FARMINGTON—Fresh salads and juices are the signature items at MAD Greens, which opened last week at Station Park.
It is only the second store in Utah, one of 27 across four states.
“So far, in Utah we’ve seen stronger than anticipated sales,” said co-founder Marley Hodgson. “It’s humbling to have such a warm welcome in a new market.”
The fast-casual restaurant is known for its customizable salads, healthy kids’ meals and wholesome juices, according to a press release.
They also have a reputation where they are based, for naming salads after well-known individuals.
For their two Utah stores, they introduced “The Butch Cassidy,” a mix of flavors “that capture the essence of the community by including baby greens, grilled citrus chicken, walnuts, mango, celery and grilled sweet onions with a honey mint vinaigrette,” according to the release.
Other salads are named for Dionysus, Ty Cobb and Edgar Allan Poe.
A store in Lehi opened in August of this year and two more Utah stores are planned for 2017.
MAD Greens focuses on chef-inspired food made from scratch daily, including hummus, grilled and roasted meats, freshly baked croutons and more. They offer more than 20 salad dressings.
A portion of the sales from their grand opening will go to Wasatch Community Gardens, a local garden that provides opportunities for women who are facing homelessness, according to the release.