There's a wealth of healthy options now available in downtown Ridgewood, and soon enough salad shop Salaldworks will join the fray.
A chain with over 100 franchises nationwide, the store was first founded in Cherry Hill in 1986. Saladworks offers a variety of salads, soups, wraps and paninis.
Bob Gallo Jr., Ridgewood resident and real estate developer, will be opening six franchises in Bergen County in the next few years, according to a news release on Saladworks' website.
“Saladworks was the most attractive franchise to me because of the support they offer to new and existing franchisees,” Gallo said in the news release last spring announcing the deal. “I wanted to help develop the North Jersey market and becoming a part of this cooperative and energetic team is helping me do so.”
In a telephone conversation Friday, Gallo Jr. said they're shooting for an October or November opening. The site had previously been home to a dry cleaning business.
Saladworks will face stiff competition even on its own block if it wants to corner the healthy food market. Across the street is and and a few feet south is popular .
This article was updated a 9:25 a.m. Friday to include comment from Gallo Jr.
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