CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, has opened a new location in Centerville Square Shopping Center, Lancaster, PA.
This is the third restaurant location for Lancaster-based Saladworks franchisees Curtis High and Jordan Rideout and they are currently developing a fourth, slated to open by the end of the year. High school friends turn business partners, High and Rideout each had more than a decade of experience in operations at a restaurant franchise and a large retail construction store, respectively. High says even though he managed a fast food restaurant, he often found himself seeking out Saladworks' healthy, fresh offerings at lunch time. Rideout says he also was a fan of Saladworks and it took him mere moments to make up his mind when High proposed the subject of a partnership.
"Saladworks has been tremendous for us. When we opened our first location in 2006 in Lititiz, PA, Saladworks actively guided us through the whole process, from signing the lease to opening the restaurant and maximizing profitability. Thanks to the support of the Saladworks team, we have opened a new location every single year. Their mentorship has been simply invaluable."
High and Rideout are seeing robust growth at all of their locations. "Sales have been really strong. People just love our salads! We take pride in the fact that we are serving people healthy food and revitalizing our hometown's economy at the same time." The Centerville location is doubly special for High because it is in the school district that he grew up attending.
With the addition of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania Saladworks, the salad franchise now has over 40 locations statewide. The franchise is expanding nationwide and will open 25 locations by the end of 2011. Another 46 locations are under development to open in 2012.
"Curtis and Jordan are two of our most entrepreneurial franchisees and we're watching their growth with a lot of excitement," 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 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 http://www.saladworks.com