Commerce Bank founder buys into Saladworks

CONSHOHOCKEN Pa. One of the country’s wealthiest individuals, the retired founder of a national bank, has purchased a minority stake in the 88-unit Saladworks chain and will join the executive committee of the board of directors.

Vernon Hill, founder of the 450-branch Commerce Bancorp, made a major investment in the privately held Saladworks. His equity stake is second only to the John Scardapane, founder and chairman, the company said.

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