Saladworks, a Pennsylvania-based chain of salad restaurants, has plans to open up to 12 new stores in the next few years despite its recent bankruptcy claims, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Saladworks, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February this year, managed to exit the situation after a $17 million buyout in June, the Boston Business Journal reported.
Paul Steck, one of the chain's longtime employees, was promoted to CEO and told the BBJ he wanted to adjust the company's strategy to focus on franchising. The planned expansion would put a number of new stores in the Boston area, which Steck called a "healthy, lifestyle-oriented" market.
The Saladworks expansion comes at a time when another chain, Sweetgreen, is making moves to open more locations in this region. The company has stores in Back Bay, Fort Point, and Chestnut Hill, and it has just opened a new restaurant in Lynnfield.