Sodexo Partners with Saladworks To Bring Healthy, Fast Casual to Universities in the U.S.
March 21, 2019
GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 21, 2019 – Sodexo Inc. and Saladworks, the nation’s leading salad-centric franchise, have joined together to bring crave-worthy salads to colleges and universities across the U.S. Saladworks offers fresh, made-to-order salads and a variety of complimentary menu items to include warm grain bowls, wraps and soups. Items can be ordered in-person or online for rapid pick-up or delivery where available. Saladworks focuses on offering guests choice and control in every way they interact with the brand from how to engage with a location to what goes into their salad.
A study by the American College Health Association found that 63 percent of college students are not eating the recommended fruits and vegetables each day. The students surveyed suggested colleges increase the variety of fruits and vegetables offered.
“Our college and university customers are always looking for quick, healthy and high-quality meals. Saladworks is a perfect complement to Sodexo’s offerings and we look forward to rolling them out on campuses next school year,” said Don Wood, External Partnerships, Sodexo.
“We are excited to continue bringing fresh, healthy options to college students across America. We have seen Generation Z and Millennials alike embrace our create-your-own and specialty salad options,” said Saladworks CEO Patrick Sugrue. “We are focused on offering guests with all types of dietary needs and nutritional preferences an option that is right for them. We know this partnership will be fruitful, and we are looking forward to continuing to open locations on college campuses in the coming years.”
Sodexo’s campus dining locations exemplify the company’s “Love of Food,” a consumer-centric approach that embraces fantastic food, healthy and balanced choices, and culinary innovation among our team of global chefs. In 2018, Sodexo, through a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the World Resource Institute-Better Buying Lab (WRI), launched new plant-based menus with over 200 recipes. Sodexo partners with more than 40 of America’s most popular brands to bring a variety of options to its university locations around the country. For more information about Sodexo’s “Love of Food,” visit SodexoUSA.com.
Saladworks, the nation’s leading entrée salad destination, serves people nature’s best, one salad at a time. America’s original fast-casual salad concept, Saladworks first opened its doors in 1986 and launched its first franchised location in 2001. Today, consumers can visit Saladworks in nearly 100 different locations in thirteen states and two countries. At Saladworks, all salads are made to order, one at a time, from a wide variety of the freshest vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Saladworks guests can create their own salad, or enjoy one of many signature and seasonal salads, together with a selection of freshly-made complimentary products like wraps and soups. In 2018, Saladworks was ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 200 Food and Restaurant Franchises list, Franchise Dictionary Magazine's Top 100 Game Changers for 2018, and also on the Top 100 Movers and Shakers by FastCasual.com. In 2017 and in 2018, Saladworks ranked on the Franchise Times Top 200+. For franchise information, visit www.Saladworks.com.
About Sodexo - Universities
Sodexo provides food service, accommodations and facilities management services to over 700 universities, colleges and independent schools in the United States. With nearly 50 years of experience, Sodexo focuses on improving the student experience through integrated services that promote and enhance quality of life.
About Sodexo - North America
Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 160,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada, and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $19 billion in goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., in 2018, Sodexo contributed over 159,500 in volunteer hours, and since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed nearly $34.5 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoUSA.com, SodexoInsights.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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