Born in Boulder, Rush Bowls opened its second brick and mortar location today at 1665 Central Street. The small 700 square foot store is the first expansion of many, according to company that hopes to open two more corporate locations in the next year and about ten franchised outposts around the Mile High City in the years to follow.
What exactly are Rush Bowls? They're fruit-forward, multi-ingredient, nutritious bowls that may or may not contain fat-free frozen yogurt, which you can consume instead of your regular breakfast or lunch or even dinner. Three sections on the menu offer Buff Bowls, Açaí Bowls, or Backcountry Bowls in countless tropical or not-so-tropical fruit combinations. Among them are the Jungle Bowl (strawberry, pineapple, banana, shaved coconut, fat-free frozen yogurt (optional), guava juice, orange juice, all topped with organic granola and honey) and the Paradise (mango, pineapple, pure guava juice, fat-free frozen yogurt (optional), all topped with organic granola and honey). Most dietary restrictions are easily accommodated.
Andrew Pudalov, a New Yorker who worked in finance, started Rush Bowls in 2004 in Boulder. The goal a healthy, fast-casual restaurant that fueled people's lives. In 2011, a wholesale line was launched, which can be found throughout the country in Whole Foods, hospitals, resorts, and country clubs.