Industry News | April 24, 2013

MAD Greens Keeps Up Local Image with New Partner, Salad

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MAD Greens, a local leader in fresh, healthy lunch and dinner options, has underscored its commitment to local sourcing by partnering with Boulder, Colorado–based Olomomo Nut Company to create a unique salad for its menu.

The Olomomo Salad—inspired by the nut company’s all-natural, healthy, artisan nuts—combines MAD Greens’ ingredients, including baby greens, apples, Feta cheese, and dried cranberries, with Olomomo Cherry Vanilla Dream almonds.

The result is a fresh, crunchy, crave-able creation with a slightly sweet, creamy, and tangy flavor.

“We were really excited when MAD Greens said they wanted to make a salad using our Cherry Vanilla Dream almonds,” says Olomomo CEO Mark Owens. “Based on their culinary expertise and unique salads, we knew that the result would be amazing, and we weren’t disappointed.”

The Olomomo Salad first debuted on MAD Greens’ menu in late 2012 as a limited-time offer. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, it is now a permanent fixture on the menu.

In addition to its partnership with Olomomo, last month MAD Greens announced a deal that names Longmont, Colorado–based Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese the company’s exclusive supplier of goat cheese, affirming its support of Colorado-based companies and the use of fresh, quality ingredients.

“MAD Greens is always looking for new flavors and ingredients to come up with tasty combinations,” says MAD Greens cofounder and CEO Marley Hodgson. “We have a history of working with other innovative companies to create new, interesting entrees for our menu.

“A key part of our mission in building the company has been to offer as much support as possible to local companies, and we actively seek out new ways to establish and maintain these relationships,” he adds.