Snappy Salads, the award-winning, eco-friendly salad restaurant, will open its first Houston location in May at 1920 Fountain View Drive, just south of San Felipe. Snappy Salads was established in 2006 and has grown to 11 locations in north Texas with plans for expansion into Houston and Austin.
“We’re excited to offer our high-quality salads to our fellow Texans in the Houston area. There are a lot of uninspired salads out there, but Houstonians will now be able to enjoy center-of-the-plate salads like our popular Grilled Avocado or the nutrient-dense Bam Bam Salad,” says Chris Dahlander, CEO. “We’re making it easy for more people to eat salads on a daily basis.”
Snappy Salads elevates salads to entrée status by using honest ingredients that easily satisfy a hearty appetite. Snappy Salads sources wild-caught Alaskan salmon, grass-fed beef, sustainably grown tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil, and EDTA-free products.
Dressings, produce, and soups are prepared on-site daily and served with a generous helping of genuine smiles. For example, limes are squeezed by hand for the Chipotle-Lime Vinaigrette that goes on the number one selling salad, the Grilled Avocado Salad. Fresh parsley is the main ingredient that guests appreciate in the Sweet Parsley Vinaigrette that dresses the Bam Bam Salad.
Understanding that there’s never enough time in the day, Snappy Salads trains team members to live up to its name. Guests can order in line and online – both with the goal of serving guests as quickly as possible so they can spend more time doing whatever is more important to them, rather than waiting on their meal.
The Houston location continues the eco-friendly initiatives that were established at Snappy Salads’ first location in 2006. Long communal tables are made from salvaged wood, lighting is energy-efficient, takeout containers and utensils are biodegradable, cups are made from corn, and the most notable – paper straws. Electronic waste recycling events held in Dallas recently diverted more than 19,000 pounds of toxic waste from local landfills and plans are to also offer this service to Houstonians.
“It is my goal to not only provide our guests with high-quality, healthy dining alternatives, but also to lower our impact on the environment,” Dahlander says. “We have set the bar higher when it comes to social responsibility and want to be the example of how a company can balance environmental initiatives with the bottom line.”
Snappy Salads Houston is tentatively scheduled to open on Thursday, June 1. Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Snappy Salads will offer catering, delivery, call-ahead, and online ordering.