Los Angeles, Dec. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Los Angeles, CA - (December 2, 2013) - Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. (OTCQB: GIGL) announces the grand opening of its newest kid-themed restaurant at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California.The 6,000-square-foot upscale gourmet family restaurant and play space is joining Glendale Galleria's diverse retail mix as part of the newly remodeled shopping center, which is owned by General Growth Properties (GGP).
Giggles N' Hugs is a pioneering restaurant that brings together high-end, organic food with fun and engaging entertainment for toddlers and young kids. The company offers a safe, comfortable and family-friendly atmosphere that caters to children ages ten and younger. The restaurant boasts a high-quality menu made from fresh, organic foods that are enjoyed by both children and adults. Giggles N' Hugs has become the number one destination for families looking for healthy food in a casual and fun atmosphere including a giant play area and nightly entertainment such as magic shows, concerts, puppet shows, face painting, and arts and crafts.
"We are very excited to expand to the newly renovated Glendale Galleria," said Joey Parsi, Chairman and CEO of Giggles N' Hugs. "Our newest Los Angeles area location is emblematic of our focused growth and expansion into high quality venues where we will be able to provide families with healthy food and fun entertainment for kids," Parsi added.
"Giggles N' Hugs is a welcome addition to the Glendale Galleria," said Larry Martin, senior general manager, Glendale Galleria. "Our shopping center is known for attracting sought-after and cutting-edge retailers and having them here is a perfect fit."
Parsi and his wife Dorsa, founded Giggles N' Hugs in 2007 after what they feel is as a "void in the marketplace" for restaurants that encourage children to be themselves and play, while parents enjoy a quality meal in a casual setting intended for families with young children.
About Giggles N' HugsGiggles N' Hugs, Inc. (OTCQB: GIGL) is an upscale, family restaurant and play space where play time, healthy food and happy parents converge. The restaurant is designed to create a fun, casual, family atmosphere where children 10 and under can interact with their parents and each other while enjoying freshly prepared, organic, nutritious and reasonably-priced food. Giggles N' Hugs also features daily live entertainment and shows. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, Giggles N' Hugs operates one restaurant in the Westfield Mall in Century City, CA and is now opening their second location in the Westfield Topanga Shopping Center in Canoga Park, CA. For more information, please visit www.gigglesnhugs.com.
About the Glendale Galleria
Known as one of the first American shopping destinations for several of the world's most-recognized retailers, Glendale Galleria is home to the first Apple Store in the world and the first Disney Store, as well as more than 200 sought-after stores, including MAC, Boss Hugo Boss, COACH, and Michael Kors. The mega, multi-level shopping center is conveniently located at 100 W. Broadway in Glendale, California, near Colorado Blvd., Brand Blvd. and Central Avenue, neighboring the Glendale (2), Ventura (34) and the Golden State (5) freeways. Glendale Galleria is owned and managed by General Growth Properties. The property completed its redevelopment in November 2013 to include the grand opening of the luxury retailer, Bloomingdale's, who now joins existing anchors, Macy's, jcpenney and Target. In addition, the mall will open 32 new stores, including Bhindi Jewelers; Yoppi Yogurt, Martier; Porsche Design; Salon Dioro; Silver Jeans Co.; Vilebrequin; Boarder Sports; 'lette macarons; Original Penguin; Oro Gold; Carmen Steffens; Shasa; Brooks Shoes for Kids; Kitson, Justice & Brothers and BCBGMAXAZRIA. For more information, hours and a comprehensive store directory, visit www.glendalegalleria.com or call (818) 246-6737. Follow Glendale Galleria on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlendaleGalleria and Twitter @shopGlendale.
Glendale Galleria is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP's portfolio is comprised of 122 malls in the United States comprising approximately 126 million square feet. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.
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CONTACT: Giggles N' Hugs Contact: Joey Parsi Chairman and CEO Giggles N' Hugs (310) 553- 4847 Capital Markets Advisor: Douglas Rogers Managing Director Merriman Capital, Inc. (415) 248-5612
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