CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, announces an agreement with a multi-unit developer for six locations in Bergen County, NJ. The agreement plans for one store to open per year for the first four years and two stores for the fifth year. The first store of this new agreement is slated to open later this year.
"I wanted to help develop the North Jersey market and becoming a part of this cooperative and energetic team is helping me do so." .New franchisee for the Bergen County, NJ agreement, Bob Gallo of Ridgewood, NJ currently works in real estate development and construction. Looking for an opportunity where he could work for himself, keep a steadier income, and expand quickly, Gallo turned an eye to Saladworks.
"Saladworks was the most attractive franchise to me because of the support they offer to new and existing franchisees," Gallo said. "I wanted to help develop the North Jersey market and becoming a part of this cooperative and energetic team is helping me do so."
With the addition of these six stores over the next five years, Saladworks will have over 40 locations in its home state of New Jersey. With the southern part of the state nearly saturated with locations, the franchise will continue its focus on expanding the densely populated Northern New Jersey market to better serve its fans.
"Coming from a real estate and construction background, I am excited to start the process of building out the 3G model Saladworks. I'm proud to help build both the Saladworks brand and national presence," Gallo said.
"Bob Gallo is a welcome addition to our multi-unit franchisees, as well as to the Northern New Jersey market," said Founder/CEO, John Scardapane. "The majority of Saladworks franchisees are multi-unit operators, which is a testament to their loyalty to the brand and the scalability of Saladworks."
Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept operates over 100 franchise locations in 12 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, Fusion and panini sandwiches. With the addition of the True Nutrition menu, Saladworks' varieties of signature salads all average less than 300 calories. Saladworks was voted the nation's number one salad franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for 2009, 2010, and 2011. For more information on franchising or True Nutrition, please visit www.saladworks.com.