The Big Salad awards franchise at its Novi location

Local executive buys stake in healthy eating movement

The Big Salad awards franchise at its Novi location
Chris Pike

The Big Salad has awarded its latest franchise opportunity – at its Novi, Michigan location – to a Metro Detroit area executive.

Christopher Pike of Rochester Hills has become the restaurant group’s fifth franchise owner. The Novi restaurant, located at 43168 Grand River Ave., (248) 349-3333, was formerly a Big Salad corporate-owned location.

“Chris Pike brings a wealth of business experience to The Big Salad family, together with a commitment to customer service,” said John Bornoty, The Big Salad founder and CEO.

Bornoty noted that The Big Salad continues to look for new franchise partners. “Our fresh, innovative menu, restaurant design, and focused operating model allows The Big Salad to present a distinctive opportunity for new franchisees,” he said. He added, that The Big Salad “is well-positioned with consumer trends in the rapidly growing healthy lifestyle restaurant sector.”

The Big Salad awards franchise at its Novi locationSince 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 (now two locations), 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