July 12, 2010 // Franchising.com // Conshohocken, PA – Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, announces today that Lorrie's Salad is available in all locations. Lorrie's Salad is a base of the freshest mixed lettuce leaves topped with toasted almonds, avocado slices, feta cheese chunks, roasted turkey breast, and crunchy pita chips finished with a fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing.
Lorrie Nixon of Covina, CA's salad is the second of three winners of the franchise's "Create-Your-Own Powerhouse Salad" contest. Winners received a $500 gift card and the opportunity to have their salad creation sold in stores as a seasonal salad.
"When I was creating my salad I was thinking about the Mediterranean in the summer, and I came up with feta cheese and pita chips," Nixon said. "I added avocado, a California staple, and just mixed all the things that I love together!"
"Out of the several thousand entries we received, an overwhelming majority included avocados. Avocados are packed with over 20 nutrients and essential fatty acids, which promote shiny hair and bright skin. Packed with vitamin E, avocados can even help protect your skin from UV damage," said John Scardapane, Saladworks' Founder/CEO. "Lorrie's Salad had a winning nutritional balance and flavor sensation making it the best choice for our summer seasonal salad. We're sure it will be a new fan favorite."
"I was so surprised to hear that I won, especially with more Saladworks stores coming to California," Nixon said. "I never guessed that something I liked would have turned out to be a winner!"
"Lorrie's Salad" will be available from July 12th to August 30th.
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. With the addition of the True Nutrition menu, Saladworks' varieties of signature salads are all 300 calories or less. Saladworks was voted the nation's number one salad franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for 2009 and 2010.