On Jan. 28, Salata, The Next Generation Salad Bar, which specializes in fresh, tossed-to-order salads and salad wraps, will open its second location in downtown Dallas in the plaza of One Main Place. The location will be owned and operated by franchisee Michael Mina, who owns two additional locations in the Dallas market.
“Our first location in Chase Tower downtown attracts so many customers looking for a healthy lunch alternative,” said Mina. “We know One Main Place will be just as busy – as office workers around the city discover our concept and its fresh, custom-made and affordable lunch choices.”
Unlike other salad bar restaurants, Salata’s salads and salad wraps are made and tossed for the customer, not by the customer. Customers can choose from Salata’s wide selection of more than 50 fresh ingredients, including lettuces, vegetables, beans, fruits, cheeses, seeds, nuts,house-made dressings and proteins.
Rather than pricing by weight, Salata offers an unlimited choice of toppings for one set price. Customers can add proteins for a slight additional charge including pesto, chipotle or herb-marinated chicken or seafood offerings such as shrimp or salmon. Committed to quality, but always cost-conscious, salads and wraps average between $10-$12, with proteins. Salata also offers freshly prepared soups, breads and desserts, and sells its house-made dressings by the bottle. All of its dressings, soups and sauces are gluten-free.
Houston-based Salata was founded in 2005 by local restaurateur Berge Simonian and business partner Tony Kyoumjian. The growing chain now includes 20 locations in Houston, Dallas and Southern California.
“Dallas is such a growing market for Salata,” said Simonian. “We are delighted to work with Michael who has been operating successful locations in the Dallas market for more than five years.”
The 1,550-square-foot restaurant is located at the plaza level in the concourse between the One Main Place and Renaissance Plaza buildings. It will be open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and seating is available.