The latest milestone for the franchise reflects the changing face of the food court, as more Australians commit to making healthy and ethical food choices. The 100th store at Lower Ground, Melbourne Central, Swanston St, also marks the start of great amplification for the franchise in Australia, with a goal of reaching 300 stores in the next 5 years.
Luke Baylis, Co-Founder and CEO of SumoSalad said “It has been just over a decade since the first SumoSalad store opened in Sydney. The 100th store in Melbourne represents a significant achievement for the brand, and confirms that our pledge to provide healthy and appealing choices has been embraced throughout Australia. As we continue to see a growing thirst for fast, healthy and nutritious meals, we will continue to look for new opportunities to bring our healthy options to as many locations as possible.”
The 100th store is part of a new series of concept stores for SumoSalad, featuring live hydroponic vegetable walls, and cold pressed juice stations.
Franchisee Jason Wang is excited that the 100th store will be his second SumoSalad offering. He said his decision to embark on another venture with SumoSalad was an easy one.
“Following the success of my Knox store, the opportunity to open the 100th store in Australia was one that I did not want to miss. Luke’s vision of bringing healthy food options to food courts is something that I am extremely proud to be a part of. This 100th store is not just testament to the healthy and delicious meals available at SumoSalad, but also the ongoing support and innovation designed to help franchisees succeed in the retail environment.”