Saladworks

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.

Saladworks Comes to Connecticut as Brand Expands

Saladworks, the nation's No. 1 fresh-tossed salad franchise, announced the grand opening of its first location in Connecticutat the Westfield Trumbull Mall's dining terrace on Friday. The opening of Saladworks in Connecticutis the first of the franchise's long list of store openings in new markets. Fans can anticipate new stores in California, Texas, and North Carolinain early 2011.

Fast Food Fast

In the quick-service world, there is a clear expectation for customers who join the drive-thru or in-store queue: to get quality food fast. While the tough economy forced many restaurants to streamline business, experts warn that quick serves must remain just that—quick. 

“Speed of service is in direct correlation to your overall retail sales,” says John Scardapane, founder and CEO of Philadelphia-based Saladworks.

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