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How women are leading Salata to record growth


Founded in 2005, Houston-based Salata now has about 90 units in five states, and has experienced a steady pace of growth since Michelle Bythewood took the reins as president. In late 2019, Salata rolled out a tech stack that included online ordering, an app and a new point-of-sale system, which positioned the chain relatively favorably during the throes of the pandemic. Bythewood also led the company through a complete rebranding, including a new logo, feel and restaurant design. In 2021, she brought Julie Davis on board as vice president of franchise development, which brought that whole “off and running” idea to a whole new level.

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