Q&A with Scott Olson and Rocky Osborne from Grabbagreen

April 7, 2017 Steve Day

Q&A with Scott Olson and Rocky Osborne from Grabbagreen

Our very own Paula recently interviewed one of our clients, Grabbagreen, for the MSCA March 2017 Newsletter. We’re proud to have our team featured in such a great publication, and learn more about the history of one of our clients – and their extra healthy food options! Check out the full interview below.

PAULA: What attracted you two to the Grabbagreen franchise concept?

(ROCKY) The demand for healthy food!There are currently no real options like Grabbagreen® in the Twin Cities metro area! Grabbagreen® is a fast food restaurant where great tasting, healthy food meets the speed and convenience of traditional fast food. Grabbagreen’s Eat Clean® menu is preservative-free, naturally gluten-free and GMO free. The whole food menu is based on super food ingredients and made with fresh hormone-free and antibiotic-free proteins, fresh-pressed juice, handcrafted smoothies and acai bowls, breakfast, and healthy kid-friendly items. All menu items are prepared fresh, are made-to-order. We think the timing is right for this in MN.

PAULA: What made you choose the city of Edina for your location?

(ROCKY) The convergence of culture and demographics. Edina is a perfect location for the Grabbagreen concept. Edina is an area that is very population dense with huge “daytime” business population combined with the Minnesota culture of health, wellness, and fitness.

PAULA: What do you find most exciting about being a Franchise owner?

(SCOTT & ROCKY) We have both always been on the look-out for good business opportunities that we feel we can grow. Grabbagreen franchising has just really begun nationwide. We are lucky to be early adopters but at the same time be able to take advantage of the proven systems and concept.

PAULA: How did you two meet?

(ROCKY) We met at Orchard Lake Elementary in 3rd grade. I think? Roommates in college. Life-long friends.

(SCOTT) Not a bad guess Rocky… We met in 1976 in the 4th grade.

PAULA: Are you native Minnesotans?

(ROCKY AND SCOTT)
Oh yeah you betcha!! We are native Minnesotans.

PAULA: What is an interesting fact that someone may be surprised to learn about both of you?

(SCOTT) Rocky played Junior (semi pro) hockey in the late 80’s and I was on the US Freestyle Ski team in the late 80’s and traveled the world competing for the U.S. We both need to start eating healthier to regain a bit of our athletic past! Grabbagreen will help in this endeavor.