Fresh and new: The Big Salad opens latest location at Charlotte’s AL!VE health care park

Fresh and new: The Big Salad opens latest location at Charlotte's AL!VE health care parkHealthy eating concept a ‘natural’ for health care facility

Fresh and new: The Big Salad opens latest location at Charlotte's AL!VE health care parkThe Big Salad is celebrating the grand opening of its sixth Michigan location at a place where nutrition and healthy dining choices are especially encouraged – AL!VE, the Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital’s experience-based destination health care park in Charlotte, Michigan, just west of Lansing.

The new location, named “Nourish by The Big Salad,” is now offering its fresh food menu to the health park’s café area with more than 17 million possible combinations of hand-crafted iceberg, romaine, or spinach salad combinations, with a choice of 40 toppings and 30 varieties of dressings. In addition, diners may choose from a selection of freshly-made sandwiches and wraps, and soup options featuring longtime customer favorites, plus an ever-changing array of flavors – just to keep things interesting.

In addition, “Nourish by The Big Salad” has expanded the chain’s traditional day-long menu to include smoothies, fresh fruits, breakfast selections, and specialty coffees.

The newest location is inside AL!VE at 800 W. Lawrence Avenue, Charlotte. It is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

“Being part of the AL!VE experience at our newest location in Charlotte is not only a good fit for our business and our customers, it opens the door for us to explore similar ventures with health care and wellness providers looking to provide fresh, fast, and healthy food choices to patients, visitors and members of their communities,” said John Bornoty, The Big Salad founder and CEO.

Since opening its first location in 2008, The Big Salad has allowed people to make their meal their own. 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. Currently, The Big Salad can be found in Ann Arbor, Grosse Pointe Woods, Novi, Royal Oak, Troy and Charlotte. The restaurant chain has plans to open 100 stores in strategically located metro areas across the country in the next 10 years. Learn more at