Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, is proud to announce its plans to duplicate its success in the United States in four new nations. The brand aims to satisfy a rapidly growing need for healthy, guilt-free gourmet restaurant options in nations hungry for successful American brands.Saladworks has signed four international Master Franchise Agreements in major markets, including the United Arab Emirates, the State of Qatar, Canada and Singapore. The agreements represent 50+ stores in development internationally.
Saladworks’ first international Master Franchise Agreement for 15 locations was signed for Singapore by franchisee Amos Lee. The first Singaporean Saladworks location was opened at JEM Mall in June of 2013, with the second location opening in Singapore’s central business district.
Dubai is Saladworks’ second international Master Franchise Agreement as a partnership between Fred Chassebi and Fathollah Ghiasi of Sportland, LLC. The agreement aims to bring 10 Saladworks locations to the city of Dubai, with the first location opening in February, 2014 in The Market in Green Community.
The Master Franchise Agreement for Canada, signed by Mark Zabel and Paul Lalli, plans for 30 locations in Canada, with the first four locations opening in western Canada in 2014. The first two locations will be located in Vancouver, with one location in the Yaletown and the other, a commissary dedicated to catering in North Vancouver.
The Master Franchise Agreement in the state of Qatar will be headed up by Urbacon Trading and Contracting, LLC, which plans to build 5 locations throughout the nation, with the locations opening in September, 2014.
Saladworks offers customers the opportunity to create their own fresh salad from freshly-chopped ingredients, expertly prepared in plain sight by a Saladworks team member. Customers can also choose from one of 12 Signature Salads made with ingredients uniquely tuned to regional tastes.
“21st Century business is global. We’ve worked from the very beginning to create a globally-scalable, incredibly flexible franchise model. Our next logical step of growth is to continue to growth of our unique and successful brand to international regions,” said Craig Maron, VP of Franchise Development at Saladworks.
Saladworks is growing year-over-year in store count, gross earnings, and passionate clientele, and the brand is excited to find qualified franchisees all over the globe, largely due to its product and adaptability to international markets. The international market is, without a doubt, a large part of the rich future ahead of Saladworks.
"My team and I are very pleased and excited about our future with Saladworks,” said Paul Lalli, CEO and co-franchisee of Saladworks Canada. “We have invested considerable time and money towards our launch into Canada because we believe in the brand and more importantly we believe in our partners in the USA. They not only have been very helpful but genuinely have been supportive in our success.”
Saladworks, celebrating its 27th year in operation, is the nation’s first and largest fresh-salad franchise concept. Operating more than 100 locations in 13 states with more than 150 units in development, Saladworks offers a wide menu of flavorful salads, signature dressings, proprietary soups, fusion and Panini sandwiches.
Saladworks remains dedicated to the health of its fans and has added an interactive allergen tool found on the company’s website, which helps nutrition and allergen-conscious consumers make informed decisions about our menu. This further enhances the always popular Saladworks’ signature salads that average only 300 calories.
In 2012, Entrepreneur magazine named Saladworks the nation’s number-one salad franchise, for the fourth year in a row. It was inducted into QSR Magazine’s ‘Best Franchise Deals’ Hall of Fame in July 2013 and Inc.’s 500/5000;