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.

Salata Sets Sights On New Units In San Antonio, Austin, TX

Houston, Texas–based Salata—a salad bar chain specializing in fresh, tossed-to-order salads and salad wraps—announces a new franchisee with plans to open up two new markets for the growing chain in San Antonio and Austin, Texas.

Under a franchise agreement, San Antonio restaurateurs Pat Hanlon and Tom McCarthy will open five Salata restaurants in San Antonio and seven in Austin. Their first Salata opens in September in San Antonio’s popular Huebner Oaks Shopping Center.