October 18, 2011 // Franchising.com // CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – Saladworks’ same-store sales rose an average of 15 percent in September and October when compared with the same week in 2010.
The company credits the jump in sales to the addition of its pick-two combo meals to its menu, along with its current award-winning TV commercials. “Combos are a brand-new menu item that was introduced earlier this year,” said John Scardapane Chariman/CEO. “We can absolutely see a correlation between the time the ads began running and an increase in combo meal sales.”
In addition to the Saladworks restaurants being more profitable, there’s been an increase in franchise sales. The company’s franchise sales revenues have grown 169% from 2010-2011, year to date.
“Saladworks’ support really sets us apart from other franchise concepts in our industry, and we believe that support starts from day one,” said Scardapane.
Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh salad franchise concept operates around 100 franchise locations in 12 states. In addition to existing stores, the chain currently has more than 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. For more information on franchising or True Nutrition, please visit http://www.saladworks.com