May 04, 2010 // Franchising.com // CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-- Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, announces an agreement with a multi-unit developer for three locations in the Knoxville/ Knox County, TN area. The first Saladworks location in this market is slated to open at the end of the year.
New Saladworks franchisees, Kevin and Alana Marsh, are seasoned franchisees that chose Saladworks as their first foray into the restaurant business.
"We selected Saladworks because it is both profitable and sustainable," said Kevin Marsh. "Saladworks is a great business opportunity that lets us bring jobs, develop our community, and ultimately provide a place where consumers can go for a fresh, healthy meal."
Saladworks has grown substantially from its humble beginnings in a mall food court in Southern New Jersey. The original salad franchise concept now proudly provides fresh, made-to-order, entrée-sized salads in over 100 locations coast to coast. The Knoxville, TN agreement is yet another multi-unit deal signed in the first quarter alone, following an agreement for eight stores in Orange County, CA.
"It was a real pleasure to tour Tennessee and meet with so many friendly, gracious people in the Knox County area during our recent real estate tour," said Founder/CEO, John Scardapane. "Saladworks is thrilled about our expansion and we look forward to introducing America's Best Salads to the people of Tennessee."
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. Saladworks' True Nutrition guide to healthy eating introduces signature salads averaged less than 300 calories and new "Powerhouse Food" ingredients. Saladworks was voted the nation's number one salad franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for 2009 and 2010.