Saladworks announced that it named Jason D. Mattes its vice president of franchise development.

Mattes’ franchise career started at Netspace, a nationwide provider of DSL and wireless broadband Internet. Before joining Saladworks, Mattes managed a staff at Cruise Planners, the largest home-based travel agent network.

At Saladworks, Mattes’ main focus is directing the chain’s franchise expansion efforts.

“Saladworks has spent the last two years gearing up for national expansion in spite of the economy,” says Saladworks’ founder and CEO, John Scardapane. “Bringing Jason on board with his vast experience is a perfect fit for our aggressive growth model, and an integral piece in the puzzle of nationwide expansion.”

Mattes joins Saladworks as the franchise concept continues to expand in new markets coast to coast. Saladworks’ entrance into Orange County, California, and Knox County, Tennessee, is planned for late 2010 and early 2011.

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