Salata will celebrate the grand opening of its first location in Austin on Thursday, April 10, in the Shops of Arbor Walk. The Houston-based chain has expanded rapidly this year, opening four restaurants to date in 2014, with 14 additional locations planned throughout the year.


The new location features Salata’s signature salads and salad wraps that are handmade and tossed for the customer from an unlimited choice of fresh, healthy ingredients – including lettuces, vegetables, beans, fruits, cheeses, seeds, nuts, house-made dressings, and more – for one set price, rather than by weight. Chicken, turkey, and seafood can be added for a small additional charge, and diners can also purchase freshly prepared soups, breads, and desserts. From now until May 16, guests can enjoy four new seasonal offerings including kale, asparagus, green beans, and zucchini.


The Shops of Arbor Walk Salata location is owned by San Antonio franchisees Pat Hanlon and Tom McCarthy and is operated by Kasey Hanlon, who is vice president of operations for the franchisee group. This is the first of seven locations the group plans to open in the Austin area over the next three years.


We look forward to introducing the first Salata restaurant to the Austin area,” says Kasey Hanlon. “We recently opened our first San Antonio location with great success and look forward to bringing this healthy dining establishment to the Shops of Arbor Walk.”


Catering to guests with special dietary needs, all Salata locations are gluten-free certified.


The 2,700-square-foot restaurant will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, Growth, News, Pizza, Salata