About our
history here
at Rico's acai


We Incorporated our LLC in North Carolina February  2015.  Originating in Brazil, Acai bowls appeared in the surfing communities of Hawaii and Southern California, eventually becoming popular in Puerto Rico which hosts several  eclectic surfing sites .   As  natives of Puerto Rico,   we are excited to bring this awesome, mouth-watering cacophony of flavors to the inland communities of the United States.  And.......it's so good for you too!  It isn't your run of the mill snack - it genuinely is a meal replacement - good anytime of the day. 

"Try it - You'll Like It"!!!!


Matthew Williams is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina with a BS in Food Service Management.  Matt returned to his native Puerto Rico after graduation and began working in the Acai  business which is extremely popular on the island.  Missing Charlotte, Matt decided to take his knowledge and experience back to the Queen City and established Rico's Acai.  In his off time, ( which is rare these days), Matt enjoys Kite Surfing, and the great outdoors and is looking forward to his location by the ocean.


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