Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina to Open New Restaurant in Columbia

Salsarita's Fresh Cantina to Open New Restaurant in Columbia

West Columbia Location Will Be the Newest Corporately Owned Restaurant and Third in the Columbia Market

Salsarita's Fresh Cantina to Open New Restaurant in ColumbiaCharlotte-based Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina will be opening their newest corporately owned location in West Columbia, South Carolina on Wednesday, July 13.  This will be the third corporate location in West Columbia and is located at 2507 Sunset Blvd.

Grand opening festivities will take place on Wednesday, July 13 at 11 a.m when the store opens. The first 50 guests that day will receive a Salsarita’s gift card. Gift cards will have a mystery amount ranging from $10 to $200. The following Friday, July 22, will be the official Grand Opening event beginning at 10:45 a.m. with a ribbon cutting with the Irmo Chamber of Commerce. During the event, Salsarita’s will be raffling a free catering bar for 20 people. Salsarita’s will also be donating $1 for every entrée purchased during the Grand Opening event to the Lexington Medical Foundation.

Salsarita's Fresh Cantina to Open New Restaurant in Columbia

“Salsarita’s has received amazing support from the Columbia community,” said Phil Friedman, CEO of Salsarita’s. “We’re thrilled to join our franchisee partner in Columbia, who already owns and operates a location there, with the opening of this new corporately owned location.”

Expansion, growth and renovation have been the focus for Salsarita’s CEO Phil Friedman since he purchased the fast-casual Mexican chain in 2011.

“Expanding our footprint in Columbia is a strategy we are fully committed to. In addition to West Columbia, we plan to open several more locations in the market in the coming months,” said Friedman “In partnership with our Columbia franchisee, we are in awe of the strength and resiliency of this community.”

Salsarita's Fresh Cantina to Open New Restaurant in Columbia

Founded in Charlotte, N.C. in 2000, Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina offers Mexican favorites such as five flavorful house-made salsas, custom burritos, tacos, nachos and salads made fresh to order with an extensive selection of proteins, toppings and fillings. Salsarita’s was acquired by franchise industry veteran Phil Friedman in 2011 and operates more than 70 locations in 18 states, including 13 that are company-owned. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @salsaritas.