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 areas such as Singapore, The United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

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.


Experience Needed

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

  • A passion for salads and a 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.
  • Love serving people.
  • Hardworking and enthusiastic.
  • Excited by challenges.
  • A willingness to follow our systems and standards. You will be in business for yourself, but not by yourself! The systems and standards are already in place for you. There is no need for you to create or alter them.
  • 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, call 1-610-825-3080, or 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, call 1-610-825-3080, or click to fill out an Inquiry Form.



Your initial investment and the costs necessary to begin operating a single Saladworks restaurant could range from $193,724 - $452,292. 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:

  • 6% Royalty
  • 3% Brand Development/Marketing Fund

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, call 1-610-825-3080, or click to fill out an Inquiry Form.