the SAFE alternative to salad bars

What Does a Saladworks Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$125,000
Net Worth Required:$350,000
Total Investment:$163,724 - $452,292

Franchisor Details

Total Units:97
Year Founded:1986
Franchising Since:2001

Additional Details

Ranked #22, 2020 Top 100 Fast Casual Movers and Shakers

Saladworks Is The Leader In The Exploding Fast-Casual Restaurant Space

Delicious, Nutritious Salads From Saladworks!

Saladworks is the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise. Our model is simple: an efficient, easy to execute operation with strong unit economics. At the forefront of healthy dining, Saladworks offers fresh, made-to-order, entrée-sized salads, proprietary soups, and Focaccia Fusion sandwiches. Choose from over 60 fresh vegetables and salad toppings to create your own, mixed in the moment, personal favorite. With a nearly 30 year history, 97 open restaurants nationwide, and more in the development pipeline.

Saladworks is designed to operate within 250 to 2,300 square feet. Preferred locations include: end cap and in-line restaurants in strip centers, major mall food courts, transportation centers, ground floor sites in major office buildings and street-side locations with high pedestrian traffic, high-visibility in mid to upper-income areas.

Innovative and Growing Through Covid

Ranked number 22 among this year’s Top 100 Fast Casual Movers and Shakers, the Saladworks is currently experiencing impressive growth due to a rise in health-conscious consumer behaviors and its unique avenues for expansion, such as ghost kitchens, locations inside grocery stores, and locations across the likes of universities and military bases. By the end of 2020, Saladworks plans to open 30 new restaurants and have 50 more in development.

Our Fanatic'ly Fresh Support

Our support systems set us apart from the others. We will assist you with choosing a location and designing your store. We'll also help you with lease negotiations and approve all final lease agreements. Saladworks provides a four-week training and familiarization course covering all aspects of conducting business at Saladworks. This includes classroom training (Profit and Loss management, ServSafe®Certification) as well as in-store training for you and your management employees.

Multiple Location/Revenue Options:

  • Restaurant with made-to-order (by employees)
  • Grocery store bar (prepared by employees)
  • Automated vending machine model – ideal for hospitals and other locations
  • “Ghost kitchen” non retail location to fulfill app orders (and catering) – delivered to customer with delivery services

REEF Technology Partnership reported “Saladworks, the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad concept, announced today it has launched a partnership with REEF Technology, a Miami-based company that transforms parking lots and facilities into mobile ecosystems that seamlessly integrate a broad range of businesses….

While some of its REEF locations allow for walk-up orders, Saladworks will primarily use these mobile ecosystems as a means to accommodate a larger number and wider area of delivery orders. The centralized locations and ability to prepare food on-site promote the delivery of meals as efficiently and freshly as possible. Each site offers a menu of featured items, including Saladworks’ create-your-own and signature salads, wraps and grain bowls.”

“We strive to be original in everything we do, and that originality is exemplified by exciting, strategic projects like this partnership with REEF Technology,” said Kelly Roddy, CEO of Saladworks. “Among our many creative channels of growth, these mobile ecosystems enable us to share our healthy, sustainable and incredible brand with guests we might not have otherwise reached.”

“In this age of social distancing, consumers are leaning on delivery and minimal-contact options now more than ever,” said Roddy. “These mobile ecosystems allow us to meet those needs and scale the Saladworks concept quickly, efficiently and for a fraction of the cost, which is a win-win for everybody.”

Let's Work Together!

We’ll teach you everything you need to know about the elements of our business, but there are a few things we'd like you to bring to the table. The most important attributes you should possess are strong organizational and people skills, a good work ethic, enthusiasm and a willingness to adhere to our proven standards. Any prior experience in food service, retail or business management is also helpful but not necessary.

If you think Saladworks could be a good fit for you,
we'd like to hear from you today!

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Please call Larry Sagal directly at (980) 819-9824.

Please Note:

Saladworks is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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