Houston — Salata, the Houston-based, fast-casual salad restaurant, has embarked on a multi-state expansion that will more than double its store portfolio to 200 and bring its customizable, tossed-to-order salads to new markets in Florida.
Salata has enlisted CBRE, the largest global commercial real estate services firm, to advise it in selecting locations for the 30 restaurants it plans to open this year and another 100 in 2019 and 2020. Salata’s expansion is focused on American Sunbelt markets including establishing additional locations in Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Chicago and Oklahoma City, while also opening the brand’s inaugural locations in Florida this year. Salata currently has more than 70 corporate-owned and franchise locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Georgia and Southern California.
The company seeks strong, end-cap spaces in highly trafficked developments and freestanding locations in leading retail centers. Locations are 2,800 square feet on average.
Salata serves fully customizable, tossed-to-order salads and wraps from a selection of more than 50 fresh and pure ingredients.
“We are eager to plant roots in communities where we can encourage and guide patrons toward mind and body wellness through nutrient-rich foods,” says Iris Campos, chief operating officer of Salata. “CBRE’s partnerships is vital to the growth of our corporate and franchised restaurant portfolio, and we are confident in our projected national growth over the next few years.”
Founded in 2005, Houston-based Salata has more than 75 corporate-owned and franchise locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Georgia and Southern California and plans to open in multiple new markets, starting with Florida in 2018. For more information, visit www.salata.com.
Los Angeles-based CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. For more information, visit www.cbre.com.
SOURCE: Salata and CBRE