From Empty Nest to Full Bowl: Why Starting a Salad Business Should be a Consideration

Did you know that starting a salad business is a great way to revitalize your career, even if you’re close to retirement? If you’re an empty-nester, let Chop Stop show you how to open a salad restaurant franchise!


If you’re a new empty nester, a new career venture like starting a salad business or investing in something you’re passionate about may be a next step for you. Getting used to your life without needing to care for your children is quite an adjustment, and you might find that you have more “quiet time” on your hands than you did before they left the nest. If you’ve got lots of newfound time and energy and aren’t sure how to best utilize it, starting a salad business with Chop Stop might be just the new endeavor you’ve been looking for. Keep reading to learn why now is a great time to invest and how to open a salad restaurant franchise with Chop Stop!

A Business That Stands Out

For years, salad restaurants have been dominated by the “salad bar” concept in which customers can create their own salads with an assortment of ingredients that they choose themselves. They make their selection from a familiar array of dressings and toppings and pay by the visit or by the pound. Chop Stop is different! Our founders noticed that good chopped salads are hard to come by in many restaurants – a bane to diners who are seeking to eat healthier. Chopped salads, like the ones offered by Chop Stop, are unique; the fine selection of salad allows diners to enjoy the combination of flavors in a whole new way.

Chop Stop took things to the next level by offering generous portion sizes, with many of our salads weighing in at around a pound! We also have designed a menu of proprietary salad blends – designed with innovative ingredients and flavor combinations – and all are complete with our own branded salad dressings. This makes it difficult for customers to replicate our salads anywhere else, and we stand out from our competition in the salad bar sector.

Support for Our Franchisees When Starting a Salad Business

If you’re thinking about starting a salad business, it’s important that you find a franchisor that’s willing and able to offer you the strong support that you need. If you’ve spent your career in another industry, you might be wondering whether Chop Stop is right for you. We pride ourselves on offering top-notch training and support to all our franchisees so that they can confidently run one of our restaurants. For instance, you’ll spend six weeks in our comprehensive training program and take part in a combination of classroom and hands-on learning activities.

We’re also there to help with location selection. If you’ve been wondering how to open a salad restaurant franchise, one of the most important steps in the process is finding the right location. We’ll work with you to find just the right place to set up shop and negotiate the lease to be as favorable as possible.

If you’re an empty nester, don’t let fear of the unknown keep you from starting a salad business! When you partner with Chop Stop, you’ll receive comprehensive training in every aspect of opening and running your business.

These are just a few reasons why starting a salad business with Chop Stop is a great option for empty nesters. Contact us today to learn more about becoming a franchisee!