HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A new acai berry bowl franchise location will soon be opening in Dauphin County.

The new Playa Bowls location coming to Harrisburg is owned and operated by Brooke Butler Wagner. According to Wagner, the new Playa Bowls location will be in a 1,778 square foot space and will be capable of seating 32 guests at a time.

The new Playa Bowls will be located in the new Susquehanna Union Green development at 2650 Gravel Road. The franchise will be joining other popular new eateries, such as the potato themed restaurant named ‘Potato Coop’, which started out as a food truck prior to opening its first brick-and-mortar location in May 2023.

According to Wagner, upon opening the new Playa Bowls, its hours of operation will be:

  • Mondays – Sundays // 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Additionally, the new location is expected to create over 50 new jobs in the area. According to a recent Facebook post, the new location is having its grand opening on Saturday, August 26 at 11 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the first 50 guests at the new Playa Bowls will receive free bowls and Playa Bowl T-shirts.

Wagner owns two other Playa Bowl franchises – one opened back in 2021 and is located at 32 North Hanover Street in Carlisle. The second location on 3544 Gettysburg Road in Camp Hill recently opened in April 2023.