The Big Salad

The Big Salad offers signature entree salads that are all made to order.

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The Big Salad


The Big Salad Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


We are currently looking for franchise partners to help us build on our success. Our fresh, innovative menu, restaurant design and our focused operating model allow The Big Salad? to present a distinctive opportunity for new franchisees.
The Big Salad franchising opportunity is well positioned against consumer trends in the rapidly growing healthy lifestyle restaurant sector.
The Big Salad serves the guest seamlessly in a sophisticated environment by providing a high quality product, unsurpassed service and memorable guest experience. Our new restaurant design combines an efficient counter service format with a relaxing contemporary environment that delivers economic benefits to our operators.
Our guests continue to embrace The Big Salad brand ‐ evidenced by high guest satisfaction scores, strong consistent sales and loyal visits.
We are passionate about food and are committed to building a brand that delivers the premium restaurant experience.

Company Details

Established: 2008
First Unit Franchised: 2012
Franchised Units: 15
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Arkansas - AK,  Alabama-AL, Arizona-AZ, Connecticut-CT, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Iowa-IA, Indiana - IN, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Michigan - MI, Missouri-MO, Mississippi - MS, North Carolina-NC, New Jersey-NJ, New Mexico-NM, Nevada - NV, , Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Pennsylvania - PA, South Carolina - SC, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, West Virginia - WV

Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By The Big Salad

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: Yes

With 8 weeks of corporate total training, the Big Salad offers more training than any other restaurant brand. Training is as follows:

  • 2 Weeks In-Store Training (basic unit operations)
  • 2 Weeks remote classroom (back office training)
  • 2 weeks onsite training (in-store operations)
  • 2 weeks classroom/in-store training (inventory/financial training)

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a The Big Salad Franchise.

What does a The Big Salad Franchise Cost?

The Big Salad franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $100,000
Total Investment: $269,250 - $478,000
Minimum Net Worth: $350,000
Franchise Fee: $59,500
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
SBA Approved
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 10-15 part time
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Home-Based: No
B2B: Catering
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is The Big Salad a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. The Big Salad is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is The Big Salad a Home Based franchise?

No. The Big Salad is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do The Big Salad Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much The Big Salad franchisees make. The Big Salad offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is The Big Salad a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. The Big Salad is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does The Big Salad Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. The Big Salad franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does The Big Salad Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. The Big Salad franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is The Big Salad Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. The Big Salad franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is The Big Salad Looking for International franchisees?

No. The Big Salad franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


The Big Salad Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing The Big Salad franchises for sale. We may have The Big Salad franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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