CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, is proud to announce an agreement to develop the Rehoboth Beach, DE area with its first Saladworks location. This location will bring the fifth Saladworks to Delaware later this year.
New franchisee, Tajesh Patel, is no stranger to franchising. Patel grew two wireless cell phone provider franchise locations into five in just three years. Patel had expansion on his mind, and when a friend of his signed another agreement with Saladworks for locations in North Carolina, he decided that Saladworks was the best choice for his first venture into quick service restaurant franchising.
"I always wanted to be involved in different types of business, and I've been a Saladworks customer for many years. When my friend said he was opening locations in North Carolina, all the pieces fit together," Patel said.
Delaware is a key piece in the salad franchise's expansion. Patel and another franchisee are in the site selection process and Saladworks currently has a store under construction in Delaware, set to open at the Millcreek Shopping Center in Wilmington in early summer.
"From my franchise experience, Saladworks more than met my expectations from a franchisor," Patel said. "I am very excited to get started!"
"We want to expand our already successful stores in Delaware, and this agreement is helping us to do so," said Founder/CEO, John Scardapane. "We are thrilled to see Tajesh Patel shift from a loyal customer to a new franchisee in the Saladworks system."
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.