Tampa, FL-based Evos is a quick service restaurant chain established in 1994 that bills itself as the "healthy" fast food chain. Serving burgers, french fries (known as "Airfries" at Evos), sandwiches, salads, shakes, and kids foods, Evos uses organic and low-fat ingredients. It now has four locations in the Tampa area, one in California, one in North Carolina, and one in Atlanta.
The Atlanta restaurant, located in Sembler Company's Prado lifestyle center in Sandy Springs, opened in June. A second is scheduled to open this August in the Viewpoint mixed-use project in Atlanta's Midtown. Jimmy Davis at Colliers Spectrum Cable represented Evos in selecting the sites for these stores and the company plans to open two more restaurants later this year.
Healthy Fast Food Inc. is the designated EVOS franchisor for AZ, CA, CO, KS, NV, NM, OH, OK, OR, TX, UT and WA. The company opened its second Las Vegas area restaurant in Summerlin, NV in December 2008. The other Las Vegas area location is in Henderson, NV.
At the end of 2008, EVOS said it had signed area rep and franchise agreements in 15 states to open more than 200 stores over 10 years.
Evos offsets one-third of its restaurant energy usage with renewable wind energy. Additionally, the company purchases Energy Star qualified commercial equipment and uses highly-efficient lighting with an automatic light switch system. To build its stores, Evos incorporates environmentally sustainable materials including zero VOC paints and adhesives; recycled wood panels made of pressed sorghum plant stalks; and eco-friendly flooring materials made from renewable natural raw materials like wood flour, linseed oil, rosin, jute fiber and limestone.
Original Posting: July 7, 2009