HOUSTON - March 9, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Houston-based Salata, the fast-growing custom salad and salad wrap restaurant company, has announced its 26,000-square-foot corporate complex in West Houston. Located on nearly two acres at 16720 Park Row, build-out on the facility began in January. Completion is estimated for summer 2015.
"Our chain has doubled in size, and we're rapidly outgrowing our humble headquarters near our first restaurant," said Salata Founder and CEO Berge Simonian. "The new headquarters gives our hardworking, dedicated management staff a solid base, while the investment in a state-of-the-art facility supports our growth."
The headquarters will house offices for the chain's corporate employees, a training restaurant for franchisees and managers and a production facility for the brand's proprietary house-made dressings, soups and sauces. Salata stands alone in its category with this type of dedicated production facility.
"Since the beginning, Salata has made its own custom dressings, soups and sauces, and we're proud to share them with our loyal guests," said Simonian. "The new production facility emphasizes our commitment to quality and allows Salata to stand out among its competitors."
Another unique feature of the new headquarters is the 2,500-square-foot restaurant located at the street level. Open to the public during regular lunch hours, it will also serve as a test kitchen and training restaurant. Neighborhood patrons may have the opportunity to test new ingredients – or stick to their favorites.
The chain currently operates 42 locations in Texas, California and Illinois and plans to open 20 additional units in 2015.
Salata restaurants offer completely customizable salads and salad wraps made with a variety of more than 50 fresh, healthy ingredients. Unlike its competitors, salads and wraps are assembled and tossed by staff and then sold for a set price rather than by weight. Freshly prepared soups, fresh-baked breads and desserts are also available. All locations are gluten-free certified and, in late 2014, vegan proteins were added to the lineup.
For more information about Salata, please visit www.salata.com.
Founded in 2005, Houston-based Salata has more than 40 corporate-owned and franchise locations in Texas, Illinois and Southern California and currently has signed agreements to open 40 more by the end of 2016. The "Next Generation Salad Bar" concept is gluten-free certified and offers tossed-to-order salads and wraps made from a selection of more than 50 fresh, pure ingredients including an array of lettuces, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, seeds, nuts, chicken, seafood and vegan proteins. All of Salata's dressings, soups and sauces are house-made. Freshly made soups, breads, desserts and signature teas and lemonades round out the menu. For more information, go to www.salata.com or www.facebook.com/mysalata.