Saladworks Begins Developing in Arizona

Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh salad franchise concept, is proud to announce its first multi-unit development agreement in Arizona. 

New franchisee James Riggs of Scottsdale, Arizona, has been a fanatical fan of Saladworks for 20 years. Previously a resident of New Jersey, he was a frequent customer of the Cherry Hill location.

Though he is currently a real estate developer, when James decided to diversify his business ventures, the idea of bringing Saladworks to Arizona was an exciting prospect for him.

Saladworks Tosses Up New Location in Pennsylvania

Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-salad franchise concept, is proud to announce an agreement to develop, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. 

The franchisees, husband-and-wife team Mark and Ebony Satterfield, have held several successful business ventures and are looking forward to opening their first Saladworks franchise.

Saladworks Signs Franchise Agreement for Tampa Bay

Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-salad franchise, signed a three-store franchise agreement with Calvin and Felicia Rucker of Tampa Bay, Florida.

The first store, set to open in mid-2012 will be located at 2020 W. Brandon Blvd., the couple’s two other stores will follow in subsequent years.

King of Your Domain

New Internet domain-name plan could cost operators thousands and hurt their online presence.

If the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gets its way, quick-service restaurants and thousands of other businesses may soon be forced to write hefty checks to protect their brands online.

ICANN’s proposed generic top-level domain (gTLD) program would allow the number of top-level domain names—the words to the right of the dot in URLs, like .com and .edu—to swell from about two dozen to potentially thousands. The organization claims it will spark online innovations in an increasingly Internet-dominated society.

Saladworks Goes Global

A household name in the Philadelphia region for the last 25 years, Saladworks grew steadily along the East Coast.

After insurmountable local success, Saladworks has spent the last few years introducing its chopped fresh daily fare to new markets across the country. 

Now, with 100 locations in 12 states, Saladworks has franchise agreements signed for five new U.S. markets, including Louisiana, Washington, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington, D.C. 

The company is on track to open more than 20 new locations in 2012.

Saladworks Settles Into Central Pennsylvania

Saladworks will open a new central Pennsylvania store in the township of East Lampeter. The store will be located in Mill Creek Square at 2350 Lincoln Highway East.

The East Lampeter Saladworks is owned and operated by Tom Barton of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While this is Barton’s first Saladworks, he is a seasoned restaurant franchisee with 25 years of experience. 

“I’m a health nut, and Saladworks allows me to serve customers food that my family eats,” Barton says. “I’m excited to offer the Lancaster area a healthy alternative to the all-you-can-eat buffets.”

Saladworks Posts 15 Percent Sales Increase Over 2010

Saladworks’ same-store sales rose an average of 15 percent in September and October when compared with the same week in 2010.

The company credits the jump in sales to the addition of its pick-two combo meals to its menu, along with its current award-winning TV commercials

“Combos are a brand-new menu item that was introduced earlier this year,” says John Scardapane, chairman and CEO. “We can absolutely see a correlation between the time the ads began running and an increase in combo meal sales.”

Saladworks Targets Annapolis Market for Growth

Saladworks will open its first Annapolis, Maryland-area store in Annapolis Towne Centre at 1901 Towne Centre Blvd. on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The Annapolis Towne Centre Saladworks is owned and operated by childhood friends Derek Morrell of Severna Park and Nicole Roudiez of Annapolis. While this is their first Saladworks, both have backgrounds in the foodservice industry. 

“Derek and I are excited to bring this healthy option to the Annapolis area,” Roudiez says. “The area is an untapped market for Saladworks and we think the concept will do well here.”