UNO® GOES WAY DEEPER THAN PIZZA & PARTNERS WITH OCEAN SPRAY®
TO OFFER CRANBERRY ENHANCED FALL MENU
Boston, Mass., October 14, 2009 - What happens when you cross Uno Chicago Grill® and Ocean Spray® Cranberries? You get a fabulous menu that will delight your taste buds with the flavors of fall and the versatility of the cranberry.
These two well-known, Massachusetts-based companies have joined creative forces to deliver some exciting new dishes including UNO®'s artisanal Kabocha Pumpkin Soup made from Kabocha pumpkin squash grown especially for UNO each year. Accented with Ocean Spray Sweetened Dried Cranberries, the flavors combine to offer a sweet and savory alternative on a cold fall day.
If you're looking for something lighter, but with a huge explosion of taste, try the Power Salad with Goji Mix and Ocean Spray Sweetened Dried Cranberries. This healthy, 420-calorie dish is high in fiber (8 grams) and low in saturated fat (2 grams). It combines a flavorful mix of sliced chicken breast, spinach, plum tomatoes, carrots, feta cheese, red grapes, and a 'power mix' of Thompson raisins, soy nuts, almonds, pepitas, and loaded-with-antioxidant cranberries and goji berries, the latter of which are harvested only on land near the Himalayas. Now that's nutritious flavor, courtesy of America's Healthiest Chain Restaurant1.
There are several other dishes that cover the flavor spectrum, including a Crunchy Chicken Wrap and UNO's Whole-Grain Brown Rice, both complemented with Ocean Spray Sweetened Dried Cranberries. Wash it all down with autumn favorites such as the Blue Cosmo which features Ocean Spray 100% Juice Cranberry & Blueberry blend, or the Autumn Breeze Cocktail, or Non-Alcoholic Harvest Lemonade, which combines fresh lemonade with Ocean Spray 100% Juice Cranberry & Pomegranate blend.
Cranberry inspired dishes were also on the menu for UNO Executive Chef Christopher Gatto who served as guest judge for Ocean Spray's Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest Oct. 5 in conjunction with Ocean Spray's Big Apple Bog in Rockefeller Center®. To view the winning recipes visit www.oceanspray.com.
About Ocean Spray:
Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative owned by more than 600 cranberry growers in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and other parts of Canada as well as about 50 Florida grapefruit growers. Ocean Spray was formed 80 years ago by three cranberry growers from Massachusetts and New Jersey. Florida grapefruit growers joined the Cooperative in 1976. Ocean Spray is North America's leading producer of canned and bottled juices and juice drinks, and has been the best-selling brand name in the canned and bottled juice category since 1981. Ocean Spray posted fiscal 2008 sales of roughly $1.9 billion.
Based in Boston, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 175 company-owned and franchised full-service Uno Chicago Grill units located in 28 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The company also operates a fast casual concept called Uno Dué Go®, a quick serve concept called Uno Express®, and a consumer foods division which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and branded Uno products. For more information, visit www.unos.com.
- Health Magazine
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