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Nautical Bowls Opening First California Location In San Diego
Fast-Growing Acai Chain Setting Up First Spot in Pacific Beach
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Nautical Bowls was created by my husband and I in 2018 with a passion for active & healthy living and dreams of being the joyful, energizing, & uplifting place people loved coming to.
2023 Top New Franchises Ranking
Nautical Bowls, açaí & superfood bowl franchise concept, ranks #61 for top emerging brands.
“Fastest-Growing Açai Concept in the Country” Coming to Austin
Nautical Bowls, a quickly-growing açai bowl concept in the midst of an impressive expansion campaign, will soon be coming to Austin, according to recent public records.
Nautical Bowls opens new healthy dining location in Webster
Nautical Bowls, a new healthy dining option in Webster, opened in late March. The restaurant, located at 927 Holt Road, is part of a chain that boasts 41 open locations, all featuring acai bowls made with superfood ingredients such as granola, bananas, and coconut.
Nautical Bowls serves up unique superfood bowls
Nautical Bowls, a Minnesota-based acai concept which offers superfood bowls with healthy ingredients, will open in El Paso this summer.
Austin’s Mueller development adds 5 new eateries
Minnesota-based Nautical Bowls superfood bowl shop will also bring its first location to Austin this summer.
Nautical Bowls offers foods to ‘fuel your life’ in Keller
Co-owners Vuong and Emi Nguyen opened a new Nautical Bowls location at 1301 Keller Parkway, Ste. 400, in Keller on March 4.
If you’re in the mood to try something unlike anything else offered in the Metro East, Saturday morning will be the perfect opportunity. Nautical Bowls, located at 2323 Plum St. in the Ironworks Development at the former Strange Donuts location, will hold its grand...
Batten down those hatches; Nautical Bowls will dock Dec. 3
Prepare to be bowled over by a new restaurant concept getting ready to dock in Edwardsville, Nautical Bowls. The Metro East's first such restaurant will open in the Ironworks Development on Dec. 3, in the former Strange Donuts location.
Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s 50 Women of Wonder
Rachel Amundson is the founder of Nautical Bowls. The franchise is one of the fastest-growing Açaí Bowl concepts in the country. She is a wonderful leader who challenges others to think beyond their Profit and Loss.
Nautical Bowls to open Fayetteville location
A new chain restaurant serving Açai bowls and other items is coming soon to Fayetteville.
Minnesota Business Success Story: Nautical Bowls
Nautical Bowls is a local success story. Just three years ago, the company occasionally brought their food truck to the Mill District. Founded in 2018 in Minnetonka, the company now has over 90 franchise locations and will be a new food at the State Fair this year. We...
Nautical Bowls lands spot at the Minnesota State Fair
The new food announcement from the Minnesota State Fair is a dream come true for a local couple. Four years ago, Bryant and Rachel Amundson launched ‘Nautical Bowls’ in Minnetonka. Now they have 91 locations across the United States, but they still considered landing...
Former Snap Fitness CEO plots growth for Nautical Bowl restaurant chain
Nautical Bowls is setting sail for phase two of its national franchise push, with the man behind Snap Fitness at the helm. Founders Rachel and Bryant Amundson weren't planning on franchising unless they found a strategic partner, and they weren't actively looking for...
Nautical Bowls Serves Up Superfood Bowls
Woodbury High School graduate (WHS) Madison Sosa says she first heard of Nautical Bowls two years ago—she and her sister made the trek to Minnetonka to try it, and immediately fell in love.
Nautical Bowls comes to Apple Valley
Fast-casual chain offers acai-flavored bowls. Alex Kraus said she was excited when her family discovered the Minnetonka-based Nautical Bowls fast-casual chain a few years ago.
Schooling The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs
Serial entrepreneur Peter Taunton’s Snap Fitness might be a stock worth watching – not for updates on franchising, but rather for market indicators representing entrepreneurial opportunities for the next generation.
New superfood bowl restaurant, Nautical Bowls, opens in Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls is famous for its many restaurants and shops, but area native Lexus Paulson thought there was something missing so she decided to bring a new restaurant to the area.
Superfood bowl restaurant to open this week
A new restaurant specializing in acai and other superfood bowls opens this week in Sioux Falls. Nautical Bowls is the latest addition to Empire Place, the new retail development along West 41st Street in front of The Empire Mall.
New Nautical Bowls serves superfood smoothies in Eagan
A Minnesota founded superfood smoothie franchise called Nautical Bowls is open in Eagan serving up layers of healthy rainbow sorbet that tastes like a slice of summer in a bowl. All signature bowls are meals that are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber.
‘Superfood smoothie bowl’ eatery adding two new locations in Rochester
A burgeoning Twin Cities chain serving up fruit-packed açai bowls is making its way into the Rochester market. Minnetonka-based Nautical Bowls plans to add two new locations in Rochester, according to co-founder Rachel Amundson. The goal is to have both spots open by...
2021 Women in Business: Rachel Amundson is on a roll with Nautical Bowls
Starting with a fresh idea, Rachel Amundson has grown the concept and reach of Minnetonka-based Nautical Bowls into a major player on the Minnesota food scene.
Snap Fitness Founder Joins Nautical Bowls Franchise Push
Rachel and Bryant Amundson opened the first Nautical Bowls location in the tiny Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka in May 2018, and in quick succession added a food truck, a location in neighboring suburb Eden Prairie and are now franchising the acai bowl concept.
Nautical Bowls expanding throughout Twin Cities, with plans to franchise across U.S. and beyond
With Snap Fitness founder Peter Taunton on board as a partner, Minnetonka-based Nautical Bowls is aiming to open 1,000 locations through national and international franchises in a decade.
Nautical Bowls opens up to franchise opportunities
Minnetonka-based Nautical Bowls will now provide franchise opportunities at a national level. The fast-casual concept serves fresh açai bowls at its two flagship stores in Minnetonka and Eden Prairie, and since mid-April, Nautical Bowls has awarded 15 flagship...
Nautical Bowls Goes Mobile with Food Truck
Husband-and-wife team Bryant and Rachel Amundson founded Minnetonka’s Nautical Bowls in spring of 2018 and have seen their business take off. So much so that they launched a mobile version—the Nautical Bowls food truck—last spring and plan to open at least two other...