Saladworks to Open Restaurant in Austin, Texas

Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, is opening its first Saladworks in Texas, at Northcross Mall on Burnet Road and West Anderson Lane in Austin.

Saladworks celebrates the opening of its Austin location by offering $5 salads to all customers from Thursday, August 30th until Sunday, September 2nd. Saladworks will ring in their grand opening with Ann Hudson from 98.1 KVET-FM performing a live show from the Saladworks location.

Austin Saladworks is owned and operated by Clinton Wilkinson, an Austin resident. Having spent over 15 years in retail management, Wilkinson is a seasoned veteran to the world of customer service. Wilkinson was drawn to Saladworks because of its dedication to providing a healthy and personal customer experience. “I’m incredibly excited to bring Saladworks to Northcross Mall,” said Wilkinson. “Austin is continuously named one of the fittest and healthiest cities in the United States and we feel that it’s just a natural fit.”

Clinton Wilkinson says that he is dedicated to the enrichment of the community that he fell in love with upon visiting 4 years ago. “Our Saladworks location is entirely locally-operated and locally-owned,” Miller said. “I am an Austinite, and I have every intention to be an active member in the community I love.”

Austin Saladworks will be the first in the state of Texas. “We’ve had great success in other markets throughout the United States and are looking forward to duplicating that success in Austin,” said chairman and CEO John Scardapane. “This city supports a unique and healthy lifestyle. Saladworks is prepared to deliver the ultimate in health-conscious dining to the people of Austin.”

A fusion of fanatic’ly fresh and healthy menu items along with passionate customer service define the experience each guest receives at every Saladworks location. Saladworks offers all fans the opportunity to create their own fresh salad, which is then expertly prepared in front of them by a Saladworks team member. They can also choose from one of 12 Signature Salads. All of Saladworks’ offerings are chopped fresh daily in every location across the county. Saladworks also offers proprietary soups, fresh wraps, hot Panini sandwiches and Fusion sandwiches.

Saladworks, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is the nation’s first and largest fresh-salad franchise concept, operating 104 locations in 13 states with more than 60 units in development. Saladworks offers a “fanatic’ly fresh” menu of flavorful salads, signature dressings, proprietary soups, Fusion and panini sandwiches. With the addition of the True Nutrition menu, Saladworks’ signature salads average less than 300 calories. In 2012, Entrepreneur magazine named Saladworks the nation’s number-one salad franchise, for the fourth year in a row. It is consistently listed on QSR’s 10 Best Franchise Deals; Inc.’s 500/5000; and Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. Scardapane was named 2011 CEO of the Year by SmartCEO. For more information, visit