California to See Three More Saladworks Stores in Orange County Deal 2011-03-10
Posted Date March 2011
Saladworks announced an agreement with a multi-unit developer for three locations in the Orange County, California area. The first new store under the new deal will open at the end of 2011.
In 2010, Saladworks, the quick-service concept specializing in salads, panini, and fusion sandwiches, signed two separate deals for a total of 11 stores in Orange County. Under this agreement, the first location is slated to open in Costa Mesa, CA on April 1 of this year.
“When I read about the first set of stores coming to California I thought, ‘this is me,’” said Karen Weber, the new three-store franchisee. “I was looking into a lot of different concepts at the time, but I couldn’t get behind them. I couldn’t get involved with a franchise that didn’t provide healthy food to its customers. To me, Saladworks was the perfect fit.”
Weber is one of many franchisees outside of the concept’s core market that have signed on to be a part of Saladworks’ recent turbo-charged growth. Locations in brand new markets including Knoxville, TN and Durham, NC have opened within the last six months, with openings in CA, TX, and MD in the pipeline.
“This agreement practically sells out Orange County, and is just the beginning of Saladworks’ west coast expansion,” said Founder and CEO, John Scardapane. “Our Orange County franchisees, like Karen Weber, are seeing this development to fruition, and are truly an integral part of our growth.”
Saladworks, a leading QSR salad franchise concept operates over 100 franchise locations in 12 states. In addition to its existing stores, the chain currently has over 60 units in development across the country. Saladworks was voted the nation’s number one salad franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for 2009, 2010, and 2011. saladworks.com