Full-service real estate company Olympia Development of Michigan has partnered with Blush Enterprises to open the first Rush Bowls fast-casual restaurant location in Detroit, Michigan, US.

Blush Enterprises founder and president Beth Lehman will open the Detroit restaurant along with four other locations in the state.

The new location, which is the first Rush Bowls franchise for Lehman, will offer meals-in-a-bowl featuring fruits and vegetables, protein, vitamins and other nutritious ingredients, and topped with organic crunchy granola and honey.

Located on Columbia Street, the new location will be spread across 1,000ft² of retail space. It will be designed by von Staden Architects.

The restaurant joins various foodservice establishments including Frita Batidos; Sahara Restaurant & Grill and a new Union Joints restaurant.

Lehman said: “Detroit’s revitalisation is a perfect fit for this brand and I’m so excited to be part of that energy.

“There’s a desire for healthy living and healthy food options, which makes The District Detroit the perfect market to launch Rush Bowls.

“I am very humbled to be located within the iconic Fox building and thrilled to be a part of local Detroit. It’s truly an exciting time.”

Established in 2004, Rush Bowl chain currently operates more than 105 locations in 21 US states and Canada. It features over 40 signature bowls and all-natural smoothies on the menu.

Olympia Development of Michigan senior vice-president Keith Bradford said: “We are excited to bring a new fast-casual concept to The District Detroit and also one that meets the growing demand for unique dining options.

“This new Rush Bowls location and a number of other anticipated new businesses will continue to add variety to our roster of new restaurants on Columbia Street.”