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1 03, 2021

Saladworks Heats Up the Competition with Salad Madness in March

2021-03-01T11:14:47-05:00March 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Saladworks Rewards Members Have the Chance to Win Free Salads for a Year Among Other Exciting Offers.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.Saladworks, the nation’s leading fast-casual salad franchise, is embracing the spirit of competition by celebrating March Madness with a twist – “Salad Madness.” Similar to its recent “Super Summer Salad-bration” contest, Saladworks will be recognizing and rewarding its Saladworks Rewards members who make the most visits during the month of March. To become a Saladworks Rewards member and participate, guests can enroll on the company’s website or app.

The first step to participating in the action is joining as a Saladworks Rewards member using the link above. To become eligible for the various levels of the competition, Saladworks Rewards members will have to make their visits between March 1 and March 28. Guests who visit 4 times during this time period qualify for the ‘Signature Sixteen’ and have the opportunity to earn 50 Bonus Points for their Saladworks Rewards account. All guests that make at least 5 or more visits will automatically be eligible for the ‘Awesome Eight’ and have the chance to win a Free Salad. Those who enjoy the most visits of everyone else qualify for the ‘Super Fan Four’ contest.

The ‘Super Fan Four’ contestants will then compete from March 29 to April 4 to see who will win Free Salads for a Year. Visits made between March 1 and March 28 still count toward each member’s final total number of visits. The Saladworks Rewards member to make the absolute greatest number of visits overall will be awarded with Free Salad for a Year. As for the other three finalists, they will be awarded Free Salad for a Month for the remaining days in April. All winners will be announced April 5.

As part of its “Salad Madness” campaign in March, Saladworks will be learning more about its Saladworks Rewards members, specifically their ‘Super Fan Four’ finalists. The ‘Super Fan Four’ contestants will be asked to name their favorite Saladworks locations, favorite college basketball team and favorite Saladworks menu item.

In addition to the “Salad Madness” competition, Saladworks Rewards members will have access to a multitude of other special offers throughout the month. Every Tuesday is “Pick2sDay” where Saladworks Rewards members can save $2 when they order a Pick 2 option. Wednesdays are “Kids Night” where after 4 p.m., kids eat free with the purchase of one adult entrée. Every weekend, Saladworks Rewards members can receive 20 Bonus Points when they add a soup to their entrée. For Saint Patrick’s Day, Saladworks is rewarding members with triple points on their purchases. Lastly, for those looking to garner even more points, Saladworks is giving members 100 Bonus Points when a referral visits a Saladworks and makes their first purchase.

“March is the perfect time of year for everyone to have a little fun and refresh their bodies, minds and spirits, which is why we decided to create this exciting competition for our members and add a fun take on choosing fresh, healthy and flavorful meals,” said Mark Mears, Chief Marketing Officer for Saladworks. “Our ‘Salad Madness’ competition gives everyone the opportunity to get in touch with their competitive spirit while enjoying the benefit of food that serves as fuel to help them pursue their passions and live their best life.”

For more information about “Salad Madness” or to become a Saladworks Rewards member, visit www.saladworks.com or download the Saladworks Rewards app.

ABOUT SALADWORKS:

Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 100 locations across 18 states and two countries. Part of the WOWorks family of brands, which also includes Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Frutta Bowls, Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from salads, warm grain bowls or wraps, along with an endless array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Ranked #22 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2020, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.saladworks.com

2 02, 2021

Saladworks Shows Appreciation for Guests with “Season of Love” Promotions

2021-02-02T09:32:02-05:00February 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

From SOUPer Bowl Sunday to Salad-tine’s Day Weekend, Everyone will Feel the Love this Month.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Saladworks, the nation’s leading fast-casual salad franchise, brings together friends and family this February to enjoy the things they love with the people they love as a Saladworks Rewards member. To become a true “Salad-tine”, fuel your originality and earn special offers all month, guests can enroll on the company’s website or mobile app.

When guests sign up for a Saladworks Rewards membership, they immediately receive a free entrée and can participate in all Saladworks promotions to earn points for menu discounts on future visits. Joining the program also features an array of guest engaging benefits including insight to new ingredients and recipes, upcoming events and healthy eating tips.

During the first week of February, Saladworks Rewards members who love its soups can obtain 40 Bonus points on National Soup Day, February 4th when they add soup to any entrée.  In addition, Saladworks Rewards members who love football can participate in its SOUPer Bowl Toss Up promotion in the week leading up to the Big Game on February 7th.  Members who correctly guess the coin toss winner for the Big Game will win a free small soup with an entrée purchase that is redeemable the following week. Then, during Valentine’s Day Weekend (February 12th – 14th), Saladworks Rewards members can treat the one they love with a special ‘Buy One, Get One Half-Off’ offer. During the final week of February, Saladworks is hosting a “Rewards Rush” to encourage members who truly love Saladworks to show it by purchasing three entrées from February 22nd to the 28th to receive 100 Bonus points.

If members cannot visit during these specials, Saladworks is continuing the excitement during the entire month by offering weekly promotions so the love never ends. Every Tuesday is “Pick2sDay,” in which guests can earn two dollars off any Pick 2 order; every Wednesday after 4 p.m. kid’s eat free with one adult entrée purchase; and every weekend (except for Valentine’s Day weekend) members can add a soup to their entrée to receive 20 points. As a member, you can also look forward to emails outlining Saladworks’ meatless options, perfect for guests observing Lent.

Finally, any Saladworks guest or fan can share the love by sending a “Salad-tine” eCard along with a Saladworks eGift Card to let them know how much they care.

“February is a time to celebrate the ones you love, and at Saladworks, we love every guest that walks through our doors, orders online or gets our fresh, flavorful food delivered – how, when and where they want it,” said Mark Mears, Chief Marketing Officer for Saladworks. “During this season of love, there is no better way to celebrate togetherness than to offer new and unique ways to bring together our ‘Salad-tines’ for special events the entire month.”

For more information about Saladworks or to become a Saladworks Rewards member, visit www.saladworks.com or download the Saladworks Rewards app.

Saladworks, which has been in business for more than 30 years, has always placed a focus on guest originality through its healthy and fresh ingredients and create-your-own options featuring over 60 fresh, flavorful ingredients. The brand is currently experiencing impressive growth due to a rise in health-conscious consumer behaviors and its unique avenues for expansion beyond traditional locations, including grocery stores, universities and ghost kitchens. Capping off a successful 2020, Saladworks’ parent company Centre Lane Partners, LLC recently acquired Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Frutta Bowls to form WOWorks, which exists not only to sate appetites but to serve as healthy, nutritious and flavorful fuel so guests can pursue their passions and live their best lives.

ABOUT SALADWORKS:

Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 100 locations across 18 states and two countries. Part of the WOWorks family of brands, which also includes Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Frutta Bowls, Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from salads, warm grain bowls or wraps, along with an endless array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Ranked #22 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2020, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.saladworks.com.

14 01, 2021

Just Like Its Menu Options, Saladworks Franchise Expansion Showed Endless Possibilities in 2020

2021-01-14T14:45:06-05:00January 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Fast-Casual Salad Concept Entered Multiple New Channels; Poised to Build Further in 2021.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.Saladworks, the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad concept, has grown by more than 40 restaurant locations in 2020. Showing creativity in the process, Saladworks not only entered more traditional restaurant franchises, but it also expanded into non-traditional retail presences such as grocery, universities, ghost kitchens, combo kitchens and coming soon, Military bases. It’s also using REEF Technology’s food vessels, primarily as parking lot-based mobile ecosystems, as a means to accommodate a larger number and wider area of delivery orders.  Finally, Saladworks is testing “Sally” the world’s first salad robot for use in hospitals and other vending-related foodservice locations.

“In addition to robust traditional restaurant expansion, our team demonstrated a high level of creativity in developing exciting new avenues of success in 2020, all of which will be long-term plays into 2021 and beyond,” said Eric Lavinder, Chief Development Officer for Saladworks. “Within each new non-traditional growth channel, we’re able to share our healthy, nutritious and flavorful menu offerings with guests who may have not been able to enjoy our concept otherwise.”

Among the 40 restaurants that opened in 2020, roughly 80% were non-traditional openings. In large part due to these widespread avenues, Saladworks entered Canada, California, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Ohio, Florida and Indiana – all this year. It partnered with two new grocery brands, making a total of three currently. Saladworks will continue this growth vertical and sees this path as one that will outlast COVID, as guest look for continued convenience. The first half of the brand’s 2021 already includes at least 20 new restaurant openings, nine signed franchisees seeking site selection and five locations currently under construction.

On top of Saladworks prolific growth trajectory, last month its parent company, Centre Lane Partners, LLC acquired Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, a leading fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant brand, and Frutta Bowls, a unique fast-casual concept serving a variety of superfood bowls, fresh fruit smoothies and more, to form WOWorks. The newly formed family of brands share a core DNA designed to meet a growing demand among Millennial families and GenZ guests who crave healthy, nutritious and flavorful dining options with a high level of customization and convenience. In addition to Saladworks, the new WOWorks entity is also expecting significant growth for Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Frutta Bowls in 2021.

“Our goal is to continue to grow wisely and strategically, seeking innovative new opportunities for Saladworks to flourish,” said Lavinder. “We’d like to see the brand double in size before 2022, and we are working tirelessly to realize this goal.”

For more information about Saladworks and to find a restaurant near you for dining in, take-away, online ordering, delivery or catering, visit www.saladworks.com.

ABOUT SALADWORKS:

Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 100 locations across 18 states and two countries. Part of the WOWorks family of brands, which also includes Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Frutta Bowls, Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from salads, warm grain bowls or wraps, along with an endless array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Ranked #22 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2020, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.saladworks.com.

4 01, 2021

Saladworks Kicks Off 2021 with New Year’s ResoYOUtion! Campaign

2021-01-04T15:16:27-05:00January 4th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Initiative to Fuel Guests’ Originality through Variety of Healthy, Personalized Goals.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Saladworks, the nation’s leading fast-casual salad franchise, announced today the launch of its New Year’s ResoYOUtion! campaign starting January 2021. Along with fun offers and promotions for Saladworks Rewards members, the program gives guests the opportunity to fuel their originality by focusing on four key goals: Healthier YOU, New YOUtines, Fitter YOU and Stressless YOU. To become a Saladworks Rewards member and participate, guests can enroll on the company’s website or app.

In addition to receiving a free entrée just by signing up, the multifaceted Saladworks Rewards program allows members to earn points on every visit – whether in restaurant or ordering online — which can be redeemed for menu discounts on future visits. In addition, the program engages members with “insider” information about the menu, new ingredients and recipes, upcoming events and healthful tips. The program also allows members to participate in surveys to help the brand live up to its promise in creating “WOW!” moments for its guests.

To get started with the New Year’s ResoYOUtion! Saladworks Rewards members will receive personal messages, tips, tools, resources and inspiration for helping them achieve the four key ResoYOUtions mentioned above. They are also encouraged to share personal stories as they work toward accomplishing their specific goals using the hashtag #SWResoYOUtion, much like Scott Santarlas, a Pennsylvania man who frequents Saladworks to maintain his significant weight loss of 280 pounds and uphold a healthy lifestyle. Scott incorporated Saladworks into his diet and transformed his life from one of obesity to now serving as a Fitness Trainer to help others along their personal fitness journey.

To keep motivation high during January, Saladworks will offer a Rewards Rush where Saladworks Rewards members can earn progressively more Bonus Points on every order. Upon their first order, guests will receive normal Saladworks Rewards points, and then double, triple, and quadruple Bonus Points on their second, third and fourth visits, respectively. After their fifth visit, Saladworks Rewards members will earn a Free Salad by completing the Rewards Rush.

On top of that, every Tuesday is “Pick2sDay,” in which guests can earn $2 off any Pick 2 order. The brand is also running a “Soup It Up!” promotion in which Saladworks Rewards members can receive 20 Bonus Points by adding a soup to their entrée order every weekend starting on January 9th through the end of the month.

“Following a year when many people may have felt stagnant or discouraged by the challenges thrown their way, the Saladworks team wants to help our guests pursue their passions and live their best lives in 2021,” said Mark Mears, Chief Marketing Officer for Saladworks. “Our New Year’s ResoYOUtion! campaign gives everyone the opportunity to fuel their originality, whether it relates to goals that help improve nutrition, fitness, personal growth, stress relief or anything else that leads to a better YOU, all while enjoying healthful and nutritious meals from Saladworks.”

For more information about Saladworks’ New Year’s ResoYOUtion! campaign or to become a Saladworks Rewards member, visit www.saladworks.com or download the Saladworks Rewards app.

Saladworks, which has been in business for more than 30 years, has always placed a focus on guest originality through its healthy and fresh ingredients and create-your-own options featuring over 60 fresh, flavorful ingredients. The brand is currently experiencing impressive growth due to a rise in health-conscious consumer behaviors and its unique avenues for expansion beyond traditional locations, including grocery stores, universities and ghost kitchens. Capping off a successful year, last month Saladworks’ parent company Centre Lane Partners, LLC acquired Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Frutta Bowls to form WOWorks, which exists not only to sate appetites but to serve as healthy, nutritious and flavorful fuel so guests can pursue their passions and live their best lives.

ABOUT SALADWORKS:

Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 100 locations across 18 states and two countries. Part of the WOWorks family of brands, which also includes Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Frutta Bowls, Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from salads, warm grain bowls or wraps, along with an endless array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Ranked #22 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2020, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.saladworks.com.

22 12, 2020

Saladworks’ Parent Company Acquires Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Frutta Bowls, Forms WOWorks

2020-12-22T16:22:20-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

WOWorks Seeks to Drive Explosive Growth for Healthy, Nutritious and Flavorful Portfolio of Brands in Fast-Casual Restaurant Space.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — The parent company of Saladworks, the nation’s leading fast-casual salad franchise, announced today it has acquired Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, the leading fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant brand in America, and Frutta Bowls, a unique fast-casual concept serving a variety of superfood bowls, fresh fruit smoothies, oatmeal bowls and more. These three brands will share a common core DNA under the new holding company WOWorks, which exists not only to sate appetites but to serve as healthy, nutritious and flavorful fuel so guests can pursue their passions and live their best lives.

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh is a fast-casual staple across the United States with its authentic, nutrient-rich dishes inspired by traditional, but not bound by it. Every order is customized to guest’s liking, with choices from top-quality meats and plant-based proteins to authentic laffa wraps and perfect, pillowy pitas baked in-house throughout the day.

Frutta Bowls is a fast-casual trend-setter centering around a unique menu that is made fresh-to-order with no sweeteners, no juices and no fillers added. Frutta Bowl signatures include all-natural acai, pitaya and kale bowls with a broad array of both healthy and indulgent toppings. The Saladworks team will also provide an infrastructure and operations support system for Frutta Bowls to help achieve the full growth potential of this on-trend brand.

“Today, we welcome both Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Frutta Bowls to the WOWorks family,” said Kelly Roddy, CEO of Saladworks as well as the new portfolio of brands within the WOWorks enterprise, fully owned by Centre Lane Partners, LLC. “Like Saladworks, we believe Garbanzo and Frutta Bowls are complementary brands — all sharing a core DNA based upon fresh, flavorful and healthy food along with a heart for hospitality served through convenient business channels, which appeals to our Millennial family and Gen Z guests. We are excited to leverage the appeal of these unique and differentiated brands – along with the added size, scale and shared resources – to benefit all stakeholders including our team members, guests, business partners and communities.

The Saladworks team will take over both brand’s infrastructure and operations in its quest to drive explosive growth. Current Garbanzo CEO James Park will stay on following the acquisition as special advisor to the CEO.

“Garbanzo has a favorable path for growth post-pandemic and I’m looking forward to working alongside the new holding company WOWorks to ensure a smooth transition,” said Park. “Our brand and franchisees will benefit from the tremendous new resources this team can bring to continue the growth and prosperity of Garbanzo.”

All brands within WOWorks are strategically positioned to turn industry headwinds into tailwinds based upon their intersection of four key macro growth trends:

  • Demographics – Millennials and GenZ comprising over 60% of the U.S. population.
  • Psychographics – A shared mindset valuing personalization, customization, self-expression and connection.
  • Lifestyle – Viewing “Food as fuel” as guests seek out healthy, nutritious and satisfying dining options and experiences to support their healthy, active lifestyle.
  • Convenience – Desiring convenience as provided by traditional and non-traditional segments of the foodservice industry, which include but are not limited to dine-in, carryout, online ordering, curbside pick-up, delivery, ghost kitchens, food trucks, virtual brands and stores within grocery retailers, airports, hospitals and military bases.

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has thrown its way, Saladworks is coming out of 2020 a stronger brand, with the acquisitions and formation of WOWorks. This year alone, Saladworks has grown by more than 40 restaurant locations, entering new markets such as Canada, California, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Ohio, Florida and Indiana. Roughly 80% of these openings mark non-traditional presences, i.e. ghost kitchens, food trucks, grocery retail, hospitals, and universities, as the brand continues to flex its muscles as an industry disruptor.

ABOUT GARBANZO MEDITERRANEAN FRESH:
Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh is the leading fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant in America. Garbanzo is making fresh Mediterranean cuisine a mainstream favorite across the United States. Its authentic, nutrient-rich dishes are inspired by tradition but not bound by it. Every order is customized to the guest’s liking, with choices from top-quality meats and plant-based proteins to authentic laffa wraps and perfect, pillowy pitas baked in-house throughout the day. Garbanzo is dedicated to satisfying every palate – including vegetarian and gluten-free diners – and wants to show America how delicious nutritious can be. For more information, visit https://eatgarbanzo.com/.

ABOUT FRUTTA BOWLS:
Frutta Bowls is a unique fast casual-concept serving a variety of unique, superfood bowls, fresh fruit smoothies, oatmeal bowls, artisan toasts and organic coffee.  All menu items are made fresh-to-order with no sweeteners, no juices, no fillers added. Frutta Bowl signatures include all-natural acai, pitaya and kale bowls with a broad array of both healthy and indulgent toppings. Guests can customize creations to meet their personal preferences and dietary requirements, with gluten-free, dairy-free and allergen-free options available. The Frutta Bowls dream started as a local idea with two locations. It has since grown into a nationwide concept, continuing to positively affect many lives along the way. Frutta Bowls sets itself apart by its commitment to providing healthy, delicious food, but also by its involvement in the communities surrounding each location. For more information, visit https://www.fruttabowls.com/.

ABOUT SALADWORKS:

Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 100 locations across 18 states and two countries. Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from bowls or wraps with greens, grains or both, along with an array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Ranked #22 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2020, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.saladworks.com.

18 11, 2020

Surf’s Up for Pennsylvania-Based Saladworks: Expanding throughout California

2020-11-18T11:14:27-05:00November 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Fast-Casual Salad Concept Plans for Further West Coast Development.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.Saladworks, the national create-your-own salad concept, has been delivering a variety of salad options across the country for years to encourage originality, and the brand is laser-focused on expanding in the California market, due to the high demand for the healthy concept to align with active lifestyles. Saladworks has already signed five franchisee deals in the state, which will total eight restaurants to open in Thousand Oaks, San Francisco, Bakersfield, Fresno and Visalia, in addition to the newly unveiled Hollister location that opened two months ago.

Even with these existing deals already in place, Saladworks hopes to develop more California locations all across the state, and it’s currently finalizing several more franchisee contracts that’ll soon result in more than a handful of additional locations to open in 2021.

To fuel the planned growth in California, Saladworks is actively seeking qualified franchise partners, preferably individuals with business experience and/or franchise experience, and a passion for serving guests. Before stores open, the training program for franchisees is designed to teach them the fundamentals for efficient skills to run a successful restaurant and is completed locally. Franchisees learn the expectations and procedures in the four-week program through hands-on experiences covering all aspects of the business, such as food preparation, food offering, inventory management and opening/closing procedures.

“Since Saladworks has already branched out west and awareness of our brand is growing considerably, we’re seeing big-time demand for salads that promote active lifestyles and healthy eating that’s regarded so highly in California,” said Eric Lavinder, VP of Franchise Development. “We’re looking for more potential franchisees who are excited about our concept and want to join our health-focused family, those who can benefit from this expanding brand awareness in a less-penetrated state thus far.”

Already in 2020, Saladworks has grown by 32 restaurant locations with many more left to open this year. Currently it has more than 20 new deals in the pipeline for next year already. As the franchise furthers development, it looks to diversify in more non-traditional retail presences, such as universities, ghost kitchens, Military bases and grocery stores. Saladworks is always looking for new ways to help franchisees expand their business beyond traditional franchising.

Saladworks has been in business for more than 30 years and has always placed a focus on guest originality through its healthy and fresh ingredients and create-your-own options. Ranked number 22 among this year’s Top 100 Fast Casual Movers and Shakers, the brand is currently experiencing impressive growth due to a rise in health-conscious consumer behaviors and its unique avenues for expansion.

For more information about the Saladworks franchise opportunity, visit www.saladworks.com/franchise.

ABOUT SALADWORKS:

Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 100 locations across 18 states and two countries. Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from bowls or wraps with greens, grains or both, along with an array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Ranked #22 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2020, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.saladworks.com.

28 10, 2020

Saladworks Looking to Further Expand in Core Markets Philadelphia and New Jersey

2020-10-28T11:03:55-04:00October 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Fast-Casual Salad Concept Has Grown in 2020 and Plans for Future Development.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.Saladworks, the national create-your-own salad concept, has been delivering a variety of salad options across the country for years to encourage originality, but the brand never forgets where it came from. While Saladworks has widened its reach this year with new stores in markets like California, Indiana and North Carolina, the franchise is turning its focus back to its roots with the intent to expand throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the coming months. Even with dozens of locations already in these core markets, Saladworks hopes to develop more New Jersey locations in Phillipsburg, Flemington, Ewing Township, Princeton, South Brunswick, Burlington Township and East Windsor, along with Pennsylvania locations in Trexlertown, Quakertown, Royersford, Fort Washington, Media and Springfield.

To fuel the planned growth in its core markets, Saladworks is actively seeking qualified franchise partners, preferably individuals with business experience and/or franchise experience, and a passion for serving guests. Before stores open, the training program for franchisees is designed to teach them the fundamentals for efficient skills to run a successful restaurant and is completed locally. Franchisees learn the expectations and procedures in the four-week program through hands-on experiences covering all aspects of the business, such as food preparation, food offering, inventory management and opening/closing procedures.

“Because Saladworks already has a significant presence in its home market and awareness of our concept is extremely high, we continue to see great demand for our original and fresh salads,” said Eric Lavinder, VP of Franchise Development. “We are looking for new and excited franchisees who want to join our family and can benefit from this brand awareness and demand to grow a business.”

Thus far in 2020, Saladworks has grown by 28 restaurant locations with a few more left to open. Currently it has over 20 new deals in the pipeline for next year already. As the franchise furthers development, it looks to diversify in more non-traditional retail presences, such as universities, ghost kitchens, Military bases and “stores within stores.” Saladworks is always looking for new ways to help franchisees expand their business beyond traditional franchising.

Saladworks has been in business for more than 30 years and has always placed a focus on guest originality through its healthy and fresh ingredients and create-your-own options. Ranked number 22 among this year’s Top 100 Fast Casual Movers and Shakers, the brand is currently experiencing impressive growth due to a rise in health-conscious consumer behaviors and its unique avenues for expansion.

For more information about the Saladworks franchise opportunity, visit www.saladworks.com/franchise.

ABOUT SALADWORKS:

Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 100 locations across 18 states and two countries. Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from bowls or wraps with greens, grains or both, along with an array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Ranked #22 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2020, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.saladworks.com.

30 09, 2020

Saladworks Extends Million Meals Challenge in Support of No Kid Hungry

2020-09-30T14:30:35-04:00September 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

National salad franchise celebrates birthday by doubling down on mission to help end childhood hunger.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Today, Saladworks, the national create-your-own salad franchise, celebrates its 34th birthday. Instead of throwing a party or asking for gifts, the brand is giving back generously to the communities it serves by offering 34 bonus points on purchases to Saladworks Rewards Members and extending the Million Meals Challenge, part of its partnership with No Kid Hungry, through October 30, 2020. The partnership, which began on August 31, 2020, has been successful thus far with Saladworks well on its way to the overarching goal of $100,000* for No Kid Hungry, which can provide up to one million meals for kids in need**.

“With one in four kids at risk of facing hunger this year due to COVID-19, our mission to help No Kid Hungry provide up to one million meals is more important now than ever,” said Mark Mears, Chief Marketing Officer for Saladworks. “It’s been exciting and rewarding to see our franchise owners, team members and guests rally around this amazing cause – feeling good about raising money to feed the hungry children of our communities. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Saladworks’ birthday than by announcing the extension of our Million Meals Challenge through October 30th, as every additional person that ‘joins our team’ can make an enormous impact.”

There are four ways guests can team up with Saladworks to support No Kid Hungry:

  • Making a donation of $1 or $5 to No Kid Hungry after purchasing their meal, either in person at a Saladworks restaurant or via online ordering. $1 donors receive an “I Joined the Team” sticker and an opportunity to sign a “carrot” image symbolizing their personal commitment to the cause. Each individually signed guest “carrot” will be posted on a wall next to the restaurant’s “carrot tracker” – signifying the progress made each week of the Million Meals Challenge. To sweeten the deal, every guest who donates $5 receives the above, plus a bounce back coupon for a free entree with purchase of any beverage on a future order through October 31.
  • Purchasing a menu item from Saladworks new Kids Works menu, which features an array of fresh, nutritious and flavorful items kids love. For every Kids Works menu item sold now through August 31, 2021, Saladworks will support the concept of “Kids Fueling Kids” by donating $.10 to No Kid Hungry. Additionally, every Tuesday night throughout the promotion, Saladworks is allowing kids to eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.
  • For every catering order places via Saladworks.com, guests will have the option to donate $5, $10 or $25 to No Kid Hungry.
  • Making a donation via a special Saladworks link to the No Kid Hungry fundraising section of its website at: Saladworks.com/NoKidHungryDonate.

All of Saladworks’ locations are participating in the Million Meals Challenge, with several far exceeding their fundraising goals. Since the launch of the partnership, its Cedar Crest location in Allentown, PA has already more than doubled its original goal at 222.7%.  And its Greenbrier location in Chesapeake, VA is right behind at 220.5%.

According to John Reddecliff, the franchise owner of three Saladworks restaurants in Virginia said, “While Saladworks has always had a heart for helping others in our community, the No Kid Hungry Million Meals Challenge has really provided a positive impact on our guests and team members. In addition to competing with each other to raise the most donations possible, in one of our restaurants, the team members agreed to contribute their weekly tips to the cause. This demonstrates a tremendous level of engagement and commitment to achieve our goal in helping to eliminate childhood hunger in America.”

For more information on Saladworks and its partnership with No Kid Hungry, visit https://www.nokidhungry.org/partners/homepage-partner/saladworks.

*Saladworks’ goal is to raise $100,000 for No Kid Hungry, with a guaranteed a minimum donation of $25,000

**$1 can provide up to 10 meals. Meal equivalency varies during COVID-19 relief. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org/OneDollar

About No Kid Hungry:
No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.

ABOUT SALADWORKS:

Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 100 locations across 18 states and two countries. Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from bowls or wraps with greens, grains or both, along with an array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Ranked #22 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2020, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.saladworks.com.

16 09, 2020

Saladworks Unveils New Restaurant Design Buildout in Charlotte

2020-09-16T10:04:43-04:00September 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Fast-Casual Salad Concept Incorporates New Elements to Save Franchisees Buildout Costs.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Saladworks, the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad concept, unveiled its newly designed restaurant buildout first at the new Charlotte restaurant on September 9, to be followed by all new restaurant openings thereafter.

“In addition to aesthetically-pleasing form elements like Instagram Walls and Manifest Walls, we’re redesigning for function too, such as the mechanically-fastened floor specifications, mounted digital menu boards and total restaurant layout reconfiguration,” said Mark Mears, Chief Marketing Officer of Saladworks. “While strategically saving buildout costs in the process, we’re honing into the Saladworks experience as part of our new ‘BE Original’ positioning, helping guests fulfill their passion and live their best lives.”

Saladworks updated restaurant design treatments in its new Charlotte location illustrates the healthy, active lifestyles of guests who’ve come to love the brand – highlighting their originality via visually engaging elements. One example is a “WOW” Wall where a guest can stand in front of this image and share their photo on Instagram. Also, a Saladworks Manifesto is placed prominently to signify the relevance of its new BE Original brand positioning celebrating the uniqueness and originality of every guest.

In terms of buildout, Charlotte is the first to roll out strategically chosen cost-saving structure and design elements. These include converting flooring into clear-coated concrete, which will save roughly $10,000 per restaurant, mounted digital menu boards to illuminate the many options and save roughly $1,300 per restaurant, as well as chair rail, restroom hallway, ladder and paint changes – all to wow customers and optimize refreshing senses.

First in Charlotte and for every new location moving forward, Saladworks has value engineered its buildout to save each restaurant roughly $60,000$80,000 without changing the total footprint. Each restaurant will have an average of six more seats, furthering its impressive sales-to-buildout ratio of more than 2:1, via reducing the back of house and serving lines. This improving ratio and reduced buildout cost shortens the payback period for franchisees.

“The cost to buildout has significantly decreased since I made it a focus area two years ago with our restaurants, and it’s saving everyone money, including our franchisees most of all,” said Eric Lavinder, VP of Development for Saladworks. “We’re not cutting corners in the process either. We’re just being more efficient and selective with equipment, lights, flooring and the like to actually enhance aesthetics and guests’ experience too. All the small buildout pieces we’re adjusting, down to a rail selection, add up to big savings for our franchise owners.”

Saladworks, which has been in business for more than 30 years, has always placed a focus on guest originality through its healthy and fresh ingredients and create-your-own options. Ranked number 22 among this year’s Top 100 Fast Casual Movers and Shakers, the brand is currently experiencing impressive growth due to a rise in health-conscious consumer behaviors and its unique avenues for expansion.

For more information about Saladworks and to find a restaurant near you for dining in, take-out or delivery, visit www.saladworks.com.

ABOUT SALADWORKS:

Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 100 locations across 18 states and two countries. Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from bowls or wraps with greens, grains or both, along with an array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Ranked #22 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2020, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.saladworks.com.

31 08, 2020

Dine At Saladworks This Fall And Help End Childhood Hunger

2020-08-31T18:57:38-04:00August 31st, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Funds raised support No Kid Hungry to help ensure all kids get the healthy meals they need.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Kids need textbooks, pencils and paper. But there’s one school supply they absolutely can’t do without: food. It helps them learn, focus and thrive. But because of the coronavirus, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. When you dine with Saladworks this season, you can help give hungry kids the meals they need.

Beginning on August 31 and running through October 15, Saladworks is offering guests four ways to ‘Join The Team’ and help end childhood hunger by supporting No Kid Hungry through the brand’s Million Meals Challenge. Saladworks’ goal is to raise $100,000* for No Kid Hungry, which can provide up to one million meals for kids in need.**

The first way guests can team up with Saladworks is by making a donation to No Kid Hungry after purchasing their meal, either in person at a Saladworks restaurant or via online ordering. For every $1 donation made by a guest, they will receive an “I Joined the Team” sticker and an opportunity to sign a “carrot” image symbolizing their personal commitment to the cause.  Each individually signed guest “carrot” will be posted on a wall next to the restaurant’s “carrot tracker” – signifying the progress made each week of the 6-week Million Meals Challenge. To sweeten the deal, every guest who donates $5 will receive the above, plus a bounce back coupon for a free entree with purchase of any beverage on a future order through October 31.

The second way a guest can ‘Join the Team’ is by purchasing an item from Saladworks new Kids Works menu being introduced systemwide in tandem with its partnership with No Kid Hungry. The Kids Works menu features an array of fresh, nutritious and flavorful items kids love – including an innovative Build Your Own Meal option that allows kids to select items from five different categories to customize a meal as ‘original’ as they are. For every Kids Works menu item sold, Saladworks will support the concept of “Kids Fueling Kids” by donating $.10 to No Kid Hungry. Additionally, every Tuesday night throughout the promotion, Saladworks is allowing kids to eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.

The third way a guest can ‘Join the Team’ in support of No Kid Hungry is through Saladworks Catering. For each catering order placed via saladworks.com, guests will have the option to donate $5, $10 or $25 to No Kid Hungry.

Finally, the fourth way anyone can ‘Join the Team’ is by making a donation via a special Saladworks link to the No Kid Hungry fundraising section of its website at: Saladworks.com/NoKidHungryDonate. The brand is leveraging the social media networks of its corporate employees, franchise partners, team members, business partners and the general public to reach out to as many people as possible who may feel compelled to join Saladworks in support of No Kid Hungry.

For more information on Saladworks and its partnership with No Kid Hungry, visit https://www.nokidhungry.org/partners/homepage-partner/saladworks.

“We are so excited to be partnering with No Kid Hungry to help end child hunger across America,” said Mark Mears, Chief Marketing Officer of Saladworks. “Saladworks is well-regarded for our ability to serve guests a wide variety of healthy, nutritious and flavorful meals.  Now we have the honor to team up with No Kid Hungry to support the tremendous impact they have every day in feeding hungry children in our communities – an even bigger, more important goal now that millions more kids could face hunger due to COVID-19.”

*Saladworks’ goal is to raise $100,000 for No Kid Hungry, with a guaranteed a minimum donation of $25,000

**$1 can provide up to 10 meals. Meal equivalency varies during COVID-19 relief. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org/OneDollar

About No Kid Hungry:
No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.

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ABOUT SALADWORKS:

Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 100 locations across 18 states and two countries. Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from bowls or wraps with greens, grains or both, along with an array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Ranked #22 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2020, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.saladworks.com.