Award-Winning Gourmet Salad Concept Grows Its Roots In South Florida With New Miami Lakes Restaurant

Award-Winning Gourmet Salad Concept Grows Its Roots In South Florida With New Miami Lakes Restaurant

Giardino Gourmet Salads to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Newest Location on July 12

Giardino Gourmet Salads, the premiere fast casual salad concept of South Florida, has opened its newest restaurant in Miami Lakes, Fla., in Park Centre located at 8008 NW 154 Street. To celebrate with the local community, the restaurant will hold a ribbon cutting at noon on Saturday, July 12.

Current Giardino franchise partners Robert Fuerth and Jaime Mitrani, who opened the first South Miami restaurant more than two years ago, will open the Miami Lakes location with Lilly Tudela. Tudela will also be responsible for the restaurant’s day-to-day operations. Prior to joining Giardino, Mitrani practiced law and Fuerth served as an operations manager for a large software company, while Tudella worked in sales and marketing. The franchisees plan to open additional locations in select communities in Miami-Dade and Broward counties targeted by Giardino Enterprises in the near future.

“We’re excited to bring Giardino’s fresh, high quality salads and homemade fare to Miami Lakes,” said Lilly Tudela, manager. “As Miami natives, we love the idea of a successful homegrown business and when we found Giardino, we knew we had found the right opportunity for us. We are passionate about the concept’s mission and whole-heartedly believe in the product that we serve.”

Giardino Gourmet Salads offers the largest variety of salad blends in the marketplace – over 20 different combinations – including the ability to make your own. Additionally, its signature Tropical Chicken and variety of proteins, as well as its homemade croutons and deli-style salad mixtures, wraps and soups set the brand apart from other salad franchises.

The Giardino Gourmet Salads in Miami Lakes, Fla., will offer delivery and catering services. The new location will serve guests from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Friday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on the new Miami Lakes Giardino Gourmet Salads, call (305) 512-3272 or visit Follow Giardino on Twitter and on Facebook, and sign up for Giardino’s E-Club to receive the latest promotions and special offers to your inbox.

Giardino Gourmet Salads is currently seeking qualified franchisees to bring its fresh salads to new communities in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties and throughout the state of Florida. Interested entrepreneurs should possess a passion for the brand and be dedicated to serving the community. While restaurant experience is not required, ideal candidates should have an entrepreneurial spirit and sales, marketing, restaurant and/or retail experience. Approximate turnkey total development costs range from $165,000 – $264,000. For more information about development and franchising opportunities with Giardino Gourmet Salads, please visit

Award-Winning Gourmet Salad Concept Grows Its Roots In South Florida With New Miami Lakes Restaurant

Giardino Gourmet Salads is the premiere fast casual salad concept in South Florida. Founded in 2004, the gardener chefs at Giardino serve the widest variety of individually handcrafted, great-tasting salads and menu offerings using premium ingredients like freshly baked croutons and homemade deli salads. Over the last two years, Giardino was named to Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers, which includes the top restaurant chains, people, trends and technologies shaping the fast casual segment. Giardino currently has nine South Florida restaurants open in the neighborhoods of Blue Lagoon, Brickell, Coral Gables, Doral, Downtown Miami, Kendall, Miramar, Miami Lakes and South Miami. Visit for more information.