More California Stores Signed Up for Saladworks

Saladworks announced an agreement with a multiunit developer for three locations in the Orange County, California, area. The first store of this new agreement is slated to open in at the end of 2011.

In 2010, Saladworks signed two separate deals for a total of 11 stores in Orange County. The first location from this agreement is set to open in Costa Mesa, California, on April 1. It was after reading about this planned expansion in her area that new franchisee, Karen Weber, decided it was time to get on board. Weber’s agreement marks a total of 14 locations planned for this area.

Saladworks Finalizes First Two Multiunit Deals of '11

Saladworks announced its first multiunit agreements in 2011 with two new franchisees opening a combined four locations, in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties and Virginia Beach, Virginia. The first location for both territories is slated to open in early 2012.

New franchisee for Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, Mike Lord, spent 25 years in engineering before deciding it was time to go into business for himself. Lord, of Sterling, Virginia, recalled visiting a Saladworks in New Jersey years before.

2010 a Record-Breaking Year for Saladworks

Saladworks announced a record-breaking year. With an outstanding year for franchise sales and exceptional marketing campaigns, the company is poised for a very successful 2011. 

Saladworks closed in on $70 million in total revenue in 2010, and awarded 48 new franchise locations to new and existing franchisees. These figures represent a 136 percent increase in franchise sales from 2009.

Saladworks Customers Become Pennsylvania Franchisees

Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, has reached agreements with two new franchisees to further develop the Pennsylvania market.  A husband and wife duo and a father, son, and brother-in-law team are planning to open stores in Bucks County and Lehigh Valley, respectively.  Adding to over 40 locations already thriving in Pennsylvania, these two new agreements will expand Saladworks’ presence in

Saladworks Expansion Continues, Now in Louisiana

Saladworks announced an agreement with a multiunit developer for three locations in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, areas. The franchise concept is at the helm of expansion from its East Coast roots, and Louisiana, along with Texas and North Carolina, are states with first-ever Saladworks stores planned for 2011. 

Saladworks Signs Up For Three Austin Sites

Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, announced an agreement with a multi-unit developer for three locations in the Austin area. Earlier this month, the franchise announced its first Texas deal for three stores in Dallas. New fans can expect the first Austin store in mid-2011.

Clint Wilkinson, Saladworks’ newest franchisee, spent more than 15 years in the furniture retail business and hotel management before he decided it was time to be his own boss. 

Panini Line Expands Saladworks' Offerings

Saladworks announces that new panini sandwiches are now available. The available selection includes Buffalo Chicken, Turkey Melt, Chicken Mozzarella, and Caprese panini served on grilled, seasoned sourdough bread.

The Buffalo Chicken Panini blends Saladworks’ original, spicy buffalo sauce and creamy bleu cheese dressing on sliced chicken breast with mozzarella cheese.

The Turkey Melt, a classic menu item, gets the Saladworks touch with sliced turkey, bacon, and cheddar cheese melted with rustic thousand island dressing.

Where’s the Money Now?

Many are seeing glimmers of recovery, or even making their own opportunities.

Credit flowed so freely before the recession that people in the restaurant industry often use hyperbole to describe how easy it was to get financing before the collapse.

“I could have gotten my dog a loan three years ago,” says Paul Steck, president of Saladworks.

“The perception was, anyone who can breathe can borrow,” says Mitch Jacobs, founder of On Deck Capital, a lending technology company that works extensively with restaurant operators.