Conshohocken, Pa. — Saladworks has appointed a new chief executive officer, Kelly Roddy, effective August 1, 2019. He brings 30 years of industry experience to the brand. As former president of Schlotzsky’s, Roddy has demonstrated focus on unit level economics and franchisee success. Most notably during his tenure, Schlotzsky’s experienced 10 consecutive years of positive comp growth. Prior to his leadership in the QSR space, Roddy led operations, sales and marketing at the San Antonio-based supermarket chain H-E-B.
“I am honored to have been elected as Saladworks’ new chief executive officer,” says Roddy. “Saladworks is extremely well-positioned for longevity and success within the fast-casual segment, offering relevant, fresh options for an increasingly health-conscious consumer base. The brand has an amazing opportunity to for explosive growth over the next few years.”
Roddy joins Saladworks at a pivotal time for the brand. “We have plans to grow the brand unit count at high double-digit rates every year, including a 20% increase by the end of 2019,” he says. “The proven Saladworks model positions franchisees for unit-store level profitability, volume expansion and tech advancement.”
Saladworks has been steadily implementing the latest technology tools to benefit customers, franchisees and team members, including a state-of-the-art learning management system, enhanced online ordering platform and third-party delivery options.
With nearly 20 new stores slated to open by the end of the year and a continued partnership with non-traditional venues such as airports and universities, Saladworks has a bright future as the nation’s No. 1 salad franchise.
America’s original fast-casual salad concept, Saladworks first opened in 1986 and launched its first franchised location in 2001. Today, it has nearly 100 locations in 13 states and two countries. For more information, visit www.Saladworks.com.