Saladworks Lays Strong Foundation in 2017 Designed to Fuel Accelerated Momentum and Growth in the New Year

Demand in the salad-centric segment of the restaurant franchising industry is climbing at an unprecedented pace. As health and wellness continue to play an increasingly important role in the lives of consumers across the country, more and more people are looking for restaurants that align with their personal values. That’s why it’s no surprise that Saladworks is closing out 2017 on a high note that’s in stark contrast to the rest of the industry and sets the brand up for even greater success in 2018.

In 2017, Saladworks opened five new locations, whose projected average annualized volume was the highest the company had ever seen. New stores weren’t the only ones experiencing record breaking sales. Following one on one meetings with every franchise group, the company rolled out a system wide, game changing remodel program that spanned the entire year. Those remodeled stores coupled with a new approach to marketing helped continue the brand’s sales growth trend, currently boasting nine consecutive quarters of positive same-store sales growth. That positive growth trend is something that the brand plans to continue in the new year. According to CEO Patrick Sugrue, Saladworks is gearing up for an even bigger 2018.

“This year, we were able to lay the groundwork for consumer engaging growth initiatives while also experiencing sales gains across our system. Between opening up five new stores and helping more franchisees convert to our new store design, we’re moving in a positive direction,” said Sugrue. “By continuing to build on this strong momentum and capitalizing on our potential for growth, we’re positioned to take Saladworks to the next level in the new year with the help of our franchisees.”

To reach that next level, Saladworks conducted its own proprietary assessment of the…

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