Just Salad is celebrating Gay Pride Month as an official sponsor of NYC Pride. The 28-location salad chain will unveil a pride-themed salad, “The Big Gay Garden Salad” on June 1 in all of its U.S. stores.
“From our cashiers to our choppers to our management team, the LGBT community is a big part of our company, so of course we’re happy to be supporting NYC Pride,” says CEO and cofounder Nick Kenner.
“We are proud to be able to show our customers how much we support the LGBT community,” Kenner says, who will also be walking in the Gay Pride March with about 50 Just Salad employees. They’ll be wearing custom-made #justproud T-shirts designed for Pride.
The Big Gay Garden Salad is a 275-calorie vegetarian salad featuring romaine, red cabbage tomatoes, avocado, carrots, banana peppers, and croutons. $1 from each salad sold will benefit NYC Pride.
"NYC Pride is thrilled to be a part of this exciting promotion that will allow us to raise crucial funds to help create the largest series of LGBT Pride events in the United States,” says Chris Frederick, NYC Pride managing director. "With over 2.1 million expected in attendance this year, we wouldn't be able to produce events of this scale without the support of Just Salad."