BOSTON  (  UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. today announced that it has created a cause marketing partnership with HealthCorps®, Inc., a New York-based national non-profit organization founded by heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award Winning talk show host, Dr. Mehmet Oz. The program will generate contributions to support the HealthCorps® high school education program that provides experiential learning in nutrition, physical activity and mental strength in 42 high schools in 12 states. Click here to view the Video News Release from UFood Restaurant Group, Inc.

“UFood is committed to offering a difference in how Americans of all ages make their food choices to help turn the tide on the obesity crisis that is adversely affecting young people in underserved communities,” said George Naddaff, Chairman and CEO of UFood Grill. “HealthCorps® is a perfect partner for UFood because their unique model of empowerment and education is clearly the pathway toward a healthier future and aligns with our mission to provide healthy alternatives in fast food.” To initiate the program, UFood will make a financial contribution to HealthCorps® and will launch an in-store program allowing consumers to make point-of-sale contributions at the company’s corporate locations as well as at participating franchise locations. Additionally, UFFC will contribute a portion of sales from a select meal choice endorsed by HealthCorps® for its nutritional benefits.

“HealthCorps is thrilled to partner with a leading-edge restaurant group like UFood Grill that has created a unique and healthful fast food menu at a time when consumers are looking for smarter choices,” said Michelle Bouchard, President of HealthCorps® “Their support will enable us to reach more young people with our experiential learning program as we work to activate American students and families to fight obesity and become health agents of change for their communities.”

About UFood Restaurant Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Boston, MA UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. is a franchisor and operator of fast-casual food service restaurants. UFood Grill offers healthy lifestyle alternative to consumers in the fast-casual restaurant space and is positioned to become a leading player in the “better-for-you” quick-serve restaurant category. The Company is led by franchise innovator George Naddaff, who founded Boston Market and led the franchising of several companies including Sylvan Learning Center and VR Business Brokerage. Mr. Naddaff has a veteran management team with a successful record in the franchise market. UFood is currently launching a growth plan to franchise nationwide. To learn more, please visit Interested investors should email to be added to the UFood Restaurant Group email distribution list.

About HealthCorps

HealthCorps®, a proactive health movement founded by heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award Winning nationally syndicated talk show host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is fighting the obesity and mental resilience crises by activating American students and families to become health agents of change in their communities. HealthCorps is helping the country reach the tipping point towards wellness now and for the future of our children. Like a Peace Corps for Health, HealthCorps® has a national health educational and peer mentoring program that places recent college graduates in a two-year full time assignment at a designated public high school. The current network spans 42 schools in 12 states.

Focused on three priorities, HealthCorps® educates the student body, achieves community outreach through “FitTown” – an initiative to connect and empower citizens and organizations to bring about awareness and affect change through local projects and initiatives; and advocates for policy shifts across all levels of government that put health and physical education back into the core curriculum of the American education system. To learn more, please visit (

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