Inc. magazine recently ranked The Big Salad number 1034 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 (http://www.inc.com/profile/the-big-salad), which celebrates the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The Grosse Pointe-based company makes its debut in the top 20 percent of the list.
The restaurant was also rated number 17 in the Top Michigan Companies list and number 15 in the Metro Detroit area by the publication.
“From the beginning, our goal has been to grow in such a way that is sustainable in terms of maintaining superior product and service offerings, as well as being an asset to the communities in which we operate,” explains The Big Salad Founder and CEO John Bornoty. “So, to earn a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies, in the top 20 percent no less, without compromising quality for growth, is quite rewarding.”
There are not many dining options where healthy, budget-friendly meals and convenience converge. Through thoughtful planning, The Big Salad chefs are equipped to prepare more than 17 million possible iceberg, romaine or spinach salad combinations for customers right at the point of purchase with a choice of 40 toppings and 30 dressings. Additionally, The Big Salad offers a plethora of fresh sandwich and soup options, as well as putting any salad into a wrap.
At The Big Salad, it’s more than building a great salad, it’s about building great communities, which prompted the health conscious restaurant to launch the Small Victories campaign. The campaign promotes the achievements that are realized each and every day but often go unnoticed. Customers are invited to share their Small Victory in person at one of five locations – Ann Arbor, Grosse Pointe Woods, Novi, Royal Oak and Troy; on The Big Salad website; and using social media on the company’s Facebook page, and with Twitter using @BigSalad and/or the hashtag #smallvictory. These victories can include eating a healthy meal, exercising or finishing a novel.
Founded in 2008, The Big Salad can be found in Ann Arbor, Grosse Pointe Woods, Novi, Royal Oak and Troy. The restaurant chain has plans to open 100 stores in strategically located metro areas across the country within the next 10 years. Learn more at www.thebigsalad.net