WaBa Grill News

Founded: 2006

WaBa Grill was founded in 2006 on the principle that healthy food made with quality fresh ingredients should be accessible to all.

WaBa Grill is excited to announce that its Fresno restaurant is now open for business.
April 16th, 2024
WaBa Grill, is proudly launching an enticing new deal that allows kids to eat free at the brand’s restaurants.
April 4th, 2024
October 10th, 2023
WaBa Gril is proud to announce the recipients of its inaugural BKE Scholarships, which were announced this week at an awards luncheon in Anaheim Hills.
September 1st, 2023
WaBa Grill is excited to announce the official launch of its Boom Boom Tacos, a new handheld way to enjoy WaBa Grill's signature Asian-inspired flavors with an added kick.
July 18th, 2023
WaBa Grill has been named to Fast Casual’s 2023 Top 100 Movers & Shakers list, climbing to #28.
May 26th, 2023
WaBa Gril is proud to announce a recently inked multi-unit development deal that will expand in Arizona.
March 10th, 2023
WaBa Grill is excited to announce the reopening of its Hollywood restaurant, which recently underwent an expansive interior refresh.
January 5th, 2023
WaBa Grill recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its innovative plant-based meat alternative, WaBa Grill’s Plantspired™ Steak.
November 16th, 2022
WaBa Grill is proud to announce a recently inked a development deal that will introduce WaBa Grill to the greater Dallas-Fort Worth region.
October 19th, 2022
WaBa Grill is excited to announce the opening of its first Camarillo restaurant. Located in Camarillo Plaza, it’s now even easier for Camarillo residents to get their hands on WaBa’s better-for-you rice bowls, plates and salads.
July 19th, 2022
WaBa Grill is proud to announce that it has debuted within the top 200 in the prestigious Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN) 2022 Top 500 Report.
July 14th, 2022
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WaBa Grill has been named to Fast Casual’s 2022 Top 100 Movers & Shakers list.
June 2nd, 2022
WaBa Grill will soon be opening restaurants in Nevada with a new eight-store development deal that will bring the brand to various cities throughout Clark County.
May 23rd, 2022
WaBa Grill has announced that Q1 2022 same store sales (SSS) increased 9.5% over the same period last year.
May 4th, 2022
WaBa Grill is excited to announce the opening of its newest Ontario restaurant.
April 11th, 2022
WaBa Grill is continuing to grow the brand’s California presence after inking a 13-store development deal.
March 30th, 2022
WaBa Grill, a healthy rice bowl chains, is excited to announce the opening of its newest Calimesa restaurant, marking the brand’s 25th location in Riverside County.
February 24th, 2022
WaBa Grill, a healthy rice bowl chain, proudly announces that 2021 was the best year in company history, with same store sales (SSS) and total system sales (TSS) surging past the prior-year records established in 2020.
February 7th, 2022
WaBa Grill, a rice bowl chain, is now one step closer to opening its 200th store - make that two steps closer.
November 18th, 2021
WaBa Grill has announced that Q3 2021 same store sales (SSS) jumped 17.9% over the same period last year, as the brand continues to make impressive gains across the sales spectrum.
October 29th, 2021
WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, has announced that Q2 2021 was the top-performing sales quarter in the brand’s 15-year history, with same store sales (SSS) up 39.2% over Q2 2020.
August 17th, 2021
WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, is excited to announce the opening of its newest Orange County location in Tustin, Calif.
July 19th, 2021
WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, is excited to announce the opening of its newest Inland Empire restaurant, marking the brand’s eighth location in the city of Riverside.
July 8th, 2021
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WaBa Grill, a healthy rice bowl chain, is excited to expand its menu of fresh and flavorful offerings with a new plant-based protein option in partnership with the nation’s #1 tofu brand, Nasoya® Foods USA.
May 26th, 2021
WaBa Grill has been named to Fast Casual’s 2021 Top 100 Movers & Shakers list.
May 25th, 2021
WaBa Grill announces Q1 2021 as the top performing sales quarter in the brand’s 15-year history, with SSS up 21.3% over Q1 2020.
April 28th, 2021
WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, is proud to announce the promotion of Andrew Kim to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
March 4th, 2021
WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, is proud to announce it has ranked among the nation’s top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur magazine’s coveted 2021 Franchise 500® List.
January 29th, 2021
WaBa Grill is proud to announce that 2020 was the company’s best performing year, beating out 2019 which previously held the title.
January 20th, 2021
WaBa Grill is happy to announce that due to popular demand, its Value-Bowl Combos, Loaded Miso Soup, and “Make it a Feast” options have been added to the menu permanently.
November 13th, 2020
WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, is excited to announce the opening of its new Lancaster, California location.
October 14th, 2020
WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, is proud to announce it is the very first brand to partner with The Whizz App.
October 2nd, 2020
WaBa Grill is excited to announce the launch of its updated WaBa Rewards App which is being celebrated with a BOGO Chicken Bowl offer for all app users, both new and existing!
September 15th, 2020
WaBa Grill is excited to announce the opening of its third Colton location, marking WaBa’s 67th restaurant in the Inland Empire.
August 18th, 2020
WaBa Grill began offering free delivery at the start of the pandemic as a limited time offer, and has since decided to extend the promotion through at least the end of 2020.
August 13th, 2020
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Avocado lovers rejoice! WaBa Grill along with its avocado partner, Avocados From Mexico, is offering a week-long promotion in celebration of National Avocado Day.
July 28th, 2020
WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, is excited to announce the opening of its new North Hollywood location debuting the brand’s updated restaurant design.
July 7th, 2020
WaBa Grill, offering better-for-you options packed with flame-grilled protein, healthy grains and fresh vegetables, is thrilled to announce the availability of its new “WaBa Family Feast.”
June 30th, 2020

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