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Growing Franchise Sector Includes Food That’s Fast, Healthy and Tastes Good


Here are five healthy fast food franchises with a winning menu and the right formula for success.

Healthy fast food franchises have arrived and the sector is doing well. What these franchises have in common are menus that include both healthier offerings and food that is fast, nutritious and tastes great. There are a number of franchises, both large and small, that offer opportunities in this growing sector.

We’ve highlighted some healthy fast food franchises that represent a variety of offerings.


Freshii offers a menu of salads, burritos, wraps, rice bowls, yogurts, breakfast and soups made with high-quality, fresh ingredients. Their motto is: “Eat. Energize.” They menus feature fiber- rich, slow-burning carbs, essential fats and lean protein foods. Founded by 29 year old Matthew Corrin, Freshii has 45 locations in four countries including the United States, Canada, Austria and Dubai. Freshii


The first Blendz opened in Campbell, CA in early July 2003. In the next two years, four more Blendz locations were opened in the Silicon Valley area of CA including the first of its kind restaurant inside a flagship BMW auto dealership. The Blendz menu includes crisp, tossed-to-order salads, a variety of delicious grilled panini sandwiches, blended fruit-packed smoothies, gourmet soups and even espresso and coffee drinks - all with the speed and convenience of traditional fast food. Blendz

Red Mango®

For dessert try stop by a Red Mango and try their healthy yogurt. With 200 locations, this fast growing franchise boasts the health benefits of yogurt based upon many scientific studies. Citing the benefits of probiotics Red Mango's claims its frozen yogurt can result in numerous health benefits, such as improved digestive health and a stronger immune system. Red Mango

Salad Creations

 Imagine walking into a fast food establishment where you can "Create Your Own Salad" from more than 40 ingredients including farm-fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, just-sliced meats, and over 15 homemade salad dressings. Specially-trained Salad Chefs prepare each customer's order and, if asked, can help match particular tastes to customize each individual's salad experience. All salads can be either tossed or chopped. In addition to the "Create Your Own Salad" option, Salad Creations offerings include: featured salads, soups, wraps, and smoothies.

Salad Creations

Salad Works

Saladworks claims its position as the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad restaurant concept with over 100 franchise locations across the country. Saladworks offers a “fanatic’ly fresh” menu of America’s Best Salads, great wraps, soups, and fusion and panini sandwiches. All Saladworks salads are made-to-order, chopped fresh daily, and less than 500 calories! Choose from over 50 fresh ingredients and create your own salad today. Salad Works

As consumers continue to purchase more healthy food the franchise industry offers some exciting brands. The above five have a quality menu and solid franchise offering. 

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