Chain: Salsarita's

Salsarita’s Sees Sale Lift Thanks to Drive Thrus

Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill, the popular and quickly growing chain based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is actively adding drive-thru locations and the addition is a welcome one. Recently Louisville, Kentucky franchisee, Steve and Pam Stallings added a drive-thru window to their existing location at 12915 Shelbyville Road in Louisville’s Middletown neighborhood. It features the chain’s […]

Salsarita’s Raises $22,000 for Hurricane Relief

Charlotte-based Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill held two separate fundraisers to benefit The Salvation Army’s relief efforts for both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. On August 31, the whole system quickly galvanized for Hurricane Harvey and donated $1 for all burritos sold on that day, totaling $10,000. Then, with Hurricane Irma’s devastation, Salsarita’s once again stepped […]

Salsarita’s Plans Even Bigger Growth for 2016

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, the popular fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain known for its depth of authentically inspired menu choices, is looking to outpace results from its successful 2015 as the brand continues to expand throughout the U.S. in 2016.       Twenty-fifteen proved to be a pivotal year that saw restaurant industry veteran Phil Friedman take greater control […]

Salsarita’s Set to Open in Lewisville, Texas

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina is arriving in Lewisville, Texas, courtesy of Barton & Agha, LLC. Set to open mid-summer, the Lewisville restaurant is one of six locations rolling out in the metroplex over a four-year period. Plano, Frisco, and Allen are the target areas for these locations. The principals of the company behind the deal are Mohammad […]

Salsarita’s Brings Back Mexican Chop Salad

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, the popular restaurant famous for its authentically inspired Mexican dishes, is bringing back its popular Mexican Chop Salad to locations across the country. Beginning May 11 and running for a limited time, Salsarita’s will reintroduce the Mexican Chop Salad to its menu of Mexican favorites, which includes tacos, burritos, and Salsarita’s fresh, […]

Salsarita’s Plans to Increase 2014 Growth Burst

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, the fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain known for its authentically inspired menu choices made to order with fresh ingredients, is looking to outpace results from its successful 2014 as the brand expands throughout the U.S.     In a year that saw restaurant industry veteran Phil Friedman take greater control of daily operations as CEO, […]

Salsarita’s Online Quiz Matches Visitors with Menu Items

Fans of Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina can reveal their own secret identities with its new online quiz. By visiting, visitors discover which Salsarita’s dish best complements their personality and share it online. The secret identities users receive are diverse— a fact which points to Salsarita’s own diversity throughout its menu, says Salsarita’s CEO and restaurant industry […]

First of 10 Planned Salsarita’s Opens in Mississippi

On October 6, 2014, Mississippi Franchise Development (MFD) opened the first of 10 planned Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina restaurants in Mississippi. Headed by Salsarita’s CEO and the company’s franchisor Phil Friedman, MFD announced the 10 restaurant development plan in 2012. The first of the planned Salsarita’s restaurants, located at 6582 Getwell Road in Southaven, represents the […]

Salsarita’s Heats Up with “BurHEATo” LTO

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina and PuckerButt Pepper Company have teamed up to create the “World’s Hottest Burrito.” The new limited time only menu item, featuring Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper, the Guinness World Record Holder for Hottest Chile Pepper, will be available at all restaurant locations nationwide now through September 22, 2014.   Developed by Salsarita’s Menu Development Manager, Chef […]

Salsarita’s Rings In March with Daily Specials

Salsarita’s, the Mexican cantina concept, will debut five new daily specials starting in March. These specials can be made into combo meals by adding chips with salsa, guacamole, or queso and a drink, and will be available alongside the restaurant’s popular two-taco combo meal. “Our new daily specials give guests more choices and offer a […]

Salsarita’s Launches World’s Hottest Burrito in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte-based Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina and Fort Mill-based PuckerButt Pepper Company have teamed up to create the World’s Hottest Burrito. The new menu item, featuring Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper, the Guinness World Record Holder for Hottest Chile Pepper, will be available at 11 Charlotte-area locations for a six-week trial period.  Developed by Salsarita’s menu development manager, […]

Phil Friedman Takes the Reins at Salsarita’s as CEO

After acquiring the company in 2011, Phil Friedman is stepping forward into a new active role as chief executive officer of Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina to begin the company’s major expansion efforts for 2014. Friedman, who was behind the planning and execution of growth at McAlister’s Deli and Panda Express, among other national brands, will use […]

Salsarita’s Focuses on Texas for Expansion

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina is expanding its presence in Texas thanks to a new multiunit development agreement with Barton & Agha LLC for North Texas, Plano, and Allen. Comprised of franchise veterans Mohammad Agha, Cayce Barton, and Chris Barton, who have over 100 years of franchising experience combined between them, the group will open six Salsarita’s […]

Salsarita’s Spices Up Its Menu with New Chili Offering

Salsarita’s, the Fresh Mexican Cantina, will debut Chili to its menu beginning Monday, February 3. Flavorful and smoky, the Chili is the perfect complement to Salsarita’s signature burritos and nachos. It will be available as both a side and a meal add-on. The chili will be available for a limited time only.   “The chili […]