Salata Makes Entryway Into South Texas

Grafton Way Restaurant Group Signs Development Agreement for The Valley

HOUSTON - Jan. 11, 2018 // PRNewswire // - Salata, the Houston-based fast-casual salad restaurant brand, is proud to announce expansion plans in partnership with franchisee Grafton Way Restaurant Group. Over the next five years, Grafton Way will open eight Salata locations across The Valley in Texas, including Victoria, Laredo, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, and McAllen, marking the brand's entryway into each of these local markets.

"Grafton Way Restaurant Group has always endeavored to make valuable investments in The Greater Houston area and we are looking forward to developing the Salata brand in The Valley," said Karim Haji, Chief Executive Officer of Grafton Way Restaurant Group.

Salata and Grafton Way Restaurant Group reveal plans for expansion on the heels of reopening Salata in Kingwood, Texas in December after the original property closed due to Hurricane Harvey. The Kingwood restaurant is the second Salata restaurant for Grafton Way after opening Salata in Westlake Marketplace in Houston, Texas in November. Plans for continued growth amplify the health-focused lifestyle that stands as a cornerstone of the Salata brand. A gluten-free certified group of restaurants with over 70 locations, Salata not only encourages, but guides patrons toward body wellness through nutrient-rich foods. Guests are able to choose from an array of lettuces, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, seeds, nuts, chicken, seafood and vegan proteins. All dressings, soups and sauces are house-made, solidifying Salata's holistic commitment to health.

"Grafton Way's continued investment in Salata illustrates our commitment to the progressive and community-involved lifestyle that the brand represents. We are thrilled to be growing our presence in communities seeking access to restaurants serving delicious, healthy options at a competitive price," said Tony Kyoumjian Co-Founder of Salata.

Fatigued by repetitive salad toppings? Salata, the Houston-based fast-casual salad restaurant, makes the case for inspired intervention by serving fully customizable, tossed-to-order salads and wraps from a selection of more than 50 fresh and pure ingredients including twelve lean proteins such as pesto grilled chicken, baked salmon and falafel. Additional offerings include ten house-made dressings, hand-cut croutons and pita chips, seasoned and baked in house; signature soups such as tomato basil, broccoli and chipotle white bean; and a state-of-the-art beverage station with tea taps. Taps deliver house-made teas and lemonades through a system resembling that of draft beer. Salata is pleased to offer organic teas such as plum cinnamon, tropical green tea and black china, and signature lemonades such as peach lemonade, raspberry lemonade and prickly pear limeade.

The forthcoming Salata locations in The Valley will serve to further Salata's growing national imprint. The Salata name has become synonymous with fresh, delicious and pure food. Salata is the quintessential advocate for healthy dining options, and aims to rejuvenate market foodscapes by continuing its mission to spotlight bold and healthful ingredients. For more information about Salata please visit

About Salata

Founded in 2005, Houston-based Salata is ranked among the fastest-growing small chains in the U.S. by Restaurant Business. Salata has more than 70 corporate-owned and franchise locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Georgia and Southern California and plans to open in multiple new markets, starting with Florida in 2018. For more information, visit or



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