Fort Worth gets healthy with 3 salad-themed restaurants opening at once
Fort Worth is about to enjoy an extravaganza of healthy new eating options, with three restaurants opening in the FW area that are all about salads, bowls, and good-for-you food.
Get your greens on at these three new spots:
Sweetgreen is opening on Tuesday, October 11 at 1605 S University Dr., in the former East Hampton Sandwich Shop space. True to form, the dining area will be small, with room for all of 9 diners inside the 2,130-square-foot space, but room for 26 diners on their enclosed patio which comes with festive planters, umbrellas, and string lights. They're big on to-go.
This California-based restaurant concept does healthy food on a large scale with a philosophy that "real food" should be convenient and accessible to everyone in a fast-food setting. Signature favorites include Kale Caesar, Guacamole Greens, Crispy Chicken Salad, and Miso Bowl. They made their DFW debut in late 2021 with a location in Dallas' West Village, and also have locations in Deep Ellum and Lakewood.
Salata, the build-your-own-salad chain is celebrating the grand opening of its location in Alliance Town Center, at 9611 North Freeway I-35, #9609 on Thursday, October 13. This will be the sixth Salata owned by DFW-based Pegasus Restaurant Group, along with Addison, Arlington, South Arlington, Southlake, and Las Colinas. The menu features customizable, built-to-order salads and wraps, soups, tea, and lemonade. They offer five salad bases, 50-plus toppings, and 11 dressings.
In a statement, Pegasus honcho Mark Robbins says, "We chose Alliance Town Center as our next location because of the huge amount of growth it’s been experiencing over the years, and the continued momentum it's expected to have. We’re excited for the opportunity to welcome the North Fort Worth community to our new restaurant and can’t wait for the chance to serve our guests!”
Salad and Go, which already has a kajillion locations around DFW, has three more coming in the next month including North Richland Hills, at 8900 N. Tarrant Pkwy. This marks the Arizona-based brand’s first entry into the market, and it'll open on October 16.
They're well received because they're cheap: You can get a salad or wrap for less than $6, they're convenient since they're entirely drive-thru. So they contribute to two very bad trends: drive-thrus and lots of disposable containers. Cool.
Their menu includes salads, wraps, breakfast burritos, and soup, and salads. Core items include the Cobb and Caesar, but they have a selection of nine salads including BBQ Ranch, Caprese, Winter Harvest, Greek salad, and Jalapeno Ranch.
The chain is also opening a location in Dallas at 10002 Marsh Ln., and in Prosper, at 1320 N. Preston Rd. These openings will bring Salad and Go’s North Texas presence to 2$ locations across 20 North Texas markets, and it won't stop there, there's continued expansion beyond DFW and into new markets in Houston and Oklahoma later this year. No one is safe from the salads.