Calvin Rucker stands outside his new Saladworks franchise on S.R. 60 in the Outback Plaza.

Looking for America’s best salad? Well, look no further because Saladworks has arrived. Calvin Rucker and his wife, Felicia, opened the franchise in the Outback Plaza on S.R. 60 this spring. Rucker has been in the restaurant business for more than 25 years.

Rucker and his wife knew they wanted to bring a healthier choice to an already saturated hamburger and chicken market. After visiting Philadelphia, home of Saladworks, they were sold on the idea

If you haven’t been there, you’re missing a great meal. From salads made your way to five soups daily to paninis, wraps and fusion sandwiches (a sandwich made on fresh baked focaccia bread) to cookies or brownies for dessert, it’s a meal for all tastes. The nation’s No. 1 salad franchise, Saladworks provides an assortment of entree-sized salads for consumers on the go. Saladworks is committed to giving its customers delicious and healthy food offerings. For your private party, Saladworks has a wide array of fresh foods to spin your function in a healthier (but just as tasty) direction. Customers can enjoy the clean and aesthetically pleasing dining room with Free Wi-Fi and a great view of the Brandon Lake or order to go.

All Saladworks salads are made-to-order, chopped fresh daily, and less than 500 calories. Prices range from $7.79-$8.29, with a Salad of the Week at only $5.99. Kids will be happy to find kid’s salads and grilled cheese sandwiches on the menu.

Saladworks is open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 12 Noon-5 p.m. on Sunday.  Delivery is available on orders with a minimum amount of $30 within a five-mile radius, Monday-Friday only.

The Ruckers joined the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, and hope to be a big part of the community.  They have already participated in the Taste of Riverview at the chamber luncheon at the Regent in June, showcasing their salads and feeding the crowd. Try it today and choose from more than 50 fresh ingredients and create your own salad. Online ordering is available at


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Suzy is one of the Advertising Representatives for the Riverview area. She started with the Osprey as an advertising assistant in 2008 and has various positions since then. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Riverview Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Bloomingdale with her husband, Tom for the last 22 years.