Saladworks Announces Major Sales Growth

As more Americans choose healthy eating options, sales at Saladworks soar

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept has entered a period of record shattering sales growth. Beating out the majority of its competition, Saladworks announces same store sales for the second quarter up 4 percent over the same quarter last year and 9.3 percent growth for year to date.

Saladworks has emerged as the powerhouse in made to order, entrée sized salads. "The popularity of salad is greater than ever," said John Scardapane Chairman/CEO. "At a time when many concepts are scrambling to add salads to their menu, we have been perfecting fresh, made-to-order salads for twenty six years - we are the nation's #1 salad franchise."

In addition to menu genius, the company has continued moving it's footprint of freshly designed locations across the country. Saladworks is rapidly expanding and has already opened stores in Virginia, Delaware, Florida, California, New Jersey and Illinois in 2012. Additional stores will continue to open throughout 2012 including stores in new markets such as Washington State, Louisiana, South Carolina, Texas, and Arizona. In addition, Saladworks will open its first of many International locations in Singapore toward the later part of 2012. And the line is rapidly growing for those that want to partake in the success. With more than 15 stores agreements already sold this year, 2012 is shaping up to be a robust year.

Also to date, Saladworks has joined the social media revolution now boasting a social influence manager on staff who has helped to double the number of Facebook fans and twitter followers as well as tripling engagement on our social media channels.

"This year is shaping up to be one for the record books," added Scardapane. "In addition to the same store sales increase, we are also on track to set a franchise sales record. As we head into the late summer and fall, we are poised for continued growth that's due in large part to our dedication to our customers by our franchise Brand Partners, top-notch crew members and hardworking corporate team."

About Saladworks

Saladworks, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is the nation's first and largest fresh-salad franchise concept, operating more than 100 locations in 13 states with more than 60 units in development. Saladworks offers a "fanatic'ly fresh" menu of flavorful salads, signature dressings, proprietary soups, Fusion and panini sandwiches. With the addition of the True Nutrition menu, Saladworks' signature salads average less than 300 calories. In 2012, Entrepreneur magazine named Saladworks the nation's number-one salad franchise, for the fourth year in a row. It is consistently listed on QSR's 10 Best Franchise Deals; Inc.'s 500/5000; and Philadelphia Business Journal's Best Places to Work. Scardapane was named 2011 CEO of the Year by SmartCEO. For more information, visit http://www.saladworks.com.

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