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Zoes Kitchen Introduces New Mediterranean-Inspired Menu Items

June 11, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Zoes Kitchen, a popular, Mediterranean-inspired, fast-casual restaurant featuring fresh, savory dishes, announced they have introduced Steak Kabobs and Orzo “Tabouli” Salad to its menu in almost all locations. Zoes’ Steak Kabobs will complete the restaurant’s abundant kabob selection which already includes chicken, shrimp, salmon and vegetable options.

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The Steak Kabobs feature house cut steak marinated and basted with Zoes’ traditional Mediterranean “mostarda,” a signature blend of balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions. The Steak Kabobs are served on a bed of Potato Salad with a side of Roasted Fresh Vegetables. Zoes puts its own spin on Tabouli Salad by using Orzo pasta in lieu of traditional tabouli and adding fresh spinach and greens, hand-crumbled feta cheese and a lemon vinaigrette dressing prepared with hand-squeezed lemons. Shrimp, veggie, steak or chicken kabobs can be added to the salad to round out the meal.

“These new menu items provide our guests with even more Mediterranean-inspired meal options,” said Kevin Miles, president and chief operating officer for Zoes Kitchen. “The Steak Kabobs appeal to both men and women, and with the potato and vegetable combination, it is a wholesome entree our guests crave. The Orzo ‘Tabouli’ Salad embodies the essence of a Mediterranean meal with pasta, fresh vegetables, topped with an olive oil and lemon vinaigrette.”

Zoes means “life” in Greek and that is the inspiration for the restaurant’s approach to preparing its top quality food made-from-scratch daily. Fresh is the focus, and unlike most restaurant kitchens, there are no fryers or microwaves at Zoes. The menu includes numerous options that work well when observing the Mediterranean lifestyle, which highlights a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans and seeds. These options are perfect for the busy person on-the-go who wants to eat well with a little help from a friendly, neighborhood kitchen. A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that a restricted-calorie, Mediterranean diet can be even more effective for weight loss than a low-fat diet, while also offering additional health benefits.

About Zoes Kitchen
Zoes Kitchen, a modern, fast-casual restaurant concept founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 1995, has 61 retail locations spanning across the U.S. in 12 states. Zoes’ menu features Mediterranean-inspired comfort food with made-from-scratch recipes using fresh ingredients. Zoes is a wholesome place to eat for families and people with active lifestyles. The company is built upon a philosophy of balanced and healthy living including spending time with family and friends over simple, tasty and freshly prepared food. Learn more at www.zoeskitchen.com or at www.facebook.com/ZoesKitchen.

Editorial Note: We understand our name is unique and we want to share some friendly tips on how to spell it. Please use Zoes Kitchen on first reference. The umlaut is placed over the “e” in Zoes. Only use apostrophes when Zoes is possessive. (Correct Use: “Zoes Kitchen,” “Zoes,” “Zoes’ restaurant”)

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