Dr. Paul Aoun Joins GRILLiT as Senior Medical Advisor to the Board of Directors The Company Seeks to Enhance Franchising Value Proposition
MIAMI, September 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
GRILLiT, Inc. ("GRILLiT" or the "Company") (OTC Pink Markets: GRLT) today announced that the Company has retained Dr. Paul Aoun to serve as Senior Medical Advisor to the Company's Board of Directors. Dr. Aoun is an endocrinologist who specializes in the prevention and treatment of diabetes, thyroid, and other metabolic and endocrine conditions. He will offer his expert medical knowledge and skills in order to continue promoting a positive health culture for the Company, and assist with creating new healthy menu item options for GRILLiT customers.
GRILLiT's Chief Executive Officer, Ghazi Hajj, commented, "The Company has retained Dr. Aoun as part of our vision and campaign to promote a healthy living lifestyle (announced June 7, 2013). We feel extremely fortunate to have Dr. Aoun's services as we continue to provide a great tasting, yet extremely healthy, array of menu choices. I believe that emphasizing the healthy choice aspect is a key ingredient to attracting more and more customers, as well as new master franchisors and franchisees."
Dr. Aoun currently serves as a clinical endocrinologist in South Florida and is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in pharmacology and neuroscience from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital Program, where he subsequently became Chief Resident of the department. He then went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he completed his clinical fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism.
GRILLiT (GRLT) is a growing Latin-Caribbean fusion restaurant concept that marries fast casual to nutritious and healthy food. The company opened its first location in Miami in 2011 and specializes in chef-inspired custom crafted rice bowls, pasta and wraps as well as salads. GRILLiT utilizes domestic growers and delivers healthy cuisine using only fresh proteins, such as never-frozen chicken and Angus beef. Restaurants offer an inviting and comfortable atmosphere with an open kitchen and contemporary, industrial design. GRILLiT currently has two locations and expects to have at least 21 corporate and 58 franchised locations open and operating within the next five years. The company is targeting Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia for new growth. For more information, visit http://www.grillitinc.com.
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