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May 8, 2020

Openings and Closings: Restaurants Reopen, Take-Out Continueshoustonpress.com

This Houston-based salad chain was founded in 2005 and now has over 90 locations across seven states with plans to expand across the country. Despite the pandemic affecting restaurant business, Salata has seen its sales increase nearly 90 percent and its delivery business more than doubled. It took early measures including reducing its corporate personnel by thirty percent, implementing a pantry model at select locations and selling its house-made dressings in 12 ounce carafes to-go.

May 7, 2020

Restaurants Reopen: What Are They Doing?modernrestaurantmanagement.com

Salata has started reopening dining rooms throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. A number of Dallas and Fort Worth locations have opened up their dining rooms at 25 percent capacity. “We’re so thankful to our communities for their support during this unprecedented time,” said Michelle Bythewood, Salata president. “With additional safety measures in place, we are prepared to safely serve our loyal guests in the dining room again. We look forward to serving you again and hope to see you soon.”

April 29, 2020

Sales Climb 90 Percent at Salataqsrmagazine.com

Salata Salad Kitchen sales are increasing after industry-wide historic declines resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Last week Salata saw its highest sales since the onset of COVID-19, up 87.9 percent and has seen a 123.2 percent increase in delivery business over the past month. Throughout the crisis, Salata has prioritized the health and safety of employees and guests, while quickly identifying new opportunities to supply its communities with fresh, healthful food.

April 28, 2020

Restaurants coming to the rescue amid COVID-19fastcasual.com

Although declining sales from mandated closures are forcing restaurants around the United States to layoff workers and temporality close in some cases, their willingness to help one another as well as health care workers battling the pandemic is inspiring. It's not surprising, however, as the restaurant industry has always banned together to support their employees and communities.

April 3, 2020

Salata Expands Takeout and Delivery Optionsqsrmagazine.com

Salata Salad Kitchen is expanding takeout and delivery options. All open locations are now offering set salads and wraps as an option for online ordering.

March 31, 2020

Dallas restaurants try out kits and other clever coronavirus strategiesdallas.culturemap.com

Michelle Bythewood, president of Salata, says that some are also filling a need in areas where demand is high, such as supermarkets. "We understand the enormous impact that COVID-19 has had on our communities and that access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and proteins is just one of those impacts," Bythewood says. "These new takeout options make healthful food readily available, particularly for those vulnerable populations that cannot easily grocery shop. Additionally, as grocery stores struggle to remain stocked, this pantry model will help reduce food waste in our communities."