New Charcuterie Concept Graze Craze Opened First Colorado Location

Sandra and Brad Akers
Sandra and Brad Akers

Husband-wife duo brings customizable grazing experience to Colorado Springs residents

New Charcuterie Concept Graze Craze Opened First Colorado LocationColorado Springs, CO  (Restaurant News ReleaseGraze Craze®, a booming new concept in charcuterie boards and boxes for healthy lunches, office catering and special events, opened its first Colorado storefront at 6942 N. Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs’ Woodmen Plaza. Graze Craze is the newest food franchise to join the community of award-winning brands affiliated with United Franchise Group™ (UFG).

Husband-wife team, Brad and Sandra Akers, are proud franchise owners of the new North Colorado Springs Graze Craze location. Brad Akers is a longtime business owner who is also currently serving as an active member of the US Air Force with plans to retire next year. With Brad Akers’ military chapter coming to a close, the couple sought out business ventures that they could embark upon together. Inspired by Graze Craze’s unique offerings and unlimited potential for growth, the Akers were thrilled at the possibility of opening the concept’s first franchise location in Colorado.

“We wanted to find something that we could do together, something we were both passionate about,” said Sandra Akers. “Once we discovered Graze Craze, we fell in love with the concept’s beautiful charcuterie offerings and immediately knew it would be a great fit for our family and the North Colorado community.”

New Charcuterie Concept Graze Craze Opened First Colorado Location

Graze Craze specializes in artfully designed, hand-crafted charcuterie boards and boxes featuring customizable food displays that are perfect for grazing — including fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, gourmet sweets and more. The unique menu features several grazing options fit for any occasion and lifestyle. Whether it’s a formal affair for veggie lovers or a casual get-together complete with meat and cheese for a low-carb crew, Graze Craze has something to offer for everyone. Each charcuterie board is beautifully curated by a Grazologist™ — your very own charcuterie concierge — with several different size options from single boxes for the lone grazer, to grazing boards with enough fresh food to feed a party of ten or more.

New Charcuterie Concept Graze Craze Opened First Colorado Location

“Graze Craze’s further expansion throughout the Rocky Mountain region is a symbol of the growth our brand is experiencing nationwide,” said Brady Lee, President of Graze Craze. “We’re proud to fulfill the demand for high-quality charcuterie as we continue to enter new markets across the country.”

The North Colorado Springs Graze Craze will be open for pick-ups Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, with the option for free local delivery any day of the week.

New Charcuterie Concept Graze Craze Opened First Colorado Location

About Graze Craze

Graze Craze® is the leading franchise within the graze-style food category, offering an alternative experience to traditional dining options. At Graze Craze, in-store Grazologists™ curate hand-crafted, impeccably designed, sweet and savory picnic boxes and charcuterie boards, made with the highest quality ingredients and customized with perfection for every occasion. Originally founded in Oklahoma by US Air Force veteran, Kerry Sylvester, Graze Craze is now part of the United Franchise Group™ (UFG) family of award-winning affiliated brands and global leader for entrepreneurs. For more information about Graze Craze in North Colorado Springs, CO visit or call 719-387-1333, for information about other locations, menu, and commercial accounts visit For information on franchising opportunities, visit

About United Franchise Group

Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group™ (UFG) is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising Inc.™, Exit Factor™, FranchiseMart®, Fully Promoted®, Signarama®, Transworld Business Advisors®, and the Coworks™ division consisting of Franchise Real Estate™, Network Lead Exchange™ (NLX), Office Evolution® (OE) and Venture X® as well as a food division featuring Graze Craze® and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®. UFG affiliated brands include over 1600 franchises in more than 60 countries, with consultants that have helped develop over 350 brands into franchises, in over 80 countries with more than 2500 franchisees. With over three decades in the franchising industry United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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