“Generations of Good Food” by Eleanor Gaccetta Will Be Displayed at the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022

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Eleanor is a Colorado native who grew up in a small farming community outside Denver. Her career spanned almost 40 years working for the State of Colorado, the City and County of Broomfield, and ultimately as a private contractor. She earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in business from Regis University. She retired to provide full-time care to her mother after she broke her hip at the age of 93. Armed with faith, humor, and love, she navigated being a sole caregiver until her mother’s death at age 102 in 2017.

Today she lives in a western suburb of Denver and enjoys an active lifestyle that includes baking, cooking, gardening, health and fitness activities, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Ori’Zaba’s Makes Back-to-School Easier with Student and Family Specials

No matter where students are learning, at home or in school, Ori’Zaba’s and franchises makes weekdays easy, nutritious and affordable.

LAS VEGAS – While school may look different this year for a lot of families and students, popular Mexican fast-casual chain Ori’Zaba’s is making it easy to feed families delicious snacks and meals on the go or at home. The restaurant locations are featuring several specials to fit diners’ busy lifestyles during the school year, including:

• Kids’ Meals: With classes, sports and activities resuming, Ori’Zaba’s is making it simple to get kids fed quickly and inexpensively with kids’ meals that all include a small side of chips and a kid’s drink. Franchisees receive additional traffic on Sundays with the Kids Eat Free promotion.
• Family-Style Packages: To make life a little less stressful during the school week, Ori’Zaba’s offers family packages for a cook-free meal. Customers can pick up, grab and go or get their meal delivered.
• Full-Service Catering: Whether customers are hosting a learning pod or even just family, for the ultimate in convenience for groups, Ori’Zaba’s full-service catering takes care of all the details, including set up and cleaning.
• Free Drinks for Students: With any entrée purchase, students just have to show their school ID to receive a free drink. Rehydration selections include favorites like artisanal agua fresca and fountain drinks.

“We know back-to-school stress is real and even more likely this year, so we want to offer one way to help families have a smooth return to learning,” said President and Franchise Director Lee Cartledge. “By making scratch-food and drinks accessible and affordable for lunches, after-school snacks or busy weeknights, we hope to help reduce some of the anxiety that comes with the start of the year by giving families the time they need to balance school, work and home.”

Moreover, since, according to the CDC, healthy students are better learners, Ori’Zaba’s menu features a variety of nutritious foods that promote students’ health and wellbeing. From fresh and pure ingredients to meat- and guilt-free options like gluten-free, vegetarian and plant-based options, the menu reflects Ori’Zaba’s continued commitment to high quality.

Director of Consumer Product Management D.J. Wonnacott-Yahnke added, “In fact, during peak pandemic months, we were able to partner with local school districts to bridge gaps in school lunch programs.”

Finding creative ways to appeal to new and loyal diners alike is just one way Ori’Zaba’s sets itself apart as an ideal franchise partner with the ingredients for success. To learn about franchising opportunities with the company, call 952.388.4136, email adam ( @ ) zabas dot com or visit https://zabas.com/franchising.

About Ori’Zaba’s
Ori’Zaba’s is a fast casual Mexican restaurant chain whose mission is to feed the soul of every guest with old world Mexican flavors, made every day with care in our scratch kitchens, with the finest, freshest ingredients. Originating in Las Vegas in 2001, Ori’Zaba’s multiple locations can now be found throughout the city. To learn more, visit https://zabas.com/franchising.