Saladworks signs first franchise deals of 2011 2011-03-04
Posted Date March 2011
By: Fast Casual
Saladworks has announced its first multi-unit agreements in 2011 with two new franchisees to open a combined four locations. The restaurants will be located in Virginia’s Fairfax and Loudoun Counties and Virginia Beach. The first location for both territories is slated to open in early 2012.
New franchisee for Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, Mike Lord, spent 25 years in engineering. Lord, of Sterling, Va., recalled visiting a Saladworks in New Jersey years before.
“When I was finally ready to make a career change, I looked into franchising and did a lot of due diligence on several concepts. I quickly found myself gravitating toward Saladworks. I knew I could be successful because I truly believe in the product and the system,” he said.
The second franchisee is Abdul “Abby” Attal, who will open the location in Virginia Beach.
These agreements support Saladworks’ expansion in Virginia, with deals already signed for Richmond. In 2010, Saladworks awarded 48 new franchise locations to new and existing franchises.