Chop't Creative Salad Co. is fanatic about refrigeration. After all, the New York operator of fast-casual salad restaurants is all about cold salads made to order.
It starts before the ingredients reach the company's three stores. When Michael LaPlaca, Chop't's vice president of operations, evaluates potential suppliers, he visits their distribution center to make sure HAACP principles are followed and the cold chain maintained.
Once the produce arrives each