Saladworks recently opened its first North Carolina location with the help of a franchisee who hopes to preach the benefits of healthy food in barbecue country.
Unmesh Patel opened his first of three planned Saladworks units on March 9 in the food court of The Streets at Southpoint mall in Durham.
“It’s taken a while to break into the Southern mentality with healthy foods,” Patel says. “Down here, you don’t really have many choices for healthy foods. … That’s one of the main reasons I figured this market would be good.”