Monday, February 13, 2017

Go Salad Woodstock offers ‘Healthy Food Fast’

Article by Emily Selby with the Cherokee Tribune
Woodstock residents have a new and healthy option for finding a leafy green salad with the opening of Go Salad Woodstock.
Located on Main Street in front of Sam’s Club, Go Salad Woodstock is the product of owner Phillip Wheeler’s desire to find a good salad at a decent price. 
“I sat behind a desk for many years and I kept putting on weight,” he said. “I love eating salad and it’s a good healthy alternative to fast food. Everywhere you go, you really could not get a good salad.”
After making salads in his own office, and seeing a similar restaurant concept in California, Wheeler planned to open his new restaurant that offers “healthy food fast.”
“I decided to open so that you can get a good, quality salad at a fair price,” he said. “Even though we aren’t really a fast food restaurant, we make every single order as they come in.”
For $5.99, restaurant goers can create their own salad by choosing from various greens, 12 dressings and classic toppings that include banana peppers, nuts and various cheeses.
“If the customer doesn’t want to design their own salad, we have eight house-crafted salads that we designed,” Wheeler said, adding that premium toppings can also be selected for salads.
However, Go Salad Woodstock, does not just offer salads. The restaurant offers eight signature sandwiches, four varieties of chicken salad, tuna salad, pimento cheese and soups.
“We always have chunky chicken noodle and Thai Fire Rice soups every day, and normally have a third soup of the day,” Wheeler said.
Several specials and “secret menu” items are also offered through the restaurant’s Facebook page.
“We put a special up on Facebook every single day and we also have a little secret menu that you have to know about through our Facebook page,” Wheeler said. “There are some items that don’t appear on our menu.”
Discounts are also offered on Facebook if customers mention the post, and they change daily.
Although Wheeler is from Rome, he said Woodstock was the perfect place to open his new restaurant.
“My grandparents lived here in the past so I feel like I’m coming home,” he said. “I looked for six months for a location and this spot came up … Woodstock fit the demographics and it’s been great.”
Though the restaurant’s doors opened in November, Wheeler said business has picked up since last week’s ribbon cutting.
“We love Woodstock and we love the people that live here – they are really supporting us and we appreciate that very much,” he said.
Go Salad Woodstock is located at 9550 Main Street.
Call (678) 401-5674

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