Saladworks Opens in Reston, VA Saturday, Februrary 11th

Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, is opening its second Virginia location, in the Plaza America Shopping Center, 11692 Plaza America Drive.

Saladworks is celebrating the grand opening of its Reston Virginia location by offering $5 salads for 3 days, February 11th, 12th and 13th.

The Reston Saladworks is owned and operated by Michael Lord, who spent 25 years in engineering before deciding it was time to go into business for himself. “I am thrilled to open my own business and realize the American dream,” said, Lord, of Sterling, VA, “Saladworks fits my healthy lifestyle perfectly. I truly believe in the product as well as the system, after all I am a salad fanatic.”

We are excited to open our second Virginia location, it’s a great market for us,” said chairman and CEO John Scardapane. “We hope the people in Reston become as fanatical about enjoying our salads as we are about creating them.”

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 and Focaccia Fusion sandwiches.

Saladworks, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is the nation’s first and largest fresh-salad franchise concept, operating 100 locations in 12 states with more than 60 units in development. Saladworks offers a “fanatic’ly fresh” menu of flavorful salads, signature dressings, proprietary soups, Fusion and panini sandwiches. With the addition of the True Nutrition menu, Saladworks’ signature salads average less than 300 calories. In 2012, Entrepreneur magazine named Saladworks the nation’s number-one salad franchise, for the fourth year in a row. It is consistently listed on QSR’s 10 Best Franchise Deals; Inc.’s 500/5000; and Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. Scardapane was named 2011 CEO of the Year by SmartCEO. For more information, visit