I’m pleased to announce that Kapture has partnered with the tasty & eco-conscious salad chain, Just Salad.
When I worked at NBC, I would eat at Just Salad’s 30 Rock location every day. I just loved the fact that you could run down from the office, grab a healthy salad. I had free reign to customize my salad, directing the lady behind the counter to sprinkle shaved carrots, sliced grape tomatos and seasame crunchies atop my perky lettuce.
Now, contrary to what you might believe, Just Salad serves up more than, well, just salad. The salad giant also features delicious wraps, exotic smoothies & fresh made frozen yogurt.
I dropped by Just Salad today and chatted with the effervescent and bubbly, Jennifer Konde, Director of Customer Relations, to find out more about all things lettuce!
According to Konde, Nick Kenner and Rob Crespi opened Just Salad in 2006 when they grew tired of the lunch options available to them in Midtown Manhattan.
They partnered with the amazing Chef Laura Pensiero who now designs the handcrafted salads and dressings in Just Salad’s test kitchen.
Today, I tried the delightful Tuna Nee-Swah (the phonetic spelling of Tuna Niçoise) followed by a little taste of frozen yogurt. The Tuna Nee-Swah was light and fresh, served with chopped tuna, crisp greens and a lemon wedge. And the frozen yogurt was ultra decadent and refreshing. Yum!
The local salad shop turned franchise is committed to bringing quick, healthy food to the masses! And, in a twist of fate, I learned that Just Salad also has a dating website, called SaladMatch.com
Konde explained that you can create your favorite salad and meet your “Salad Match” based on your topping preferences.
“We wanted to create a quirky community within Just Salad. And so, Salad Match was born! We’ve seen people go on dates from it, too!” Konde says.
Not only can you find a delicious salad, but now you can find love, too. Single salad lovers rejoice!
Now, if you’re not in the mood for romance, and are craving good ol’ lettuce, you can choose a designer salad (imagined by Chef Laura herself). Or, if you’re feeling a bit adventurous and want to customize your own salad, you have 60+ ingredients to choose from. And best of all, Just Salad is not only good for you, but it’s great for the environment too!
Konde grabbed a brightly colored orange bowl from the shop’s display and brought it back to where we were seated.
“This,” she said, holding the orange bowl up to the light, ”is the Just Salad Reusable Bowl. It’s one of the coolest things about Just Salad.” Konde explained.
Just Salad encourages their customers to purchase a Just Salad Reusable Bowl for $1 and receive two free essential toppings or one free cheese when they bring the bowl into the store & reuse the bowl at the store. It’s an amazing initiative that helps reduce waste and promotes eco-friendly living.
Just Salad also sells reusable bamboo utensils, which I think is pretty neat. The interior of the restaurant uses bamboo and other environmentally conscious materials in it’s construction. And, because Just Salad not only cares about sustaining a healthy earth, but also healthy humans, Just Salad uses only the freshest ingredients and often sources seasonal ingredients for it’s changing menus.
All in all, I had an absolutely amazing experience at Just Salad. The service was quick, easy and friendly; the food was fresh, yummy and healthy and earth friendly vibe really made me feel at home!
If you’re in the mood for lunch and want something healthy on the fly, check out Just Salad and eat your (artichoke) heart out!