Saladworks has inked two new agreements with existing franchisees to further develop the Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets. The two sets of franchisees are former Saladworks customers-turned-business owners, planning to open their newest locations in 2011.
Franchisees Rami Barakat and James Roeder plan to develop a new store in Jenkintown, Penn. The pair already own and operate successful stores in Montgomeryville and Lansdale, Penn., and expansion has always been a part of their business goals.
"We were interested in franchising because we wanted a support network – and we have that in Saladworks," Barakat said. "We wanted to be multi-unit owners from the time we opened our first store, so we're happy to be adding a third location in proximity to our existing stores."
In New Jersey, Victor and Cheri Cecchin are looking to open their second location in Washington Township, in addition to their successful location in Clementon, N.J.
"The large majority of Saladworks franchisees starts their business with one unit and quickly become multi-unit operators. This is a real validation of the success of our brand and how closely the whole system works together," said Saladworks founder and CEO, John Scardapane. "Saladworks' success is directly related to the success of our franchisees, and we're thrilled to watch them grow."