Growing Franchise Sector Includes Food That’s Fast, Healthy and Tastes
by Ed Teixeira
Here are five healthy fast food franchises with a winning menu and the
right formula for success.
Healthy fast food franchises have arrived and the sector is doing well. What
these franchises have in common are menus that include both healthier offerings
and food that is fast, nutritious and tastes great. There are a number of
franchises, both large and small, that offer opportunities in this growing
We’ve highlighted some healthy fast food franchises that represent a variety of
Freshii offers a menu of salads, burritos, wraps, rice bowls, yogurts,
breakfast and soups made with high-quality, fresh ingredients. Their motto is:
“Eat. Energize.” They menus feature fiber- rich, slow-burning carbs, essential
fats and lean protein foods. Founded by 29 year old Matthew Corrin, Freshii has
45 locations in four countries including the United States, Canada, Austria and
The first Blendz opened in Campbell, CA in early July 2003. In the next two
years, four more Blendz locations were opened in the Silicon Valley area of CA
including the first of its kind restaurant inside a flagship BMW auto
dealership. The Blendz menu includes crisp, tossed-to-order salads, a variety of
delicious grilled panini sandwiches, blended fruit-packed smoothies, gourmet
soups and even espresso and coffee drinks - all with the speed and convenience
of traditional fast food. Blendz
For dessert try stop by a Red Mango and try their healthy yogurt. With 200
locations, this fast growing franchise boasts the health benefits of yogurt
based upon many scientific studies. Citing the benefits of probiotics Red
Mango's claims its frozen yogurt can result in numerous health benefits, such as
improved digestive health and a stronger immune system.
Imagine walking into a fast food establishment where you can "Create Your
Own Salad" from more than 40 ingredients including farm-fresh vegetables,
fruits, cheeses, just-sliced meats, and over 15 homemade salad dressings.
Specially-trained Salad Chefs prepare each customer's order and, if asked, can
help match particular tastes to customize each individual's salad experience.
All salads can be either tossed or chopped. In addition to the "Create Your Own
Salad" option, Salad Creations offerings include: featured salads, soups, wraps,
Saladworks claims its position as the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed
salad restaurant concept with over 100 franchise locations across the country.
Saladworks offers a “fanatic’ly fresh” menu of America’s Best
soups, and fusion and panini sandwiches. All Saladworks salads are
made-to-order, chopped fresh daily, and less than 500 calories! Choose from over
50 fresh ingredients and create your own salad today.
As consumers continue to purchase more healthy food the franchise industry
offers some exciting brands. The above five have a quality menu and solid
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