CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, has been named the nation's #1 salad franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for 2010.
In the magazine's 31th Annual Franchise 500® rankings, released in the January 2010 edition, Saladworks was honored for the second year in a row with the top spot in the "Salad Restaurants" category. The Franchise 500® 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. Additionally, Saladworks has been named one of the 10 best franchise deals by industry-leading trade publication, QSR Magazine.
"We take pride in providing 'America's Best Salads' to our customers," said CEO, John Scardapane. "This ranking validates our dedication to our franchisees and staff, and as a team we will continue to maintain our corporate culture and customer-driven values to provide a fanatical customer experience in 2010 and beyond."
Planning for the future, Saladworks will provide even more support for its franchisees and their stores. From guaranteed financing to improved training programs to menu development, the top salad franchise is looking forward to another successful decade.
"Saladworks is honored to be named the nation's number one salad franchise for the second consecutive year. We will continue to work to ensure that we can provide added value to our customers while providing a strong bottom line for our franchisees," Scardapane said.
Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept operates over 100 franchise locations in 11 states. In addition to its existing stores, the chain currently has over 60 units in development across the country. Saladworks locations offer a "fanatic'ly fresh" menu of flavorful salads with signature dressings, proprietary soups and Focaccia Fusion sandwiches.