Salad Station, a Louisiana-based salad concept with nearly 30 locations, has announced its entrance into four new markets – Houma and Monroe, Louisiana, McAllen, Texas, and Pensacola, Florida The Texas location will mark the brand’s debut in South Texas. The company, which launched franchising in 2015, plans further growth in 2023, with eight locations projected throughout Florida and Louisiana.
According to a press release, this expansion comes as the company has experienced 12% same-store sales and a 7% reduction in systemwide cost of goods.
“Throughout 2022, we have been identifying new opportunities to support our franchisees through lower costs and increasing revenue,” Co-Founder and CEO Scott Henderson said in a statement. “As we look to enter new supporting markets in 2023, our commitment to a low-cost restaurant model, increasing sales and supporting our franchisees is on full display with strong same-store sales growth and cost reductions. This will help set us apart as the health-minded franchise of choice.”
The salad category includes several concepts that are rapidly growing to meet increased demand for healthier options, including Salad and Go, The Salad House, Just Salad, Salata and Sweetgreen. This demand is reflected in the packaged salad market, expected to grow by nearly 8.5% every year through 2030, according to The Brainy Insights.
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