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Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen Debuts in Tampa Bay

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Fast-Casual Bowl Concept by the Son of Outback Steakhouse Founder opens his 18th Location in Brandon!
Aloha Melani Enjoying Bolay Kitchen Gainesville, FL(Melani Rivera/Aloha Melani)

Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen is a build-your-own ‘Bol’ restaurant taking a customizable and modern approach to dining. Created by Chris Gannon, the son of Outback Steakhouse Co-Founder Tim Gannon, Bolay is dedicated to providing all the quality and excellence of modern dining through the convenience of a fast-casual concept.
Chris Gannon Co-Owner Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen(Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen/

Through his years of being a student of business and cultures traveling the world and tasting international cuisine from professional’s kitchens and friendly homes, Gannon knows what makes great flavors.

Bolay was created as more than just another fast-casual restaurant. It was born from the belief that the “fast” and the “casual” can be extraordinary and nutritious. The “Bolay Way” is one that is meant to invite and inspire. Their culture is one with a heavy focus on community, health, fitness, passion, flavor, and service.

Bolay boasts an offering of pre-composed ‘Bols’ as well as endless opportunities for customization across their chef-driven menu along with gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.
Baja Chicken "Bol" at Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen(Melani Rivera/Aloha Melani)

Guests build their own ‘Bols’ starting with bases such as forbidden black rice and cilantro noodles, topped with veggies featuring options like ginger broccoli, herb roasted potatoes, and balsamic mushrooms.

Proteins come next with something for everyone like juicy steak au jus, savory miso-glazed tofu, and spicy Thai shrimp for a bit of heat, then each bol is finished with add-ons like fresh cilantro and parmesan cheese followed by signature sauces such as creamy garlic and herb, cilantro pesto and spicy Thai sauce.
Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen Tea Options(Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen/

Guests can also find juices, teas, agua frescas, and desserts to complement their meal.

Tampa Bay Debut

Bolay Kitchen first launched in 2016 in Wellington, Florida. On May 13th the fast-casual concept will open its 18th restaurant in five years in Brandon, Florida.
Guillermo Novoa Operating Partner Bolay Bold Fresh Kitchen(Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen/
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to introduce our fresh, bold flavors to the Tampa Bay Area, starting first here in Brandon,” said Guillermo Novoa, operating partner of the newest Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen. “At Bolay, we don’t want to just be another restaurant on the block. Our goal is to become a hub for inspiration, personal growth and development; encouraging our team and guests within the local community to be the best versions of themselves. I personally love how eating at Bolay makes me feel and I can’t wait to share that passion with our guests.”

The new Brandon location at 1544 w Brandon Blvd. will allow for indoor and patio seating for a total of nearly 70 guests. Dine-in, curbside pickup, and direct delivery will be available, along with catering and Family Meal options.
Baja Chicken "Bol" at Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen & Logo(Melani Rivera/Aloha Melani)

Grand Opening Giveaway

To celebrate welcoming the new restaurant to the Tampa area Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen is giving away $15,000 worth of gift cards to our amazing guests.

The first 100 Guests to arrive at Bolay Brandon on Day 1 (5/13), Day 2 (5/14), and Day 3 (5/15) will receive $50 worth of Bolay. Doors open at 11 AM.

SATURDAY 5/15 ONLY: THE BOLAY PINEAPPLE HUNT – WIN A CATERING PARTY FOR 10! On May 16th, Bolay Bold Fresh Kitchen in Brandon will be holding a Pineapple Scavenger Hunt. Watch Bolay’s Instagram Story (@bolay) find 5 plush pineapples hidden around town! If you find one, you win a Bolay Catering Party for 10. The winner must bring the pineapple into Bolay Brandon and purchase a bol at a minimum of $8.29 to receive their redemption certificate!


- Guests are required to sign in at the check-in table upon arrival to receive their entry ticket.
- Guests must wear lanyards they receive at the check-in while in line.
- Guests must remain in line to redeem their gift card prize. If a guest leaves the line, they forfeit their place.
- Limit 1 gift card per household. The driver's licenses will be checked at the check-in table.
- One guest cannot hold the place in line for a group of friends who want to win, limit one winner per person in line.
- Online ordering not available for this promotion.
- Guests must adhere to social distancing rules and wear masks while waiting in line.
- Guests must make a minimum purchase of $8.49 the day of to receive the gift card prize.

Source: Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen Facebook Page

Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen isn't done with Tampa Bay. Stay tuned for the St. Petersburg location coming soon.

“We have had our eye on the Tampa Bay market for the last three years, and right now felt like the perfect time to jump in,” said Chris Gannon, CEO and Co-founder of Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen. “To me, this feels like somewhat of a homecoming, a full circle moment. My father Tim created Outback Steakhouse in this town and to bring my very own concept to the region is a great source of pride for me. Brandon and St. Pete are exciting areas to begin our journey here on the Gulf Coast, and I can’t wait to see where else we can grow.”

Currently, you can find Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen in 18 Florida locations: