1888PressRelease – Seasoned entrepreneur to open Ori’Zaba’s location in Houston.
HOUSTON – Since its inception in 2001, Ori’Zaba’s has been serving scratch Mexican food made daily with the freshest ingredients to diners at multiple locations around the Las Vegas area. Now, the chain is expanding out of state for the first time with the opening of a franchise location in Houston.
The new site, slated to open in mid-2021 in the Houston market, will be owned and operated by seasoned franchisee Serge Ukawilu. Ukawilu was born and raised in Gabon, Africa and moved to the US over 20 years ago. He now lives with his family in Houston, where he owns multiple hospice and personal care businesses. Previously, he owned and operated a successful sports bar in downtown Dallas.
“With his background in business ownership and commitment to the local community, Serge is the perfect fit for Ori’Zaba’s and for leading our growth in this new market,” said Ori’Zaba’s President and Franchise Director Lee Cartledge. “We look forward to working with Serge to bring our award-winning food to area diners and develop the Ori’Zaba’s brand in Texas.”
Certified Franchise Broker David Haupt, who is with the Franchise Brokers Association (FBA), helped identify Ori’Zaba’s as an ideal fit for Ukawilu and his business goals.
“After exploring various franchises to find the perfect fit for Serge, it was clear that Ori’Zaba’s was the ideal opportunity and excellent match. Ori’Zaba’s has all the ingredients for him to be successful as an owner and operator,” explained Haupt.
Among the advantages Ori’Zaba’s offers franchisees to help them thrive is:
• A brand with longevity and mature business practices
• Authentic recipes and differentiated menu items that drive repeat customers
• Optimized financial, marketing and labor processes
• Vendor partnerships that provide the best product costs, sourcing and quality
• Delivery, online ordering and catering for additional revenue channels
• Comprehensive training, including Ori’Zaba’s University
“I have been an entrepreneur for years and was looking for another great investment opportunity,” added Ukawilu. “With the combination of a great product and deep support from the corporate team that will set me up for success, I really see the potential of the Ori’Zaba’s business at this Houston location and potentially other sites across Texas.”
To learn about franchising opportunities with the company, call 952.388.4136, email adam ( @ ) zabas dot com or visit https://zabas dot com/franchising dot
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.
Halmahera Resources, ISIN: IDA003250200, a leading low-cost producer of nickel that generates sustainable prosperity for our employees, investors and the communities in which it operates, is pleased to announce about its cooperation with the International Nickel Study Association, a leading self-directed association, in order to create a survey on the world directory of nickel production facilities.
With the involvement of other members (nickel producing, consuming and trading parties), the survey points out an efficient mechanism having a series of objectives:
– Publishing regular statistics on nickel markets;
– Publishing similar directories of industry facilities and other types of information on nickel producing and trading;
– Creating common meetings and events in order to approach nickel market aspects for the benefit of producing and consuming industries;
– Providing projections and getting involved in economic analysis of nickel markets for informational purposes and business support;
– Revealing of information on health and environment as well as safety issues;
– Promoting sustainable development strategies for the nickel industry.
The participants at the survey have as a main objective the sharing of data and expertise on the world nickel mine production, major nickel trading aspects and nickel demand. The study is made under the commitment of several organized commissions that have particular responsibilities. The Standing Commission takes care of the financial and administrative issues, the Statistics Commission handles the statistical part and is recommending specific studies or other work on statistics while an environmental and economics commission is responsible for environment, health and safety concerns and sustainable development. A specially created commission, the Industry Advisory Group, is taking control over consultancy and support services in regards with technical issues and work program.
“We are glad to participate at important surveys in the market as a means of self – improvement and in order to reveal market insights to our partners and clients. Sharing knowledge and solutions represents a benefit for all nickel markets”, said Peter Thohir, Press Officer.
About Halmahera Resources
Halmahera Resources takes pride in being a leading low-cost producer of nickel that generates sustainable prosperity for our employees, investors and the communities in which it operates. Its primary objective is producing high-grade nickel at its Halmahera Project in Indonesia. As a byproduct of nickel mining, the company also produces cobalt, rhodium, selenium, tellurium, sulphur and other products. The Halmahera Resources’ core operations are prospecting, exploration, mining, concentration and processing of minerals along with the production, marketing and sales of non-ferrous metals. The company views firm commitment to the principles of social and environmental responsibility as a prerequisite for its sustainable and effective development.
Salt Lake City is the newest host of the dazzling indoor holiday festival, Lumaze: a twinkling – and safe – wonderland of over a million lights, festive music, food and a market. Opens November 19th at the Salt Palace. Holiday revelers encouraged to buy tickets early, due to limited capacity with COVID-19 safety measures.
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT – Salt Lake City is the newest host of the dazzling and successful indoor holiday festival: Lumaze. The Salt Palace will be transformed November 19 – January 2 into “A Fairytale Christmas”, a twinkling – and safe – wonderland of over a million lights:
– Larger-than-life illuminated displays
– A candy cane light tunnel
– Festive music, treats and drinks
– A Gingerbread Castle Playground for the little royals
– Magical glowing swings and hopscotch, designed for kids of all ages
– Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus
– Beautiful, glowing frames to create your perfect holiday photo
“We really want to help create a memorable experience for the community during this time of COVID-19, when we have fewer chances to get out of the house for safe, family fun,” said Lawrence Jansen, CEO and founder of Glow Gardens, the owner of Lumaze and its sister festival, Glow. “The Salt Palace is an ideal venue as it’s so spacious and open, it’s the perfect canvas to create our Fairytale Christmas in a safe, socially-distanced landscape. And it allows our guests to enjoy some holiday spirit while staying dry and warm indoors.”
Guest safety is top of mind, and Lumaze will be following the COVID-19 precautions and protocols of local and state authorities. Lumaze is largely a one-way experience, to minimize guest contact. Groups should be limited to six people in their social bubble, and stay together in the exhibit; groups and individuals are asked to remain 6-feet from other guests; hand sanitizing stations are abundantly provided throughout the venue; extra staff have been hired for ongoing cleaning.
Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times – especially festive and cheery masks! Our elves will be popping in to surprise people showing extra holiday spirit.
To ensure guests have a memorable, socially-distanced experience, capacity will be highly reduced. All tickets will have an entry time, to control the volume and flow of visitors. Because of the limited capacity, holiday revelers are encouraged to buy tickets early, to ensure they can secure their preferred night and time. Tickets for Lumaze are on sale now and must be purchased in advance at www.lumazelights.com.
WHAT: Lumaze, A Fairytale Christmas – Indoor holiday light festival and market
DATES: November 19, 2020 – January 2, 2021
TIMES: See our website for weekday and weekend hours
LOCATION: The Salt Palace, 100 SW Temple, Salt Lake City
TICKETS: On sale now at www.lumazelights.com
PRICES: Visit the website for family ticket packages, and all weekday/ weekend pricing
About Glow Gardens
Glow Gardens is the parent company of Lumaze and Glow, holiday festivals designed to bring people together to laugh, stroll and play under the twinkle of a million lights. With deep roots in their home community of Langley, British Columbia, the founding Jansen family connects neighbours and families year-round with their floral and vegetable greenhouses, Darvonda Nurseries; and they have extended that spirit to celebrate the warmth of the holiday seasons with Glow Gardens. ‘Christmas Glow’ first launched in 2017 near Vancouver, BC, and has since expanded to include Harvest Glow and Lumaze, visiting more than a dozen locations in Canada, the US and Denmark.
In 2020, Glow Gardens will be celebrating Christmas in five locations, with an abundance of caution, and under the guidance and approvals of local health authorities (Greater Vancouver, BC; Edmonton, AB; Niagara, ON; Halifax, NS; Salt Lake City, UT). Visit www.glowgardens.com for more information.
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.
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.