U.S. made-to-order restaurant Saladworks is set to open 30 “non-traditional” locations in Canada by the end of 2021 in partnership with Ghost Kitchen Brands.
Saladworks, which serves entrée salads, wraps, soups, and sandwiches, is doubling its footprint across the United States and Canada with the deal, which will also see 60 new U.S. locations open.
Many of these new kitchens will live inside Walmart stores and offer some seating. All locations included in the deal will offer carry-out and third-party delivery.
“Saladworks is a perfect strategic partner for Ghost Kitchen Brands as we continue to grow and reinvent the restaurant industry with our unique restaurant concept,” says George Kottas, Founder and CEO of Ghost Kitchen Brands. “We are excited to include Saladworks’ range of healthy and flavourful options to our customers allowing customizations and combinations with other brands, all in the convenience of one order.”
Saladworks, part of the newly formed WOWorks family of brands, currently has around 130 locations in North America. This latest deal will bring the brand into Canadian provinces including Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta, as well as numerous new U.S. states.
“We are very excited to have Saladworks included in this growth vertical to bring our healthy, fresh concept to millions of new guests across North America ,” says Eric Lavinder , Chief Development Officer for WOWorks. “Ghost kitchens have already proven to be an economical and highly successful expansion tactic for us, and this new deal with Ghost Kitchen Brands will allow us to continue solidifying Saladworks as the leading fast-casual salad brand.”