AJC: Atlanta Welcomes its First Saladworks Location
AJC: Atlanta Welcomes its First Saladworks Location

Healthy food fast casual franchise, Saladworks, launches new menu in Atlanta

Saladworks, the nation’s leading salad-centric franchise, opened is first Atlanta location in July and celebrated its grand opening by offering guests one free salad, grain bowl or toast. According to an article written by the AJC, the new Atlanta location is offering an updated menu created by nutritionist and chef Katie Cavuto, who created a menu “that would focus on taste first.” The menu updates include house-made falafel, dressings, and additional toppings that can be added to salads, gain bowls, or toast as well as homemade drinks including sweet tea, aguas frescas and lemonades.

The Pennsylvania-based company, which was founded in 1986, has nearly 100 locations in states including North Carolina, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas and Kentucky, but this will be the first in Georgia. “We were looking to expand, and looking at characteristics predictive of success,” said President and CEO Pat Sugrue to the AJC. “Atlanta was at the top of the list of markets.”

The new Brighten Park restaurant is the first of many Saladworks to open in the Atlanta metro. The Saladworks team is looking at several other areas for expansion to open locations with franchise partners and corporately, including Buckhead, Midtown, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs.

Saladworks is an original fast-casual salad concept where all salads are made to order with a wide variety of the freshest vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Additionally, Saladworks stores are designed to encourage repeat visits, with places to charge cell phones, free WiFi and efficient, streamlined space.

Saladworks’ continued focus on healthy eating and catering to consumer demands helped the brand secure a spot on the 2018 Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises list, as well as the Top 100 Movers and Shakers by FastCasual.com. The current initial investment for Saladworks ranges from $388,723 to $531,455 which includes a $35,000 franchise fee and has between $27,000 and $65,000 in tenant improvement allowance subtracted from the total.

Learn more about becoming a franchisee of this healthy food franchise here.

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