The Saladworks concept was developed in 1986 when the first store opened in Cherry Hill Mall, Cherry Hill, NJ with the idea of providing fresh, made-to-order, entrée-sized salads as an alternative food offering for consumers on the go. Saladworks provided a meal that was healthy, quickly accessible and delicious.

Saladworks continually won over new fans with its fresh take on salads. The new hot concept meant an end to the days of chemical-coated tomatoes and brown-tinged lettuce. Salads were made to order, chopped on-location and assembled right in front of your eyes. Appetizing, imaginative salad offerings –served in substantial portions– proved to be a winning formula that took salads from a side dish to the center of the plate.

Saladworks grew locally and as the company experienced incredible consumer response, it became obvious that America was ready for a nationwide salad explosion. With the first franchise unit, Saladworks began its rapid ascent towards becoming the nation’s #1 salad franchise. By 2002, there were more than 30 locations, each attracting its own fans with this time-tested, winning formula.

Saladworks has continued to reach successful milestones. In 2013, the first of many international locations opened as Saladworks embarked upon creating fans on foreign soil in The United Arab Emirates.

In 2015, Saladworks was purchased by Private Equity Firm Centre Lane Partners who saw a brand at the cusp of explosive growth. With more than 100 locations across the globe, Saladworks is, more than ever, prepared to deliver the ultimate in health-conscious, fan-driven dining. With its trailblazing leadership and sensational, fresh salads, Saladworks’ future as the nation’s #1 salad franchise is a bright one.


Getting Started – Steps

STEP 1 – Complete the Saladworks Request for More Information Form

Interested in owning a Saladworks? We’d love to understand a little bit about you.  Click the “Inquire Now” triangle at the bottom of this page and complete the information form.

STEP 2 – Introductory call with a Saladworks Sales Team Member

We’ll chat with you about the general qualification requirements, both financial and operational, your territory of interest and your development goals.  We’ll also walk through the process involved in owning a Saladworks restaurant.

STEP 3 – Saladworks Application and Confidential Disclosure Document

After our phone call if you feel you want to learn more, we will send you the Saladworks Franchise Candidate Questionnaire and our Confidential Disclosure Document so that we can give you more detail about our brand. In addition to completing those forms, you can pre-qualify now: http://bqual.boefly.com/saladworks

STEP 4 – Submit Application and Complete Due Diligence

Once your application has been submitted and is being processed for review by the approval committee, you will continue with your due diligence and research on the Saladworks Restaurant franchise.

STEP 5 – Saladworks Franchise Disclosure Document

Once we receive your completed questionnaire and confidential disclosure document, we will forward you our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for review. This document explains the Saladworks restaurant franchise in detail and includes a generic copy of the franchise agreement that you would sign if you were to move forward.  You will review the FDD with a Saladworks Sales Team Member as a critical part of your due-diligence helping you make the best decision possible.

STEP 6 – Discovery Day, Approval, Sign Agreements and Welcome to Saladworks

The final step in our approval process is the Discovery Day where we invite you to our headquarters in Conshohocken, PA. The Discovery Day meeting is a two-way qualification process and an opportunity for both parties to get to know one another. The day includes conversations and Q&A with the executive team, department heads and a tour of Saladworks restaurants in the area. We will discuss the pre and post opening support you will receive as a franchisee, available trade areas and next steps. Once you have been approved, your franchise agreements will be sent to you.

STEP 7 – Build the Business

Schedule a real estate tour with our real estate department to identify the best location to start.

To learn more about Franchise opportunities with Saladworks,  click to fill out an Inquiry Form.

Experience Needed

Do you have what it takes to be a Saladworks franchisee?

  • A passion for living a healthier lifestyle. We’ve been making salads since before they were cool. And now more than ever, we’re obsessed with fresh.
  • The financial capability based on our guidelines – $125,000 liquidity and $350,000 net worth.
  • Love serving people.
  • Hardworking and enthusiastic.
  • A willingness to follow our systems and standards.
  • Strong organizational and people skills. Customers and employees are very important parts of achieving success.

Franchising may not be for everyone, and that’s ok, but it can be the ideal situation for the right person. If you fit the above descriptions, chances are that you have the motivation and drive to be a successful Saladworks franchisee!

To learn more about Franchise opportunities with Saladworks,  click to fill out an Inquiry Form.

Franchise Support

Our support systems is what sets 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. Preferred Saladworks locations include: end cap and in-line restaurants in strip centers, free-standing units, major mall food courts, transportation centers, ground floor sites in major office buildings and street-side locations with high pedestrian traffic.

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.

Pre-Opening Development

  • Streamlined development process, proven business model and experienced executive team dedicated to Saladworks
  • Access to brokers, architects, general contractors, equipment suppliers and approved vendors
  • Data driven real estate analysis and support from local real estate brokers
  • Site selection support
  • A concept applicable to multiple venues
  • Construction support and project management


  • Franchisees and their managers receive 4 week training program, including in-store, hands on experience.
  • Serve safe certification for store manager and employees
  • Store opening support


  • Innovative marketing programs and promotions
  • Merchandising, point of purchase and advertising material
  • Seasonal marketing campaigns
  • Local store marketing and public relations support
  • Cutting edge product and menu development
  • Social media support

Ongoing Support

  • Regular visits from Saladworks franchise Business Coaches
  • Ongoing operational guidance
  • Ongoing support for restaurant openings
  • Ongoing support for development
  • Volume-negotiated pricing for products
  • Distribution procurement
  • Point of Sale/Information Technology
  • Franchise convention

Franchising may not be for everyone, and that’s ok, but it can be the ideal situation for the right person. If you fit the above descriptions, chances are that you have the motivation and drive to be a successful Saladworks franchisee!

To learn more about Franchise opportunities with Saladworks, click to fill out an Inquiry Form.

Training Program

Our training and support programs are designed to set your business up for success. Training teaches you the fundamentals and allows you to become proficient in running a Saladworks restaurant. You will learn what qualities to look for in staff and management candidates and what to expect from them. You’ll also learn what Saladworks expects from you as an owner—and from your staff. Our 4-week training program is a hands-on curriculum covering all aspects of your business and includes:

  • Food preparation
  • FOH Stations (Salad case, Cashier/POS, Catering & Delivery)
  • Food ordering & Inventory management
  • Opening/Closing procedures
  • Visit to other Saladworks Locations

Training is 2 weeks in Conshohocken, PA area which consists of classroom and in-store training and then 5-7 days of training in your store before & during your opening.

You will learn about very high level marketing initiatives as well as financial management (P&L, Business Plan, breakeven analysis etc.) during classroom training.

Once your initial training is complete you are ready to open more locations!

To learn more about Franchise opportunities with Saladworks, click to fill out an Inquiry Form.


Target Growth Areas:

Major metro markets preferred

High-end strip centers: 1600-2000 sq ft

College campuses

Urban & downtown locations

Food courts in airports and hospitals: 500+ sq ft

Real Estate Criteria-Demographics:

Site Criteria:

1,600-2,000 sq ft

End-cap preferred with 30′ frontage

Outdoor patio seating in appropriate markets

Center Criteria:

Strong anchored centers and high profile convenience centers located in retail corridors

Near high activity generators such as schools, office parks, hospitals etc.

Visibility and accessibility:

High visibility to center and street traffic

Minimum 25 parking spaces near the restaurant

Easy ingress and egress


Two-Mile Radius

Traffic counts 25,000+ cars

Minimum population 30,000

Workplace population 15,000

Median household income: $65,000

To learn more about Franchise opportunities with Saladworks, click to fill out an Inquiry Form.



Your initial investment and the costs necessary to begin operating a single Saladworks restaurant could range from $210,607 – $534,084. Actual costs will vary for each restaurant depending on a number of factors, including market conditions and the geographic location of your restaurant, as well as the amount of construction work necessary for the site build out.

The initial franchise fee is $35,000 for a single restaurant. Single and multi-unit development is available.

Active duty military and veterans receive 50% off of the initial franchise fee.

On-Going Fees:

  • Royalty – 6% of Net Sales
  • Brand Development/Marketing Fund – 3% of Net Sales

The minimum financial requirements for a Saladworks Restaurant:

  • Liquid assets of at least $125,000
  • A net worth of $350,000
  • Willingness to make a commitment to this venture and tour real estate with our site selection team within 30-60 days of signing a franchise agreement

Full initial investment information with line item explanations, as well as the method and timing of payments can be found in Item 7 of the Saladworks Franchise Disclosure Document.

To learn more about Franchise opportunities with Saladworks click to fill out an Inquiry Form.




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