New Hampshire's first b.good opens in Nashua
From left, Anthony Ackil and Jon Olinto have opened a new b.good restaurant at 219 Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua. (KIMBERLY HOUGHTON/Union Leader Correspondent)
“The whole idea behind our restaurant is to offer real food made by real farmers and real people — not factories,” said Anthony Ackil, co-founder of b.good, a fast-casual restaurant serving handmade, all-natural menu items.
“Whatever you order here, you can feel good about eating,” said Ackil, adding his company partners with New England farms to offer incredibly fresh ingredients for kale and quinoa bowls, salads, turkey burgers, veggie burgers and more.
“We are expecting this to be a very busy restaurant for us,” said Ackil.
His business partner, Jon Olinto, said b.good has been hoping to expand into New Hampshire for quite some time. B.good has several facilities in Massachusetts, but has wanted to add restaurants in Nashua, Portsmouth and Manchester for a few years, according to Olinto.
Ackil agreed, saying he envisions maybe two or three more b.good restaurants opening in New Hampshire in the next few years.
B.good is known for its roof-top garden in Boston where the company grows its own tomatoes. In Nashua, the b.good site has its own small garden just outside of the restaurant where three beds of kale are already growing.
“Our food is very simple, and that seems to be what people want right now —simple and all natural,” he said. “Everything is made to order, and everything is made fresh.”
It will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
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