Local franchisee to open “Next Generation Salad Bar” in Wheeling
Houston, TX (RestaurantNews.com) Salata, the “Next Generation Salad Bar,” known for its fresh, made-to-order salads and salad wraps, will celebrate the grand opening of its first Illinois location on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The 2,200-square-foot restaurant is at 1083 E. Lake Cook Road in the Lexington Commons Plaza in Wheeling.
The Wheeling Salata will be Salata’s 39th in the U.S. To celebrate its newest location, the restaurant will give away a free salad or salad wrap and signature drink to the first 39 guests to dine on grand opening day. The day-long celebration will also include additional giveaways.
At Salata, guests can choose from more than 50 fresh, healthy ingredients – including a variety of lettuce, vegetables, beans, fruits, cheeses, seeds, nuts, house-made dressings and more – as the staff assembles and tosses the custom salads or wraps. Each is then sold for a set price rather than by weight, and chicken and seafood can be added for a small additional charge. Diners can also purchase freshly prepared soups, fresh-baked breads and desserts.
In addition, all Salata restaurants are certified gluten-free and the staff is well trained to handle food allergies or dietary restrictions.
The new Wheeling location is locally owned and operated by Lake Bluff residents Dan and Amanda Campbell, along with Jack and Martha Campbell. The group plans to bring six additional Salata locations to the Chicago area in the next five years.
“We had our first taste of Salata when we visited my parents Jack and Martha in Houston, and we instantly knew we wanted to bring this concept back home,” said Salata franchisee Dan Campbell. “We know Salata’s healthy mission and fresh offerings will be embraced as a great lunch and dinner option in the Wheeling community.”
The Wheeling restaurant will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For more information and a list of restaurants, please visit www.salata.com.
Founded in 2005, Houston-based Salata has nearly 40 corporate-owned and franchise locations in Texas and Southern California and has signed agreements to open 40 more by 2016. The “Next Generation Salad Bar” concept is gluten-free certified and offers tossed-to-order salads and wraps made from a selection of nearly 50 fresh, pure ingredients including an array of lettuces, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, seeds, nuts, chicken and seafood. All Salata’s dressings are house-made and are also available for take-home purchase in 12-ounce bottles. Fresh-made soups, sliced breads and desserts round out the menu. For more information, go to www.salata.com or www.facebook.com/mysalata.
Brooke Feachen or Tracy Henderson