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December 8, 2020

Salata Salad Kitchen expands footprint with uptown Charlotte locationbizjournals.com

Salata Salad Kitchen plans to open its first North Carolina location next spring. The Houston-based brand has snagged space in the Ally Charlotte Center in uptown. Free Fenix LLC — partnered with QuietSeven LLC — will operate that location at 615 S. Tryon St. It’s the franchise group’s first location, with plans to open a second Charlotte in the future.

November 17, 2020

Salata tests grain bowls to offer comfort-food flavors in a healthy alternativerestaurantbusinessonline.com

Salata, the fast-casual concept known for its customized salads, is expanding its lineup with the addition of grain bowls. The bowls are in test until Dec. 15 at seven locations in the chain’s home base of Houston.

November 12, 2020

Announcing Ragan’s 2020 PR Daily Awardsragan.com

The finalists in Ragan’s 2020 PR Daily Awards represent the organizations and communications teams behind the best communications campaigns, projects, initiatives and content from the past year. Congratulations to this elite list of finalists. Stay tuned for the winner announcement in December.

October 23, 2020

Menu Tracker: New Items from Wendy’s, Papa John’s and Einstein Bros. Bagelsnrn.com

Black Bear Diner is inviting guests add pumpkin spice to several items this season, Salata is testing grain bowls, Abuelo’s has new seasonal items, Tijuana Flats has a family bundle just for taco Tuesdays, and Pretzelmaker is adding blue raspberry syrup to its lemonade.

October 23, 2020

Salata president Michelle Bythewood says ghost kitchens can act as a low cost way to ‘seed’ new markets for brick and mortar growthnrn.com

The fast-casual chain’s digital investments ‘saved our lives’ during the pandemic, Bythewood says in NRN’s latest Extra Serving podcast.

October 22, 2020

MRM Franchise Feed: Frictionless QDOBA and Crisp & Greens Goes Nationalmodernrestaurantmanagement.com

National built-to-order salad kitchen Salata celebrated its 15th anniversary on October 15. As a thank you to guests, Tastemaker loyalty program members received 15 extra points on their first purchase made October 12-16. Team members volunteered at Hope Farms on October 15, an urban farm run by Recipe for Success Foundation, where the foundation is implementing award-winning programs to teach, inspire and empower healthy eating and address food deserts. Salata also volunteered alongside their franchisees and with the support of their vendor partners, including Kraft Heinz, to build a hoop house at the farm and further efforts to support food education.