Estero, FL. August 2018 – Acai (pronounced “ah-sigh-ee”) is one of the hottest food trends that everyone is raving about and continues to gain popularity globally.  Acai berries, considered a Brazilian superfruit, is known for its loads of nutrition and incredibly high number of antioxidants. Smoothies  are now accounting for $5 billion every year in the food industry. Out of this flourishing industry came smoothie bowls and acai bowls – an evolution of smoothies. Not only has this evolution taken place, but smoothie bowls are one of the hottest trends of 2017. And guess what? Demand is picking up. Rising health consciousness coupled with hectic on-the-go lifestyles have contributed to the popularity of acai bowls as meal replacements among consumers. Acai is a very successful product and it is expected to stay

After years of market research and perfecting their recipes, Bahia Bowls launched their first corporate location targeting Southwest Florida, a region which continues to see explosive growth of year-round residents, tourists and local students at neighboring Florida Gulf Coast University.

After experiencing the rich taste of Acai in Southern California and Long Island New York, Bahia Bowls founder Van Hatziyianis decided to leverage his years of culinary experience and partnered with lifelong family friend Ben Casey to launch Bahia Bowls.

Growing up in the Keys, Mr. Casey was accustomed to eating fresh food. “It’s just how it is down there. When we moved to Estero, I found there’s not as much fresh food,” he said. “We thought that the people here could definitely use a healthy option and from the responses we’ve gotten, people feel the same way.”

“It looks like a dessert, and it’s delicious to eat,” says Mr. Hatziyianis.  “Even though the Acai concept is still new and emerging, we’ve seen tremendous uptake from our local residents and visitors from across the country.  We look forward to working with our partners at Franchise Creator and building national brand.”

Bahia Bowls’ franchise program was developed by Franchise Creator, a Miami-based franchise consulting firm, led by Hossein Kasmai, a well-recognized name in the franchise industry.  “People are struggling to find a healthy food alternative and Bahia Bowls provides something that’s simple, inexpensive, and tastes great!”, said Hossein Kasmai. “It’s easy to become addicted to this concept and that’s why we see an exponential growth for this company.”

About Bahia Bowls

Bahia Bowls Acai Café was founded in 2017 to serve a rapidly expanding Southwest Florida market with a new and exciting healthy dining option for a growing generation of people on the go.  The primary motivation behind the concept was to create a unique customer experience in the fast-casual healthy dining space by providing an undeniably delicious assortment of all-natural Superfruit Bowls, Smoothies and other specialty products in a most welcoming atmosphere. Bahia Bowls’ menu and ordering process is like no other, promoting both customization and simplicity across the highest quality organic base blends, fresh fruits and other specialty toppings. Further information on Bahia Bowls, please visit our company website at

About Franchise Creator

Franchise Creator provides a complete line of services that assist businesses in franchising their concept.  Franchise Creator, led by Mr. Hossein Kasmai, has helped in converting over 150 businesses into well recognized franchise brands.  Mr. Kasmai has also started many successful concepts of his own that have been ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine among the top 500 franchises for 6 years in a row and also ranked among the top 100 fastest growing franchises for two years in a row. For more information about Franchise Creator, please visit the company website at or call 305-592-9229.