Industry News | March 26, 2011

Healthy Menu Items Abound at Saladworks

Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, announced the addition of brand new menu items for their fans. 

Barilla Whole Grain wheat rotini pasta is now available in the salad case, along with more than 50 other fresh ingredients.

Saladworks’ white Radiatorre pasta has been a favorite among customers in signature salads like the Turkey Club and Tivoli, as well as in create-your-own salads.  After testing the wheat rotini pasta for several months, Saladworks found that 30 to 40 percent of customers chose wheat pasta and were pleased with the new healthy option.

Barilla Whole Grain is all-natural and a source of fiber, made with 51 percent whole wheat, providing the nutrients and benefits of whole grains and three times the fiber of traditional pasta. Increasing whole grain intake can help reduce the risk of heart disease, improve blood pressure, and reduce the risk of asthma. 

Saladworks’ is also introducing new soups, including Asparagus & Pea, Lasagna, and Loaded Baked Potato soups. All three soups are less than 200 calories per serving.

Two fresh vegetables easily combine in Asparagus & Pea soup to make a soothing and satisfying addition to lunch or dinner. 

Lasagna noodles and ground beef simmer in a thick sauce of diced tomatoes, onions, and green bell peppers in this new soup. 

Finally, potatoes get punched up with all the classic fixings in this creamy and comforting soup.

“Saladworks fans want variety – which is one reason why our create-your-own salad is so popular.  We recognize this and are proud to add wheat pasta and three new soups to our menu,” says John Scardapane, founder and CEO.  “We’re always listening to our fans’ feedback, and striving to give them more healthy options to choose from in our already plentiful menu.”