Chop Stop in the News



Chop Stop Franchise has been garnering attention left and right since we opened our doors in 2010. We’re no stranger to the limelight, but we’re especially excited to be featured in two recent articles in quick-service restaurant (QSR) publications. Let’s take a closer look at the highlights from this article so you can get an idea of how we’re making a splash in the industry!

“Chop Stop: The Salad QSR with a ‘Meat-n-Potatoes’ Guy at the Helm”

On Jan. 19, 2019, QSR Web published this in-depth feature of our founder, Mark Kulkis, and his philosophy on our brand. It highlights a few of the reasons our restaurant franchise opportunity stands out from other salad businesses – namely, he classifies himself as a “meat-and-potatoes” type of guy! While some prospective franchisees might be surprised to learn that the #1 chopped salad franchise wasn’t spearheaded by a veggie-lover, it is precisely that appreciation for other foods that makes ours a versatile brand. Our unique blends, proprietary dressings, and generous portion sizes were all designed with people like Kulkis in mind. Not only does our menu appeal to salad-lovers and health-conscious eaters, it’s just as popular with customers who are just looking for a great-tasting, filling meal. We believe it’s just that versatility that’s helping us to expand beyond our Southern California home to states like Texas that are famous for their love of a good slab of beef.

The article also goes on to describe how Chop Stop franchises have adapted to customer demands. For instance, we initially didn’t offer soda in our restaurants, but soon found that our customers enjoy our food alongside their favorite bubbly beverages. Now, soda fountains are an integral part of our restaurant. Along these lines, Kulkis notes: “We do offer warm rice-and-bean bowls made with the same chopped ingredients to appeal to people on colder days and also at nighttime when people feel like something more substantial.” As you can see, the Chop Stop menu has something for everyone!

These are just a few of the highlights of the article. Visit QSR Web to check out the full piece!

“Chop Stop Signs 16 Deals Across 3 States”

As you decide on a restaurant franchise opportunity, it’s important to hone-in on a concept that’s proven to be popular. We have paid our dues and are now enjoying rapid expansion, as this article in QSR Magazine illustrates. As the title points out, we’ve recently signed deals to open 16 new restaurants, bringing our brand to customers outside Southern California. By the end of 2019, we plan to have 23 total locations! Soon, customers in Texas and Nevada will be able to see for themselves what all the buzz is about.

“’We are highly encouraged by the progress these agreements represent for the Chop Stop brand and franchise,’ adds Chop Stop [Franchise] founder and CEO Mark Kulkis. ‘Chop Stop has a wide and loyal customer base in California and the new franchises represent new areas that will fall in love with the fresh, wholesome and filling chopped salads.’”
This article gives prospective franchisees great data to take into consideration as they decide whether to invest in our booming franchise model.

These are just a couple of recent publications that have put our restaurant franchise opportunity in the spotlight! Check them out, and if you’re hungry for more, get in touch with us! We are happy to talk to you more about our business.