Chavez also noticed the impact Opus has on existing employees. For example, if management notices a team member needs new training on a certain process, Opus provides an easy way to offer specific refresher courses.
“It teaches the team member our culture, and I believe that’s the main factor that is keeping them with us and continuing to grow in our company,” says Chavez.
This increased understanding of company culture and values has allowed Just Salad employees across the country to contribute to the company’s overall sustainability goals. For example, through its partnership with Too Good To Go (TGTG), Just Salad’s end-of-day leftover food is repurposed into surprise bags for its customers. In the past 12 months, the program has saved 71,339 meals and removed 178.35 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere.
Just Salad was able to educate employees about Too Good to Go and the role they were playing in making a difference through Opus. With the help of over 700 employees who completed the sustainability training across its 74 locations, Just Salad has already reduced in-store food waste by 10 percent.
For Chavez, it is results like that which help illustrate how Opus has been an instrumental tool in training and connecting with team members of the fast-growing brand.
“It really has opened the door for us connecting with the new generation,” Chavez says.
By Elijah Larson