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The Big Salad

The Big Salad: A Fresh Oasis in the […]

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Franchise Details

Year Established: 2012
Category Locations: Retail
Available Ownership Type: Executive,Owner Operator,Semi-Absentee
Corporate HQ City: Harper Woods
Corporate HQ State: Michigan
Investment Range: $100,000+
Canada Franchising: Yes
Latin America Franchising: Yes
India Franchising: Yes
Franchise Fee: $59,500
Royalty Percentage: 6%
Veteran Discount: Yes
E2/EB5 Visas: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes


The Big Salad: A Fresh Oasis in the Fast-Food DesertThe Big Salad is a fast-casual restaurant franchise specializing in, you guessed it, salads! Founded in 2008 in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, it quickly gained popularity for its focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients and made-to-order customization.Gone are the days of wilted lettuce and sad tomatoes. The Big Salad boasts twelve signature entree salads, each a vibrant combination of greens, proteins, vegetables, and unique toppings. Craving a Mediterranean flair? Try the Santorini Salad with Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and red onion. Or perhaps you're in the mood for something spicy? The Thai Crunch Salad with peanut sauce and wonton strips will hit the spot. And the beauty lies in the endless possibilities – with over 17 million ways to build your own salad, you're guaranteed to find a combination that tantalizes your taste buds.But salads aren't all The Big Salad has to offer. Their menu also features a variety of delicious soups, sandwiches, and smoothies, perfect for rounding out your meal or grabbing a quick bite on the go. And don't forget about their warm, gooey cookies – the perfect sweet ending to any Big Salad experience.Whether you're a health-conscious foodie or simply looking for a fresh and flavorful alternative to traditional fast food, The Big Salad is definitely worth checking out. With its commitment to quality ingredients, friendly service, and customizable options, it's no wonder this franchise is growing rapidly across the country. So next time you're craving a salad that's anything but boring, head to The Big Salad and experience the difference for yourself!

Support & Training offered by The Big Salad

The Big Salad Franchise Support and Training: An OverviewThe Big Salad takes pride in its comprehensive support and training program for new franchise owners. Their program is designed to ensure consistent quality and operational success across all locations. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect:Pre-Opening:Real Estate and Construction Assistance: Guidance on finding the right location, lease negotiation, and construction management.Marketing and Branding Support: Collaborative development of a local marketing plan, access to brand materials and guidelines.Permitting and Licensing Support: Assistance with navigating local permits and licenses required for food operation.Training:8-Week Comprehensive Training Program: This program covers every aspect of running a The Big Salad franchise, including:2 Weeks In-Store Training: Hands-on experience with daily operations, customer service, food preparation, and equipment usage.2 Weeks Remote Classroom Training: Deep dive into back-office systems, inventory management, accounting, and marketing strategies.2 Weeks Onsite Training: Refine in-store operations, practice management techniques, and receive feedback from experienced trainers.2 Weeks Classroom/In-Store Training: Master financial management, inventory control, and reporting procedures.Ongoing Training and Development: Access to online resources, webinars, and regional workshops for continuous learning and skill development.Operational Support:Field Operations Team: Regular visits and support from dedicated field operations representatives to ensure adherence to brand standards and best practices.Marketing Toolkit and Resources: Access to branded marketing materials, social media templates, and promotional campaigns.Technology and IT Support: Assistance with setting up and maintaining point-of-sale systems, online ordering platforms, and other technology needs.Purchasing Power and Vendor Relationships: Leverage The Big Salad's established vendor network to secure competitive pricing and product quality.Additional Resources:The Big Salad Cookbook: An online resource and manual containing detailed operational procedures, recipes, and best practices.Franchisee Forum and Network: Connect with other The Big Salad franchise owners for peer-to-peer support and exchange of ideas.

Additional Information

Category Location Retail
Number of Units Open
Investment Range $269,250 - $478,000
Master Franchise false
Home based franchise YES
Item 19 Franchise YES
Veteran Discount YES
Franchise Opportunities in Canada YES
International Franchise Opportunities
E2/EB5 Visa Franchise YES
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