Designer Greens – Q&A With Manager Briana Poffenberger

    By Jacob Engels


    Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Briana Poffenberger who manages one of my FAVORITE local eateries, Designer Greens. CHECK IT.


    How long have you been managing Designer Greens?


    I have been employed at Designer Greens since August of 2007 and have been managing the Orlando location since March of 2009.I have a great crew that loves working with the guests so it makes my job very enjoyable.


    How has the reception been thus far from the community?


    Serving the community of East Orlando has been awesome. Every day we see a ton of regular repeat customers as well as new faces. We know we must be doing something right when they bring new guests to give Designer Greens a try.

    As a vegetarian, Designer Greens is one of my favorite places actually on this side of town. Do you get a lot of vegetarians?


    We get a lot of vegetarians as well as guest with gluten allergies. Luckily for them we a have a lot of options that fit their needs. All of our menu items are completely customizable and fresh so we can serve what each individual likes.

    What else can you tell us about Designer Greens? (Something not a lot of people know).


    We make several items in store that are on our menu including our hummus guests love! We also have expansion plans for Designer Greens in the works. We are hoping to open another Orlando location in the new year or two and beyond that we plan on franchising the concept.


    Any upcoming specials or deals you can tell us about? Can customers be rewarded for using social media when dining at Designer Greens?


    We currently have a deal going on for the months of November and December. We are doing a canned food drive, in which all items will be donated. Any customer that brings in a can will receive $2 off a purchase of $7.99 or more. We also have a Facebook page and Twitter account. If you follow @designergreens on twitter there are promotions posted every now and then.

    Now about you. Favorite type of movies, music, and tv shows. GO!


    As for me, I have a family so when I’m not enjoying my day at work I’m spending time with them. My husband and I spend a lot of time at Disney with our 2 year old. We also enjoy going to local Solar Bear hockey games and Orlando City Soccer games.


    Designer Greens is located at 464 N. Alafaya Trail #106 Orlando, FL 32828. You can learn more about them by clicking here



    Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post. Along with the Post, he owns several other businesses and is currently enrolled at Valencia College. Jacob has lived in Avalon Park since it’s founding and enjoys playing with his black Labradoodle Jasper, listening to indie rock, and seeking out new business ventures. He can be reached at