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Peanut Butter & Co. – Valentine’s Day (Press Release)

8 Feb

For Immediate Release

Contact: David Kirschenbaum (212) 757-3130 ext. 112

David.kirschenbaum@ilovepeanutbutter.com

VALENTINE’S DAY AT PEANUT BUTTER & CO. IS FOR SWEETHEARTS

Greenwich Village sandwich shop once again offers their Sweetheart’s Snack this Valentine’s Day
(New York, NY) – The world-famous Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Shop is pleased to announce that its Valentine’s Day Sweetheart’s Snack is once again being offered this year.  Those looking for an inexpensive, fun, and tasty way to celebrate Valentine’s Day will be happy to hear that the Sweetheart’s Snack special will be available for the first time for TWO DAYS on Sunday, February 13 & Monday, February 14, 2011 from 11am until 9pm.

Back by popular demand, the $35 per couple (plus tax and gratuity) prix fixe menu consists of four heart-shaped sandwiches served with Peanut Butter & Co.’s trademark potato chips and carrot sticks.  Big glasses of fresh milk (plain or strawberry-flavored pink) with a heart-shaped straw for two accompany the meal.  The PB & J Pretzel Sundae (vanilla ice cream, peanut butter pretzels, and raspberry sauce) and candy Conversation Hearts mark the sweet end to your date.  The romantic mood will be set by music from Sirius XM Radio’s Love Channel 3. The low price includes a jar of Peanut Butter & Co.’s all-natural, gourmet peanut butter to take home as a delicious souvenir.

Peanut Butter & Co. will be open from 11:00am until 9:00pm.  Couples can guarantee seating by booking 45-minute time slots with a credit card.  Reservations are suggested.  Peanut Butter & Co. is located at 240 Sullivan Street in NYC.

WHAT: Peanut Butter & Co.’s Sweetheart’s Snack Special

WHERE: 240 Sullivan Street, Between Bleecker And West 3rd Streets, New York City

WHEN: Sunday, February 13 & Monday, February 14, 2011 from 11:00am – 9:00pm

COST: Just $35 per couple, plus tax and gratuity. Includes a free jar of all-natural, gourmet Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter

FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL: (212) 677-3995

Peanut Butter & Co.’s ten varieties of all-natural peanut butter – Smooth Operator, Crunch Time, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, White Chocolate Wonderful, Dark Chocolate Dreams, The Heat Is On, Mighty Maple, The Bee’s Knees, Old Fashioned Smooth and Old Fashioned Crunchy – are made fresh from a special blend of U.S.-grown peanuts chosen for their taste, texture and natural sweetness.  Certified Kosher by Orthodox Union and Vegan by Vegan Action (The Bee’s Knees is Vegetarian), Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter contains no cholesterol, no trans-fats, no hydrogenated oils, no dairy products, and no refined sugars.  Additionally, Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter is made with non-GMO peanuts, and is packaged in recyclable plastic jars or portable Easy Squeezy™ squeeze packs. (Available in 3 flavors.)

Peanut Butter & Co.’s line of all-natural, gourmet peanut butter is now available in over 10,000 supermarkets and specialty retailers including Walmart, Target, Whole Foods and Kroger.  The Company’s products are also available in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Asia.  Peanut Butter & Co. began in 1998 as a cozy little Sandwich Shop in Greenwich Village which enjoys a loyal following of locals and tourists alike. The Shop serves gourmet peanut butter sandwiches, desserts, milkshakes, and smoothies and was the inspiration for The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook (Quirk Books), now in its third printing.

Press Release from Energy Kitchen

11 Nov

(courtesy of Energy Kitchen:)

Energy Kitchen ‘Heats Up’ Manhattan
Health-Oriented Fast Casual Chain Offers Fast Food Without the Guilt;

Energizes Growth with Expansion Into the Upper West Side

MANHATTAN, NY – While New York’s menu labeling laws continue to make calorie counts impossible for thousands of restaurants to hide and difficult for consumers to ignore, Energy Kitchen is helping New Yorkers realize that fast food doesn’t have to be fat food.

Having recently opened its tenth location in the New York metropolitan area and first on the Upper West Side at 142 W. 72nd Street, the Manhattan-based chain continues to offer its unique, health-centric menu featuring nothing over 500 calories to today’s savvy consumers increasingly seeking more better-for-you dining options.

“Since New York became the first city in the country to require calorie posting, New Yorkers are more aware that getting a truly healthful, quick-serve meal from an average restaurant can be a losing proposition,” said Anthony Leone, Founder and President of Energy Kitchen. “Even though we are not required to do so, we choose to share this information because we are dedicated to empowering our guests to make healthy dining choices with ease.”

Only food-service establishments that are part of a chain of 15 or more restaurants nationally are required to list calories for standard menu items on menu boards, menus or food item displays.

With a customer list that reads like a “Who’s Who” of Hollywood – including Hugh Jackman, Renee Zellweger, Penn Badgley, Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman and New York Met David Wright, among others – Energy Kitchen is introducing a new era of healthy eating with its nutritious and convenient meal choices. Providing low-calorie, low-fat, tasty eats that are good for you, Energy Kitchen invites its customers to eat healthy without sacrificing taste. Nothing on the menu is over 500 calories, everything is grilled, baked or steamed, and full-calorie sodas aren’t even an option.

“There’s no temptation in our restaurants – you can only make smart choices,” Leone added. “Our healthy, delicious meals are proof that fast food can be enjoyed without the guilt.”

Energy Kitchen caters to the on-the-go consumer, serving healthy and tasty burgers and wraps such as the Sirloin Steakhouse Burger (395 calories), a 93 percent lean Piedmontese ground sirloin patty, topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions and steak sauce on a whole wheat bun, and the California Wrap (370 calories) which combines hummus, hand-made guacamole, roasted red peppers and cucumbers inside a whole wheat wrap, among others. The brand pairs meals with a varied list of nutritional sides, including steamed garden vegetables, baked homestyle potatoes and grilled asparagus salad, and also offers smoothies, salads, full entrees and healthy snacks.

The new Upper West Side restaurant is owned and operated by Duane Harden, who also owns the area development rights for two additional locations. Harden is also targeting the Upper West Side for a second location, as well as downtown Brooklyn for his third.

“There are numerous restaurants in the area that claim to offer low-calorie meals to customers, but none of those come close to what we offer,” Harden said. “I couldn’t be more excited about bringing Energy Kitchen and the healthy lifestyle it represents to the Upper West Side.”


To further strengthen the company’s footprint in the healthy, fast-casual dining industry, Energy Kitchen is looking to open a total of 35 additional restaurants throughout Greater New York in the next 4-5 years.

About Energy Kitchen

Founded by Anthony Leone and Randy Schechter in 2004, Manhattan-based Energy Kitchen is a healthy, fast-casual restaurant that provides nutritious and convenient meal choices by offering low-calorie, low-fat, wraps, salads, burgers and smoothies. Everything on the menu is 500 calories or less and is grilled, baked or steamed, never fried, and cooked to order. Behind the strength of a 2008 investment partnership with Mike Repole, the co-founder of Vitaminwater which sold to Coca-Cola for $4.1 billion, Energy Kitchen has already grown the concept to 10 restaurants throughout the greater New York metropolitan area and recently launched a national expansion plan calling for 1,000 locations in the next 10 years. For more information visit www.energykitchen.com, become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/energykitchen or follow the health-centric concept on Twitter @Energy_Kitchen.

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