October is National Seafood Month, and the only thing we love more than seafood is responsibly harvested seafood. We connected with Rubio’s Coastal, one of our top seafood catering partners, to learn about why seafood is a healthy option and a nice change of pace for office catering, and what makes Rubio’s fish tacos the best in the business.
As a college student, Ralph Rubio, co-founder of Rubio’s Coastal Grill regularly made trips to Mexico’s best beaches to surf. It was on one of these trips that Ralph sat down at a seaside taqueria and discovered the fish taco.
It was love at first bite.
So much so that several years later, with the help of his family, Ralph opened his first restaurant in San Diego, which has now grown to include 150 locations across Arizona, California, and Nevada. To date, Rubio’s has sold more than 250 million fish tacos.
The Rubio’s menu features delicious Mexican-inspired seafood that provide a great alternative to the traditional sandwich and salad options offered by many other restaurants. For example, their Build Your Own Taco Bars allow clients to tailor their meal based on their personal dietary preferences and requirements. Rubio’s also offers individual burrito boxes that serve as the perfect grab and go option, with each box featuring a choice of select burritos, “No-Fried” Pinto Beans™, Tortilla Chips, two Signature Salsas and a Chocolate Chunk Cookie. Their catering menu features many other options as well including a Build Your Own Bowl Bar, Burrito Platters, Salads and more.
But it’s not just the mouth-watering menu that makes Rubio’s a good choice. Seafood has numerous health benefits, according to the restaurant. Studies have shown that the Omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood are beneficial in reducing heart disease. In addition, seafood contains all the essential amino acids for human health, making it a complete protein source. Not to mention, the Vitamin D found in salmon helps keep bones and the immune system healthy.
Speaking of healthy, Rubio’s is also dedicated to the health of their food source, the ocean.
“To us, the ocean is more than a destination. It’s a life force, a neighbor, and an inspiration in everything we do,” said a Rubio’s spokesperson. “It inspires the food we serve, the restaurant atmosphere you enjoy, and the way we welcome our guests. You’ll find both wild-caught and seafood responsibly raised through aquaculture on our menu. By choosing responsibly sourced seafood whenever possible, you help preserve ocean species and ensure a healthy ocean for future generations.”
Rubio’s is also dedicated to giving back to the community. Just this month Rubio’s partnered with Kaiser to provide lunch for their teams at 24 different hospitals and satellite locations throughout Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, serving meals to over 8,500 healthcare workers.
Good food that’s good for you, the environment, AND the community, you can’t go wrong with Rubio’s. So celebrate sustainable seafood by treating the office to the fruits of the ocean. Find a Rubio’s Coastal Grill near you.