CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - August 17, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, is opening its first Saladworks in Richmond, at The Corner at Short Pump on 11845 West Broad St.
Saladworks celebrates the opening of the Richmond, VA location by offering $5 salads to all customers on August 20th and 21st. Saladworks is also extending the celebration on Saturday, August 25th by offering $5 salads and family-friendly activities such as face painting and hourly prize giveaways to all Corner at Short Pump shoppers.
Richmond Saladworks is co-owned and operated by Kevin Long and Travis Miller, who have been friends and tennis partners since childhood. Both Kevin and Travis spent much of their careers in the financial industry. During the economic downturn, they saw a unique opportunity to realize the American dream and own their own business. After months of searching for a new enterprise, they returned to an old passion that they both share: food. Saladworks’ successful track record and dedication to customer service appealed to Kevin and Travis. They looked at numerous brands before opening a Saladworks franchise. “We’re excited to be the first to bring this kind of healthy food to Richmond,” said Long. “There just isn’t anything else like it here.”
Travis Miller is dedicated to the enrichment of the community where both he and Long were raised. “We’re not out-of-towners, opening a business and forgetting about it,” Miller said. “We have every intention to support the community we grew up in.”
Richmond Saladworks will be the third location in the state of Virginia. “We’ve had great success in Virginia and are looking forward to duplicating that in Richmond,” said Chairman and CEO John Scardapane. “Virginia is a natural next step for Saladworks’ expansion. We feel that the people of Richmond are craving a fast, healthy dining option and Saladworks is ready to provide that experience.”
A fusion of fanatic’ly fresh and healthy menu items along with passionate customer service define the experience each guest receives at every Saladworks location. Saladworks offers all fans the opportunity to create their own fresh salad, which is then expertly prepared in front of them by a Saladworks team member. They can also choose from one of 12 Signature Salads. All of Saladworks’ offerings are chopped fresh daily in every location across the county. Saladworks also offers proprietary soups, fresh wraps, hot Panini sandwiches and Fusion sandwiches.
Saladworks, celebrating its 25th year in operation, is the nation’s first and largest fresh-salad franchise concept, operating 104 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.