Industry News | July 8, 2008

Tossed Announces Winner of Salad Contest

Tossed, a fast casual salad eatery, announced the winner of its first annual salad recipe contest.

In celebration of National Salad Month this past May, Tossed invited its customers nationwide to put on their chef caps and concoct the salad of their dreams. Customers were encouraged to submit their original, unpublished recipe for a chance to have their culinary creation featured on Tossed menus across the country for the entire month of July. The company was overwhelmed by the creativity of the entries, yet the salad created by Jason Hiott of South Florida left a lasting impression on the judges’ palates.

“We selected Hiott as the winner because his salad was not only delicious but extremely creative and visually appealing as well,” says Eric Clark, vice president of operations. “We were extremely impressed with his ingenuity and know our customers will be too!” Hiott’s salad features baby field greens, baby spinach, roasted chicken, peppers, broccoli, mandarin oranges, pineapple, plantain chips, sunflower seeds, and honey sesame dressing. In addition to having his salad featured at Tossed restaurants across the country for the month of July, Hiott also received a $100 Tossed gift card, a catered meal for 10 people, and a gift basket to celebrate his victory. Tossed also awarded seven regional winners of the contest with a catered meal for 10 people from their local Tossed restaurant.

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