CHOP STOP WAS CONCEIVED
From a frustrated craving for chopped salads and nowhere to buy them. “I could sometimes find a single chopped salad on a menu,” founder Mark Kulkis recalls. “But even those were few and far between. I couldn’t believe a health-conscious city like L.A. didn’t offer more.”
So Kulkis decided to take matters into his own hands. “For me, the key was to chop all the ingredients really fine, so the flavors and textures combined in every bite. I also like a lot of ‘stuff’ in my salads such as meat, cheese and fun toppings like fried onions. I made them the way I wanted to eat them.”
WHEN HE SHARED HIS CREATION
Swith friends, their rave reviews convinced him that he could make a business of it. He joined forces with Joey Gonzalez, a veteran restaurant operator with over 20 years experience, and in December 2010 they opened the firstChop Stop in Burbank, California. It was an immediate success and the team proceeded to open an additional location each year after that, culminating with their huge Glendale franchise Training Restaurant in 2016. Chop Stop now has a total of seven restaurant locations (five corporate and two franchise) throughout Southern California and are looking to expand our salad franchise to other states in the west including Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and other areas of California.
Chop Stop is the fast-growing,low-cost chopped salad concept with eight years of sales history and tremendous regional brand recognition in Southern California. If you’re interested in a healthier fast food restaurant franchise business opportunity, this is it! By offering a unique menu of customizable chopped salads and other fresh options, your customers will enjoy creating a different delicious meal every day. And you’ll enjoy a healthy business model, heightened by Chop Stop’s broad consumer appeal and quick meal-preparation time.
When you chop a salad so fineyou can eat it with a spoon, you get a flavor explosion in every bite—and a legion of customers addicted to your food! Capitalize on the growing consumer desire for convenient, health-oriented restaurant options. Find out more about this salad franchise. Apply today!
Chop Stop...More Than a Salad
AS OUR TRADEMARKED SLOGAN INDICATES, our signature chops are “More than a salad.” First and foremost, our finely chopped ingredients enhance both the flavor and texture of our salads. They also make them easy to eat on the go. (Yes, you really can eat them with a spoon!) Additional competitive advantages Chop Stop enjoys over rivals include:
- Generous portion size (over a pound)
- Lightning fast speed of service for lunchtime market. Average time from start of order to receiving food = 3.4 mins.
- Proprietary dressing
- Chopping preparation difficult to replicate at home
- Healthy eating = fasting growing segment of the restaurant industry
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