A popular restaurant is getting set to open its second location.

Mahana Fresh is an innovative fast-casual restaurant that has carved a niche for itself in the health-conscious dining sector.

According to APP.com, the new restaurant is going to be in Brick on Route 88, in the same complex as Icarus Brewing and a new Burger 25.

The first New Jersey Mahana Fresh is in Toms River and there are nine other stores in Florida (where it was founded), North Carolina, North Dakota, Texas, Georgia, Virginia and Idaho.

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At the heart of Mahana Fresh’s philosophy is the “build-your-own-bowl” concept, which allows customers to create meals tailored to their tastes and nutritional needs.

The restaurant offers a selection of gluten-free bases, such as brown rice and mixed greens, and a plethora of fresh toppings including vegetables, lean proteins and unique sauces.

Franchisee Kevin Gitelson told APP.com that people "don't want to keep eating fast processed foods."

"Our food is never frozen. Everything is served fresh," he said.

The restaurant, he added, doesn't even have a microwave.

The goal is to open by the end of June.

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