Fork & Salad has announced that they will be franchising the Maui health eatery.
Fork & Salad owners Jaron Blosser, Travis Morrin and Cody Christopher said on Monday that they are teaming up with Fransmart, a global leader in franchise development that has grown brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill.
Fork & Salad franchises will be available from coast to coast, with the goals to expand its fresh concept and share the spirit of Aloha worldwide.
“Our vision has always been to redefine the possibilities of farm-to-table cuisine,” explains co-owner Travis Morrin. “We want to bring healthy, convenient, affordable food to everyone, while introducing them to the unique flavors and lifestyle of the Hawaiian islands. With the strength of Fransmart behind us, we’re confident you’ll see Fork & Salad in airports, malls and communities all over the globe!”
Fork & Salad’s flagship store in Kīhei, Maui, touts 50+ local ingredients, a variety of gluten-free selections, signature salads and sandwiches, build-your-own options and healthy beverages like housemade teas and organic kombucha.
The concept has been so well-received by island residents and visitors, company officials say, that another Fork & Salad will be opening in the Pu’unene Shopping Center in Kahului, Maui in the first half of 2018.
“In the franchise world, the next big opportunity for a concept to grow larger than 1,000 locations is healthy fast-casual,” explains Fransmart CEO Dan Rowe. “We’d been looking for the right fit to move this forward, and ironically drove past Fork & Salad the day they opened on Maui almost two years ago on a visit. It was love at first sight! This concept is a perfect fit in the healthy fast-casual space: a broadly appealing menu of craveable food, lightning-fast speed, a simple operating model with a genuine Hawaiian soul. Customers vote with their wallets, numbers here are strong, and there is nothing like Fork & Salad!”
In addition, the company’s owners are currently reviewing real estate options in Orange County, Calif. for a corporate store, which will also serve as their mainland headquarters and franchisee training facility, to open later this year.
Franchise information can be found on the company website.