CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept is extremely excited to announce major growth accomplishments in 2014, setting up 2015 to be the 'Year of the Salad!'
Saladworks, opened 15 new restaurants in 2014 and expanded to new markets including Morgantown, West Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Greensboro, North Carolina, Seattle, Washington, Rochester, NY, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bowling Green, Kentucky and Franklin, Tennessee. To continue its successes in International expansion, Saladworks opened four new locations in Singapore, Dubai and Canada. The company also brought on new franchisees representing future locations. in both new and existing markets such as Rehoboth Beach, DE, Irving, TX, Scranton, PA and Kuwait.
Additionally, Saladworks upheld its limited-time only seasonal salad tradition with a spring and fall selection; 'The SpringFit Salad' debuted in the Spring, a blend of crisp romaine, iceberg, and spring mix lettuce, all natural chicken, egg whites, snow peas, shredded carrots, toasted almonds and fresh red grapes with lemon sesame vinaigrette dressing. In the Fall, fans raved over 'The Farm Fresh Salad', a mix of crisp field greens and baby kale, house roasted butternut squash, farm fresh turkey tenderloins, all natural feta cheese, and garden-fresh red grapes, crowned with candied walnuts and topped with housemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette dressing.
In 2015, Saladworks expects to open 17 new restaurants both nationally and internationally. The first locations in 2015 include openings in Grand Rapids, MI. Boston, MA, Doha, Qatar and Richmond, VA.
Saladworks took part in its largest fundraising event to date, being the finish line sponsor for the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure®, taking place on Mother's Day, 2014 in Center City Philadelphia. Saladworks' sponsorship was a key element to ensure the success of the massive race, which requires dozens of sponsors at all levels to fund the event. The Race has raised an average of $3.2 million to support breast cancer education, awareness, early detection, treatment and survivor support programs in Komen Philadelphia's service area, as well as research
"We are very pleased with our growth over the past year, and believe our ability to grow in an increasingly competitive market is a testament to the quality of our food, the strength of our brand and the loyalty of our fans", commented Chairman and CEO John Scardapane. "We are eager to take advantage of the growing global appetite for our offering and remain committed to delivering delicious food, exceptional customer service and continuous innovation. We are also focused on building our team of experienced and seasoned franchise partners and believe each of these elements will remain key components to sustaining our brand's momentum in 2015 and beyond."
Saladworks, celebrating its 28th year in operation, is the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept. Operating 112 locations both domestically and internationally with more than 100 units in development, Saladworks' menu boasts a fusion of fanatic'ly fresh and healthy items with their Signature salads averaging less than 300 calories. Customers needing information relative to nutritional or allergens can visit the Saladworks website for a wide array of interactive information at their fingertips. 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. In addition to salads and signature dressings, Saladworks offers complementary items such as seasonal limited-time-only offerings, proprietary soups and Fusion and Panini sandwiches. Saladworks customers are rewarded for their patronage by participating in the Saladworks loyalty program. For a number of years, Saladworks has been named by Entrepreneur magazine as the nation's number-one salad franchise., In addition, Saladworks has been inducted into QSR Magazine's 'Franchise Deal Hall of Fame'; Inc.'s 500/5000; and Philadelphia Business Journal's Best Places to Work. For more information, visit www.saladworks.com. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/saladworks) and Twitter (twitter.com/saladworks)
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