Saladworks, the nation’s number-one fresh-salad franchise, will open its third California store in The Village at Orange at 1500 East Village Way, Suite 2197 on Friday, December 2.
The Village at Orange Saladworks is owned and operated by Bomby Ahuja of Costa Mesa. A native of Orange County, she has a business degree from California State University, San Bernardino; worked at The Irvine Company; and has extensive experience in business development and operations. This location is the first of three Saladworks locations Ahuja will be opening in the area.
“When looking into franchises, I wanted something that wasn’t going to be just another unhealthy, greasy restaurant. I want to stand by my product 100 percent and offer Californians a healthy alternative to eating out; I want people to feel good after eating here,” Ahuja said. “There isn’t anything similar in this area and I think it’s perfect for health-conscious, on-the-go residents in Southern California.”
To celebrate, the store will be hosting an opening special with a DJ, games and door prizes. One lucky grand prize winner will receive a month of free salads. The store will also offer $5 salads all day on 12/2, 12/3 and 12/4.
“The Saladworks concept fits perfectly with the Southern California lifestyle,” said chairman and CEO John Scardapane. “Our other locations in California are doing well and we’re excited to have Bomby and her entrepreneurial spirit continue to help grow the Saladworks brand in California.”
A fusion of “fanatic’ly fresh” and healthy menu items, along with passionate customer service, define the experience every guest has at a 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; you create it, we make it. They can also choose from one of 12 Signature Salads. All of Saladworks offerings are chopped fresh daily in every location across the county. The chain also offers proprietary soups, wraps, panini and Focaccia Fusion sandwiches.
“Try one of the signature salads, they’re all great,” Ahuja said. “Or try one of the soups; the butternut squash soup is amazing!”