Springfield Acai Bowl opened recently at 230 E. Republic Road.
Owners Guy and Teresa Keehner had the idea to open Springfield Acai Bowl after retirement, and they were surprised to see customers charging through the door on the first day.
“It’s just been phenomenal, the support from the community and area. It just blows me away. I can’t believe how great the people are here,” Guy Keehner said.
Springfield Acai Bowl is a healthy food concept. An acai bowl is made of acai berries and additional fruits, then topped with ingredients like nuts, seeds and granola. A favorite is the Aruba, which includes strawberry, banana, granola and peanut butter. Another favorite is the Rio which includes blueberries, banana, strawberry, coconut, chia seeds, granola, honey or peanut butter.
“I want people to come in and feel like they’re on vacation, I want them to leave feeling like ‘Wow,'” Guy Keehner said.
When you enter this bright-colored restaurant, you will notice a beach theme, with the owners dressed in Hawaiian shirts.
The Keehners are from Memphis but recently moved to Springfield after retirement. After moving to Springfield last year, the Keehners believed Springfield was lacking the acai bowl concept.
Guy Keehner told the News-Leader he couldn’t dream that his business would start off so well and said even on the first day they were so busy that the owner of Canna Bliss next door had to come over to help.
Springfield Acai Bowl is open Tuesday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 8. a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.