The 7 Best American Salad Chains

Chopt's high-quality, local ingredients and 18 dressings make it a salad lover's favorite. 


The salad chain aims to make everyday health and sustainability possible. Though ambitious, it makes wonderful salads.

Just Salad

Two women launched Grabbagreen in 2013 to provide more healthy meals on the go for parents and others. Its "Eat Clean" menu uses fresh, whole foods.


Saladworks is known for its greens, with 110 sites in 15 states and more in planning overseas. 


Steele Smiley, a fitness coach, founded this fast-casual restaurant in 2016 to revolutionize wellness with chef-crafted grain bowls, smoothies, and salads.

Crisp and Green

Mixt, with branches in California, Arizona, and Texas, is known for its salads such the Beetnik, which has mixed greens, arugula, roasted golden beets, avocado, goat cheese, and toasted walnuts.


Since opening its first store in 2007 in Washington, D.C., Sweetgreen has over 220 locations nationally. This salad chain was founded by three Georgetown University students who disliked on-campus food.


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