Saladworks Named Top Salad Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Franchise Jumps Nearly 200 Spots in the 30th Annual Franchise 500(R) Rankings

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Dec. 23 // PRNewswire // -- Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed, custom-made salad chain, has been named the nation's #1 salad franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for 2009.

In the magazine's 30th Annual Franchise 500(R) rankings, released in the January 2009 edition, Saladworks was honored with the rankings of #1 in category. Saladworks jumped up an astounding 194 spaces from its 2008 ranking.

"This ranking really validates our position as 'America's Best Salad,'" said CEO John Scardapane. "Our strong culture and dedication to delivering a fanatical customer experience, from the home office team to the franchisees and the hourly team members at every location, has enabled us to continue to grow our customer base and create fans."

Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500(R) is considered the world's best and most comprehensive list of franchises ranked based on financial strength and stability, growth rate and system size, among other criteria. This marks the fifth consecutive year Saladworks has been included in the Franchise 500.

"Saladworks will use this tremendous honor as further inspiration to continue with our aggressive expansion plans in 2009. We will open more company and franchise locations than ever before in Saladworks history," Scardapane said.

For more about Saladworks visit our new, "fanatic'ly fresh" Web site at http://www.saladworks.com.

ABOUT SALADWORKS

Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept has 102 franchise locations in nine states. In addition to the 103 stores, the chain currently has 194 units in development across the country. With the addition of Commerce Bank founder Vernon Hill II, Saladworks plans to grow to 1,000 stores utilizing a "turbo-charged" growth model. Saladworks locations offer a healthy menu of flavorful salads with signature dressings, as well as complimentary menu items.

SOURCE Saladworks

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