Salata Adds Nutrition Expert to Development Team

Houston-based Salata is building its research and development team to support its expansive growth and to meet customer demand for choice and nutrition.

Claire LeBoeuf will join the growing chain’s research and development team, supporting Salata director of product development David Laborde. Her primary responsibilities include new product development, nutritional research and analysis, and recipe development.

Salata Invites Guests to Eat Light at Night

Health experts agree that eating a lighter dinner filled with lean proteins, veggies, and fruits helps manage weight, sleep patterns, and energy levels. Salata wants to encourage good habits by bringing back its popular Eat Light at Night promotion, a money-saving offers redeemable after 4 p.m. from September 8 through October 20 at all participating Salata locations in Texas, California, and Illinois.

Salata Opens First Illinois Restaurant

Salata will celebrate the grand opening of its first Illinois location on Thursday, September 4. The 2,200-square-foot restaurant is at 1083 E. Lake Cook Road in the Lexington Commons Plaza in Wheeling.

The Wheeling Salata will be Salata’s 39th in the U.S. To celebrate its newest location, the restaurant will give away a free salad or salad wrap and signature drink to the first 39 guests to dine on grand opening day. The daylong celebration will also include additional giveaways.

Smooth Transition

Whether or not consumers are flocking to the better-for-you items they’re demanding from quick-serve restaurants is up for debate, but there’s really no argument about yogurt’s success. The dairy product’s growth is hard to ignore; according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, yogurt production doubled between 2002 and 2012 to meet demand.

Salata Adds More Green to Its Menu this Spring

Houston-based Salata, the “Next Generation Salad Bar,” offers fresh, healthy choices on its salad bar this spring with the addition of four new seasonal items. The restaurant will offer kale, asparagus, green beans, and zucchini for guests to customize their salads and salad wraps. The spring bounty will be available at Salata’s 30 locations in Texas and California from March 17 to May 16.


What Women Want

Meet Jane. At 38-and-a-half years old, Jane is a married mother of two and the breadwinner in her family. Statistically, she represents the average age and has the average number of children born to an American woman, according to the Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook. She’s among a growing female population that serves as the primary source of income for households with children under 18—a population that has grown from 11 percent in 1960 to 40 percent today, according to Pew Research’s Breadwinner Moms report based on the most recent census.