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Old 02-22-2015, 02:30 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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Saladworks Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection - WSJ

They had decent stuff, but I can't say I'm surprised. Their salads were $8 to $11 a pop. Not too many takers there. The one nice thing about them is they were more spread out... airports, malls, and misc. areas.

For me, my preferred alternatives were...
In the Northern VA area.. Salad Creations. Started off as $7 gets you a large salad with unlimited mix-ins. Last I checked, they were at $7.50 or $8, but still not a bad bang for the buck. Bad thing about these guys was they only had one location in all of the region (this probably worked to their advantage though)

In IL (and they've got locations around several states too), Sweet Tomatoes/Souplantation was $9.27. I ended up going their for $8 or even $7 because they often had monthly coupons.


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Old 02-22-2015, 03:01 PM
 
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I ate there once and thought it was overpriced.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:01 PM
 
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Never heard of it.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:11 PM
 
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People aren't going to spend $10+ on rabbit food.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I guess California's equivalent would be Pluto's, priced about the same assuming you're talking about adding meat. Panera Bread runs about $10 for a salad as well. Plenty of takers. I've paid nearly $20 for a damn Burger King Meal at an airport though, so if that's what they're charging in airports that's a steal.That was after paying for some unedible thing of cold, uncooked sausage, raw eggs, and soggy hashbrowns I couldn't even eat. Dublin's airport is awful.
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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I guess California's equivalent would be Pluto's, priced about the same assuming you're talking about adding meat.
FWIW, the salads at Saladworks can have meat in them. Nicoise salad has tuna, the chef salad has ham, probably turkey, and egg if you count that as protein at least.

Salad Creations doesn't include protein. It's optionally extra, like +$1.50 for chicken, or up to $4 extra for salmon, or even shrimp. However, I'm confused about how they worded it, as the mix-ins that are free include tofu, hardboiled egg, and bacon bits


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Panera Bread runs about $10 for a salad as well. Plenty of takers.
Huh... I though they were more so $7 to $9. That said, their food ain't too bad either. However, I've only ever eaten there for social calls.

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I've paid nearly $20 for a damn Burger King Meal at an airport though, so if that's what they're charging in airports that's a steal.That was after paying for some unedible thing of cold, uncooked sausage, raw eggs, and soggy hashbrowns I couldn't even eat. Dublin's airport is awful.
AFAIK, fast food internationally can get prohibitively more expensive. IIRC, the ones at the airport probably wanted +$3 to +$5 per item.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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A couple of leafs off of a $1.49 head of lettuce and get $8 for it. That's about the same as $6 for 4 cents worth of coffee at Starbucks.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:06 AM
 
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A couple of leafs off of a $1.49 head of lettuce and get $8 for it. That's about the same as $6 for 4 cents worth of coffee at Starbucks.
To be fair, it's cheaper to make it yourself, but then you'd have to eat it for many meals in a row. Especially when you have 2 dozen different items to account for.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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People aren't going to spend $10+ on rabbit food.

Lol, really? They pay 4-5 bucks a pop for glorified coffee.

Regarding this eatery, I'd never heard of it. We used to have a soup and salad place downtown, though, and it was reasonably priced and popular.

It's always sad when a business folds.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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I routinely pay close to $10 for salads... If they're done right, and large enough, they're worth it.
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