Next Generation Salad Bar concept heads to Central, South Florida with seasoned franchisees
Salata – the Next Generation Salad Bar – is about to add a dash of sunshine to its portfolio.
Salata announced today that the company has executed an Area Development Agreement (ADA) for 35 restaurants across Central and South Florida with Designer Salads LLC, owned by the Ansari family.
“My family has a great deal of experience running fast-casual restaurants and we have conducted a substantial amount of research on Salata,” said Nabeel Ansari, CEO of Designer Salads LLC. “We are very impressed with the company’s model for growth, support and sustainability, as well as its emphasis on clean and healthy eating. We’re very excited to introduce this outstanding brand across Central and South Florida.”
Designer Salads LLC is comprised of a seasoned team with more than 100 years of combined experience in retail, real estate and restaurants. The Ansari family is also one of the top Cicis franchisees in the country.
“We have long believed that Florida is an ideal market for the Salata brand, and we’re thrilled to partner with the Ansari family to bring that vision to fruition,” said Berge Simonian, CEO of Salata. “Nabeel is a very successful restaurant operator and real estate expert, so we know our brand is in excellent hands as we expand to the Sunshine State.”
Ansari is currently researching potential sites and plans to open the first Salata restaurants in Miami and Orlando by the end of 2017.
Salata is renowned for its healthy, fresh and simple menu. The vegetables and fruits are chopped daily and the protein selection is fresh and lean. All of the dressings, soups and sauces are house-made and gluten-free.
Salata: Eat Good, Look Good, Feel Good.
Founded in 2005, Houston-based Salata is a fast-growing salad chain with more than 50 corporate-owned and franchise locations in Texas, Illinois and Southern California. Serving fully customizable salad and salad wraps made from a selection of more than 50 fresh, pure ingredients, Salata is the only salad concept that is gluten-free certified and completely customizable. Guests choose from an array of lettuces, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, seeds, nuts, chicken, seafood and vegan proteins, and all of Salata’s dressings, soups and sauces are house-made and preservative-free. Freshly made soups, breads, desserts and signature teas and lemonades round out the menu. Ranked among the fastest-growing small chains in the U.S. by Restaurant Business, Salata plans to open 10 additional restaurants in 2017. For more information, visit salata.com or facebook.com/salatasalads.