GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A Canadian healthy fast food chain is opening a new location soon downtown.
The Grand Rapids Business Journal reports Freshii will open a location in McKay Tower. It will take the place of Quiznos.
Freshii offers things like brown rice, rice noodles and field greens. Freshii.com includes the vitamins and other nutrients each menu item contains.
The restaurant is the first in Michigan and is expected to open in the next couple of months. Three other locations are planned over the next five years.
Freshii's decision to open in Grand Rapids appears to be a trend. Bizjournals.com reports more retailers are choosing to do business here over Metro Detroit.
Grand Rapids ranks 14th on the list of 102 communities on the sites retail index measuring economic vitality. Despite its smaller size, Grand Rapids falls above cities like San Francisco. Detroit is much lower on list coming in at 44.
The index takes multiple factors into account including growth in private sector employment.