At Saladworks, our goal is to leave you saying, “WOW!” – feeling uplifted and energized.
WITH YOUR SUCCESS IN MIND
Our Franchise Partners
Our WOW Leadership Team
Kelly Roddy, CEO
Bryan Kelly Roddy is our Chief Executive Officer and President, a position he has held since our inception. Kelly is also the Chief Executive Officer and President of our affiliates Saladworks, LLC, since August 2019 and Garbanzo Franchising Co., LLC since December 2020.
From March 2017 to August 2019, Kelly was the President of Schlotzsky’s Franchisor SPV, LLC, and from December 2007 to August 2019, Kelly was President of Schlotzsky’s Franchise, LLC in Atlanta, GA.
Brian Farris, Chief Development Officer
Brian Farris is our Chief Development Officer, a position he has held since January 2022. Brian has more than 20 years of operational and development experience in expanding fast-casual restaurants and franchise companies. He most recently served as Brand President for Intelligent Office.
Brian has also served as Vice President of Operations at Schlotzsky’s and Vice President of International Operations at Focus Brands. He has also led teams in Finance, Marketing, Operations and Development for Quiznos and Boston Market brands.
Lauriena Borstein, SVP and Brand General Manager of Saladworks
Lauriena Borstein is our Vice President of Operations and General Manager, positions she has held since our inception. Lauriena is also the Vice President of Operations for our affiliate Saladworks, LLC, since May 2019, and the Vice President of Operations of our affiliate Garbanzo Franchising Co., LLC since December 2020.
From December 2016 to April 2019, Lauriena served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Rita’s Franchise Company in Trevose, PA. She also served as President of Rita’s predecessor, Project Rayban Franchise Company, LLC from January 2012 to December 2016, and as Project Rayban Franchise Company, LLC’s Director of Franchise Development from March 2010 through December 2011 and as Manager of Franchise Development from July 2007 through February 2010.
Our Steps to Your WOW!
COMPLETE INITIAL QUESTIONNAIRE ON OUR WEBSITE
Why People Love Saladworks
We’re loving the new menu items @saladworks ???
Saladworks has over 60 fresh, flavorful and healthy ingredients where you can create-your-own salads, wraps and grain bowls.
Food with a good cause? Yes please!
Saladworks in Providence, RF was too ???? today was my first time going and I already can’t wait to get back ?
Salad isn’t supposed to just be a big bowl of lettuce/kale/spinach and some tomatoes, it should be filled with colors, nutrients, and a protein source for satiety!
?FAVORITE LUNCH SPOT?
In The News
Is Co-Branding Making a Comeback in Restaurant Franchising?
WOWorks CEO Kelly Roddy knew Saladworks and Frutta Bowls fit. Both operated in the better-for-you market. Salads and acai bowls met the health-conscious consumer ever-changing…Learn More
Kelly Roddy Does Interview with Winsight Grocery Business
Kelly Roddy, CEO of WOWorks, parent company of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and The Simple Greek, was featured in Winsight Grocery Business for an interview regarding our non-traditional development in grocery stores. Read the full…Learn More
New Locations Update – September Growth Report
WOWorks restaurant locations are popping up everywhere! 16 new locations currently under construction to open soon, and we signed 3 franchise agreements and opened 4 restaurants in September….Learn More
Saladworks seeks candidates following partnership with Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Association (MFHA) to increase black restaurant ownership
WOWorks, the parent company of good-for-you restaurant brands Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple Greek, announced their partnership with Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Association (MFHA) this month and is now…Learn More
WOWorks’ Restaurants Kick Off New Year with Twelve New Menu Items
All Four Better-For-You Restaurant Concepts Offer New Comfort Food LTO Menu Options Through Spring ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WOWorks, the holding company of better-for-you restaurant…Learn More
WOWorks names Brian Farris Chief Development Officer
WOWorks, parent company of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and The Simple Greek was featured in Nation’s Restaurant News, Global Franchise, Fast Casual, and more regarding the appointment of our new Chief Development Officer,…Learn More
WOWorks Opens Sixty Restaurants – Year in Review
WOWorks, parent company of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and The Simple Greek, was featured in QSR Magazine regarding our growth and development in 2021. Check out our Year in Review below. WOWorks family of restaurant…Learn More
More Saladworks Restaurants open in Giant supermarkets
Under a partnership unveiled last year, The Giant Company has added WOWorks restaurant locations under the Saladworks and Frutta Bowls banners in four more supermarkets. West Conshohocken, Pa.-based fast-casual chain Saladworks said yesterday that parent…Learn More
WOWorks Growth Report – December Update
It’s been a busy month here at WOWorks! Since the November Growth Report, we have had 5 new restaurants open with 14 more continuing construction to open in early 2022. We had a lot of “firsts” this month: 1st Co-Brand franchise location…Learn More
WOWorks Finalizes Twelve Co-Branded Franchise Agreements and Openings in Ten States this Year
The WOWorks family of restaurant brands, Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple Greek, experienced growth of its co-branded restaurant concepts in 2021 with six locations opening and six additional…Learn More
WOWorks Growth Report – November Update
Construction, development, and training is on fire at WOWorks! We opened 6 new locations since the beginning of October, and currently we have 19 new locations under construction to open in the next 4 months. Our biggest focus has been…Learn More
WOWorks Restaurants Gets into The Holiday Giving Spirit with a Bonus Gift Card
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — WOWorks, the parent company of good-for-you restaurant brands Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple Greek, has launched…Learn More
WOWorks Becomes First Franchisors to Adopt the Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership Program
WOWorks Become First Franchisors to Adopt the Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership…Learn More
Saladworks Turns Thirty Five and Celebrates Birthday
In celebration of our 35th Birthday, Saladworks was featured on QSR Magazine regarding our fundraiser, the High Five Challenge, for No Kid Hungry….Learn More
WOWorks Redefines the ‘Grocerant’ with Grocery Store Growth
WOWorks was featured on PYMNTS regarding our non-traditional grocery store locations and the consumer trends…Learn More
WOWorks Looks to University and College Campuses for Growth
WOWorks was featured in QSR Magazine regarding our development into university and college campuses. Currently, we have a presence on nearly 20 campuses across the…Learn More
Ready to bring freshness, originality, and “WOW” moments to your community? For more information about franchise opportunities with Saladworks, fill out the form below or drop us a line at (610) 686-3686 to get started.