The first 50 customers at the restaurant received a gift card for up to $100.
According to the manager of operations Roberto Peniche, the Berry Street location didn’t have the start it was expecting, but now that students are back on campus, business is looking up for Salata.
“Since we opened in June, this has been our first busy day with customers lined up and standing outside of the doors,” Peniche said.
Salata opened on June 15 and exactly a month later, the restaurant closed its doors for three weeks due to water damage. Salata was able to reopened its doors about a month ago.
Peniche said he was happy to have such a long line of students and community members out the door at the grand opening.
Returning customers noticed how busy the Berry St. location was at the grand opening compared to other days.
“I haven’t been here when it’s been this busy,” said Alec Lucas, a senior communications major. “It’s good to see everyone taking advantage of the price and try something new.”
Other students said they loved getting to interact with Super Frog and receive half priced salads.
Ally McLaughlin, a senior communications major, said, “This is my first time to Salata. It was fun seeing Super Frog interact with everyone and my meal was only five dollars.”
Many students said they like that they have healthier options like Salata closer to campus.
Austin Phillips, a senior business major, said he and his friends come to Salata often, but the five dollar deal was a good surprise.
“It’s a quick, healthy option that I can grab before class or between classes,” said Phillips. “They have a good variety and a nice change of pace from Dutch’s or Buff Bro’s.”
Salata is open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., serving lunch and dinner. It offers more than 50 different salad toppings and signature Salata lemonades.
Salata is located on the corner of Berry Street and Waits Avenue across from Jack-in-the-Box.