West Conshohocken, PA  –  Saladworks, the nation’s leading fast-casual salad brand, has partnered with Ghost Kitchen Brands in a deal that will double its footprint across the United States and Canada and better serve its delivery and in-restaurant guests. The recently signed agreement will bring 60 non-traditional locations to the U.S. and 30 to Canada by the end of 2021. Many of these new kitchens will live inside Walmart stores offering some seating, and all locations included in the deal will offer carry-out and third-party delivery.

“Saladworks is a perfect strategic partner for Ghost Kitchen Brands as we continue to grow and reinvent the restaurant industry with our unique restaurant concept,” said George Kottas, Founder and CEO of Ghost Kitchen Brands. “We are excited to include Saladworks’ range of healthy and flavorful options to our customers allowing customizations and combinations with other brands, all in the convenience of one order.”

Saladworks, which is part of the newly formed WOWorks family of brands, currently has around 130 locations in North America. The deal will bring Saladworks into untapped states, including South Carolina, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington, as well as Canadian provinces, including Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. Fellow WOWorks brands, Frutta Bowls and Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, have also partnered with Ghost Kitchen Brands for expansion as part of a smaller test agreement.

“We are very excited to have Saladworks included in this growth vertical to bring our healthy, fresh concept to millions of new guests across North America,” said Eric Lavinder, Chief Development Officer for WOWorks. “Ghost kitchens have already proven to be an economical and highly successful expansion tactic for us, and this new deal with Ghost Kitchen Brands will allow us to continue solidifying Saladworks as the leading fast-casual salad brand.”

The impressive deal with Ghost Kitchens marks yet another major milestone for Saladworks in a banner year of growth. After growing by more than 40 restaurant locations in 2020, which included non-traditional retail presences such as universities, ghost kitchens and more, Saladworks’ parent company recently acquired Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple Greek to form WOWorks. The newly formed family of brands share a core DNA designed to meet a growing demand among Millennial families and GenZ guests who crave healthy, nutritious and flavorful dining options with a high level of customization and convenience. In addition to Saladworks, the new WOWorks entity is also expecting significant growth for Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, Frutta Bowls and The Simple Greek in 2021.

Ranked #22 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2020, Saladworks continues to revolutionize the fast-casual space, even after nearly 35 years in business. To learn more about the brand and franchising options, visit www.saladworks.com/franchise.

Source: Restaurant News Release

More food and dining news

  • Grandpa is overcome with Emotion when Grandson surprises him at Restaurant
    Erica and Ayden were in Florida visiting relatives when they decided to surprise Aydens grandpa having a meal at a restaurant. They walked in, and as soon as he saw his grandson he reached his big arms out for a hug. The boy promptly runs into his arms and they embrace while his mom watches.
  • In Joe Biden’s America: Chick-Fil-A sauces are now being rationed
    Donald Trump warned us all of the economic and social turmoil that would ensue if Joe Biden was elected President of the United States. War is about to break out in the Middle East. There’s a gas shortage. Hackers have disrupted our oil supply. The Russian threat is growing each day and nobody really knows
  • Dunkin Donuts employee punched and killed customer for racial slur
    TAMPA, FL – An African American employee of Dunkin Donuts has been arrested after he punched a customer who uttered a racial slur. Police say the 77-old-man confronted Corey Pujols, 27. Pujols punched the man who fell backwards, hitting his head on the hard floor below. The man, who complained about bad service, was asked
  • Pickleball themed restaurant with courts opening this summer in Fort Worth
    Fort Worth, TX  – Fort Worth will have a new place to eat, drink and be active beginning late summer. Courtside Kitchen, located off I-30 and University Drive, will have more than 7,500 square feet of indoor and more than 23,500 square feet of outdoor dining, entertainment and family fun. As Fort Worth’s first dedicated pickleball
  • KFC hiring 20,000 new workers nationwide
    KFC announced strong Q1 earnings results last week, as customers increasingly chose the comfort and convenience of drive-thru, carry-out, and delivery of classics like KFC’s Family Fill-Up and new offerings like the Kentucky Fried Chicken Sandwich. Now, as demand continues to grow, the fried chicken chain hopes to hire 20,000 permanent full-time and part-time company

Attributions in this article: Map data ©2019 Google, Photo © BigStock Photos. Hand out photos courtesy of reporting agency. Press releases are the intellectual property of the issuing agency or corporation. Please report any photo, copyright or intellectual property violations to news@shorewsnetwork.com.

Latest from Business News