Lots of Green
Good news for the TCU lunch crowd: Snappy Salads, the gourmet salad chain from Dallas, will open a branch at 1664 S. University Dr., just south of University Park Village, during the first week of September. This is the second location for Fort Worth; the first opened on Camp Bowie Boulevard in 2015.
Snappy Salads was founded by Chris Dahlander, a former Brinker executive who launched the chain in 2006, with the first restaurant located at the intersection of Preston Road and Forest Lane in North Dallas.
Snappy Salads has created a niche in the land of barbecue and fried chicken by offering a wide variety of entree salads using gourmet ingredients for every diner. Guests can select menu favorites, such as the bestselling grilled avocado salad with chipotle lime vinaigrette, or create their own salad with elements such as Alaskan salmon, grass-fed beef tenderloin, grilled chicken, and more.
Lettuce is fresh cut, dressings are made in-house, and soups are crafted from scratch.
"With the success of our Camp Bowie location, we knew that we needed to continue expansion in Fort Worth,” Dahlander says in a release.
The chain is well known for its pioneering eco-friendly stance, including the use of containers and drink cups made from renewable resources, furniture made from salvaged materials, and most notably a ban on the use of plastic straws. It's also a participant in Fort Worth's Blue Zones Project, a community-led well-being initiative designed to help make healthier choices easier in Fort Worth.
The University Drive location will offer indoor and outdoor seating, catering, call-ahead, and online ordering. Hours of operation will be 11 am-9 pm Monday-Saturday and until 8 pm on Sunday.
Snappy Salads has 15 locations throughout north Texas and Houston, and will open its first branch in Austin in September.