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Saladworks opens four new locations at Kroger stores in Ohio, Northern Kentucky

Fast casual now has 10 locations operating out of grocery stores in four states

Saladworks will open four new supermarket locations through the partnership it has with Kroger, expanding its presence in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The fast-casual salad chain, operated by WOWorks, is betting big on consumer demand for healthy entrees.

Saladworks specializes in customizable wraps, salads, grain bowls and soups.

Three locations are now open in Cincinnati, Ohio at 11390 Montgomery Road, 7580 Beechmont Avenue and 3636 Springdale Road. And in Newport, Ky, a new location will come to 130 Pavilion Parkway.

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Saladworks executives are optimistic about their prospects of growth through franchising in the Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Akron markets in Ohio. An advantage to franchisees,they suggest is the reduced costs due to stores not needing cooking, grills, hoods, or skilled kitchen staff. Another benefit within Ohio is the low real estate cost across prime locations in the state, the chain noted.

“We are excited to grow our Saladworks brand in Ohio in these high-traffic stores and believe it will lay the foundation for future franchise growth of Saladworks throughout the state,” said Eric Lavinder, chief development officer for WOWorks. “We are looking to recruit potential franchisees who want to join our health-focus family of brands with exciting development opportunities in an untapped state.”

The fast-casual chain has opened restaurants in 10 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, and New York, with more projected to open in the balance of the year and in 2022.

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Regarding Saladworks’ Local Heroes program, the announcement stated, “Police officers, firefighters, first responders, teachers, doctors and other workers who keep communities safe can sign up for Saladworks Rewards and receive 20 bonus points on every purchase along with special offers on relevant appreciation days and holidays.”

  • 11390 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 11390
  • 7580 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255
  • 3636 Springdale Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251
  • 130 Pavilion Parkway, Newport, KY 41071

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