CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - Jan. 15, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, is opening a new location in North Jersey. The new Saladworks location will be located at 37 Chestnut Street in Ridgewood, NJ.
Saladworks will be celebrating the opening of its Ridgewood location by offering free soup with the purchase of any entrée the week of the 21st and $5 salads the week of the 28th.
The store is owned by Bob Gallo, a long-time Ridgewood resident and first-time Saladworks owner. After working in the law and real estate development industries, Gallo wanted to get into quick service restaurants – and found Saladworks to be the perfect partner to bring healthy faire to Ridgewood. Saladworks in Ridgewood hopes to fill a gap in the town’s dining options by providing a nutritious alternative to the current options in the area.
“When I saw Saladworks, I knew that it’d fit right into Ridgewood,” Gallo said. “It’s a strong franchise with good longevity. Saladworks has grown the right way in the past few years and isn’t going anywhere. Salads are not a fad.”
New Jersey was the birthplace of the Saladworks concept, and Ridgewood will be the 35th location in the state for Saladworks. “New Jersey has often been referred to as ‘salad country’ because it’s where we have our roots,” said Chairman and CEO John Scardapane. “Ridgewood is one of the many locations that we plan to add to North Jersey in 2013. We are looking forward to turning Ridgewood consumers into Saladworks fans.”
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 customers the opportunity to create their own customized fresh salad, which is expertly prepared in plain view by an extensively-trained Saladworks team member. Customers can choose from one of 12 classic Signature Salads or create their own fresh masterpiece. All of Saladworks’ ingredients are chopped fresh daily in every location across the country. Saladworks isn’t just salads, either - proprietary soups, fresh wraps, hot Panini sandwiches and Fusion sandwiches are offered at locations.
Saladworks, celebrating its 26th year in operation, is the nation’s first and largest fresh-salad franchise concept. Operating 105 locations in 13 states with more than 100 units in development, Saladworks offers a wide menu of flavorful salads, signature dressings, proprietary soups and Fusion and Panini sandwiches. With the addition of the True Nutrition menu, Saladworks’ signature salads average only 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.