BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, is celebrating the grand opening of its latest company-owned restaurant in Berkeley, Calif. located at 2172 Shattuck Avenue. To celebrate the grand opening, Togo's aims to raise funds for the Berkeley Food & Housing Project, an organization dedicated to easing and ending the crisis of homelessness for men, women, and children in the Berkeley community. During the first week of operation, guests will receive a free, six-inch sandwich with every $2 donation made to the charity.
"Berkeley represents the perfect market for our sixth corporate-owned restaurant," said Tony Gioia, chairman and CEO of Togo's Holdings, LLC. "Togo's is known for its big, fresh and meaty sandwiches, wraps, salads and more and we look forward to providing local residents with our deli inspired one-on-one style service that is synonymous with our brand. With the help of our raving fans, we will be able to bring some much needed funding & support to the Berkeley Food & Housing Project."
To further celebrate the opening, Togo's will provide other special offers to guests including their choice of cookie, brownie, or even gelato from next door at Almare Gelato, during the second week of operation. During the third week, any guest who purchases a nine-inch sandwich will receive a free 20 oz. drink.
At Togo's, there is a relentless commitment to using only the freshest, superior-quality ingredients and meats. Fresh baked Artisan bread, abundant quantities of freshly sliced lean pastrami, roast beef, turkey and other premium meats as well as hand-scooped California avocados are part of Togo's exceptional menu, and set the brand apart from other sandwich shops.
"We are honored that Togo's has offered us such generous support as they open their new Berkeley restaurant," said Jim Huntley, director of advancement at Berkeley Food & Housing Project. "Like Togo's, The Berkeley Food & Housing Project is passionate about serving the community and this is a great way for Berkeley residents to enjoy some of Togo's delicious food while supporting a great cause."
Togo's in Berkeley will offer online ordering and catering services for in-store pick up. The new location is now serving guests daily from Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on the new Berkeley Togo's, call (510) 841-TOGO or visit http://www.togos.com. Follow Togo's on Twitter and on Facebook, and for all latest Togo's news, coupons and special offers delivered straight to your inbox, join the Togo's Sandwich Club.
Recently, Togo's marked its 40th anniversary with more than 250 locations open on the west coast of the United States. Even with this latest opening, Togo's is still seeking to reach 400 new locations in California and other key markets such as Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington over the next several years.
To fuel future growth, Togo's is actively recruiting passionate franchisees to bring its high-quality, fresh sandwiches to new western markets. Interested entrepreneurs can visit http://www.togosfranchise.com to learn more about single unit and multi-unit development opportunities with one of the best franchise opportunities in the sandwich category.
About Togo's Eateries, Inc.
Togo's was founded in 1971 by a young college student with a large appetite and little money looking to make sandwiches the way he liked them — big, fresh and meaty. Keeping in the spirit of the original, Togo's products are still made with only the highest quality ingredients; including fresh-baked Artisan breads, hand sliced premium pastrami, turkey and roast beef, as well as California avocados and cheeses. Togo's proprietary brand of old-fashioned Pastrami, 98 percent fat-free slow-roasted turkey, and Togo's homemade chicken and tuna salad set the brand apart from other sandwich shops. With more than 300 locations open and under development throughout the West, Togo's is a franchise-based business that offers online ordering and catering services. For more information call 1.877.718.6467 or visit http://www.togosfranchise.com. For general information on Togo's Eateries, Inc., please visit http://www.togos.com.
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