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Chief Development Officer Brian Farris
January 19, 2022

WOWorks names Brian Farris Chief Development Officer

WOWorks, parent company of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and The Simple Greek was featured in Nation’s Restaurant News, Global Franchise, Fast Casual, and more…
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January 14, 2022

WOWorks Opens 60 Restaurants in 2021 – Year in Review

WOWorks, parent company of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and The Simple Greek, was featured in QSR Magazine regarding our growth and development in 2021….
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January 13, 2022

Kelly Roddy Does Interview with Winsight Grocery Business

Kelly Roddy, CEO of WOWorks, parent company of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and The Simple Greek, was featured in Winsight Grocery Business for an interview regarding our…
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WOWorks Growth Report
December 15, 2021

WOWorks Growth Report – December Update

It’s been a busy month here at WOWorks! Since the November Growth Report, we have had 5 new restaurants open with 14 more continuing construction to open in early 2022. We had a lot…
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Garbanzo Menu Items
December 1, 2021

The Hummus Wave is Becoming a Tsunami and Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Shares their Take

Hummus – A dip that originated in the Middle East has gone mainstream on fast-casual and school-lunch menus. Now new variations are coming out of those roots. It wasn’t long ago that the only…
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Garbanzo Outside Building
November 30, 2021

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh seeks candidates following partnership with Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Association (MFHA) to increase black restaurant ownership

WOWorks, the parent company of good-for-you restaurant brands Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple Greek, announced their partnership with Multicultural Foodservice…
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Inside Boardman Garbanzo
November 19, 2021

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Adds Seven Restaurants from The Simple Greek

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, a leading fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant brand, will be the new face of seven The Simple Greek Restaurants that are converting to join the Mediterranean brand by…
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Frutta Bowls/Saladworks Co-Brand Sign
November 17, 2021

WOWorks Growth Report – November Update

Construction, development, and training is on fire at WOWorks! We opened 6 new locations since the beginning of October, and currently we have 19 new locations under construction to open in the…
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Garbanzo Gift Card
November 12, 2021

WOWorks Restaurants Gets into The Holiday Giving Spirit with a Bonus Gift Card

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — WOWorks, the parent company of good-for-you restaurant brands Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple…
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Adopt the Pathways
November 5, 2021

WOWorks Becomes First Franchisors to Adopt the Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership Program

WOWorks Become First Franchisors to Adopt the Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership…
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Garbanzo Stuffed Pita
October 14, 2021

Q&A with Eric Lavinder, Chief Development Officer

In this exclusive Q&A, we learn more about the Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh franchise opportunity from Eric Lavinder, chief development officer at…
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Growth Report
October 8, 2021

New Locations Update – September Growth Report

WOWorks restaurant locations are popping up everywhere! 16 new locations currently under construction to open soon, and we signed 3 franchise agreements and opened 4 restaurants in September….
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September 27, 2021

Best-Friends-Turned-Business-Partners on How to Successfully Navigate Co-Ownership

Learn how Derek St. George, Karl Schmidt and Leigha Schmidt, co-owners of two locations in the Boston, MA area, navigate their since middle-school friendship while being business…
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