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Why Now Is the Time To Open a CHOP5 Franchise in Florida

The salad franchise is targeting Florida for expansion as it continues to bring its delicious, healthful meals to communities nationwide.

By Morgan Wood1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSORED 8:08AM 05/02/24

CHOP5 Salad Kitchen, the emerging salad franchise, is working to bring delicious and healthy eating options to more communities nationwide. After its 2016 launch in Columbus, Ohio, the brand quickly built a loyal following. Now, with a leadership team that collectively operates over 400 franchised restaurants, CHOP5 has become the newest healthful, fast-casual franchise opportunity to be built by and for franchisees.

Since CHOP5 was built with franchisees in mind, it has the infrastructure to support rapid expansion without sacrificing the guest experience or franchisee support. With a growing number of consumers focused on eating healthfully without sacrificing variety or flavor, there has never been a better time for CHOP5 to take on this national growth. 

Supported by a management team that boasts over a century of collective franchise experience, CHOP5 is ready to expand in Florida. The brand is currently planning to bring 50 new locations to the state in the next five years.

The Sunshine State Is an Attractive Growth Market for CHOP5

Florida has become a hub for people — young professionals, growing families and retirees alike — seeking their next home. A March 2024 report shows that the state is home to four of the five fastest-growing U.S. metropolitan areas, and the trend does not appear to be slowing. Given that the average Florida consumer is fairly health-conscious, Florida is home to a growing population of potential CHOP5 guests.

This quickly growing fan-base-to-be is an encouraging market attribute on its own, but CHOP5 franchisees in the state will also enjoy an environment that is very much pro-business. Florida is consistently recognized as one of the most business-friendly states in the country, and leaders work to maintain an economic climate that is welcoming to businesses of all sizes — including locally owned franchises.

CHOP5 sees the potential to open 10 new Florida locations in the next year alone and 20 by the three-year development mark. Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Jacksonville are all key target markets for early growth as the brand works to solidify its presence across major markets in the state.

Are You a Great Fit for CHOP5 Franchising?

As CHOP5 works to lay the foundation for fast Florida growth, it aims to partner with business-savvy entrepreneurs who are excited to be a part of the brand’s budding Sunshine State story. With a model that works well with both owner-operators and semi-absentee multi-unit owners who have a management team in place, the opportunity is flexible enough to support varied growth visions.

“We’re looking for leaders, restaurant industry veterans and especially those excited by the prospect of owning a mission-driven business led by a team of the industry’s best and brightest who want to play an active role in your success,” said CHOP5 Co-Owner & Co-Founder Brian Mills. “For us at CHOP5, selecting the right franchise partners is crucial. We are going to be true partners.”

In addition to bringing its scalable, adaptable model to the wide-open Florida market, CHOP5 is also looking to expand in Ohio and Arizona, presenting attractive growth opportunities for franchisees looking to break into the growing healthy eating segment.

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