At Saladworks, our goal is to leave you saying, “WOW!” – feeling uplifted and energized.
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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.
Eric Lavinder, Chief Development Officer
Eric Lavinder joined Saladworks in mid-2018 to revive a brand that had tremendous growth potential. With the addition of Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, Frutta Bowls and The Simple Greek, the WOWorks Holding company was formed. As the Chief Development Officer for WOWorks, Lavinder is responsible for all franchise, license, and corporate growth, including new verticals beyond typical growth sectors. Lavinder also oversees the real estate and construction team.
Prior to arriving at Saladworks, Lavinder was the EVP at The Simple Greek, a startup franchise built from the ground up and funded by Marcus Lemonis, the host of “The Profit” on CNBC and owner of Camping World. Other roles Lavinder has held in the past include the Executive Director of ML (Marcus Lemonis) Food Group, LLC, and Director of US Non-traditional business development for Quiznos.
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.
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Why People Love Saladworks
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!
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In The News
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 franchise agreements…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 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 a $5 bonus gift card for every purchase…Learn More
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
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
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