in downtown Sacramento on April 11, and owner Eric Heffel said they are happy to be in the area.
According to Heffel, there are about 12,000 daytime office workers and 3,000 residents in the surrounding area and only one restaurant within walking distance to choose from.
“Freshii can now provide all of those people another choice,” Heffel said.
Located at 400 Q St., on the corner of 3rd and Q streets at the CalPERS building, the newest Freshii location is providing a variety of items to patrons in the area including, but not limited to, frozen yogurt, freshly made wraps, soups and salads, and a variety of snacks and drinks.
Menu prices range from $1.79 to $9.79.
But, if being told what to eat isn’t your thing, one of the main features of Freshii is that everything is customizable. There are more than 70 different ingredients to choose from, such as avocado, chopped almonds, grilled salmon, edamame, feta cheese or bean sprouts, to name a few.
Patrons are welcomed to build their own meals from scratch by checking off wanted ingredients on the provided menus/checklists. First, customers choose what type of meal they want to build, either a salad, bowl, classic or grilled wrap or soup.
After choosing from a base of romaine, spinach or a Freshii mix of greens for a salad or wrap base as well as vegetable, chicken and lemongrass broth for soup, they can choose from two lists of ingredients before finally selecting a dressing/sauce.
Though it opened in April, the Q Street location waited to hold its grand opening on Friday and Saturday evening, when its liquor license came through. Heffel said they are the only Freshii out of the 48 locations throughout Canada, America, Austria and Dubai that serves beer and wine and said he hopes that this will allow them to provide the residents in the area with a cool hangout spot.
This particular location is also the only one with a full self-serve yogurt section. Normally, Freshii locations only sell one flavor of frozen yogurt, but Heffel, also the owner of Yogurtagogo, said when CEO and founder of Freshii Matthew Cornin came across Yogurtagogo, he really liked the concept and wanted to try it out at the Q Street corner.
The new location has three seating areas, including an outside patio that can serve up to 60 people.
The Freshii brand is about fast, fresh and healthy food, Heffel said. And being that it is also a very green company, it provides food delivery service throughout the downtown area by bicycle.
To read more about Freshii’s menu and manifesto, click here.