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July 11, 2017

NYC-based Just Salad opens first Philly location, celebrating with $2 salads next week

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Just Salad has opened its first Philadelphia location at 17th and Chestnut streets.

Philadelphia, get ready for another healthy lunchtime option.

Just Salad, the New York City-based restaurant chain, opened its first Philadelphia location at 17th and Chestnut streets Tuesday, joining similar spots like Sweetgreen and Snap Kitchen close by.

Its "dozens of organic and local" menu options include salads, wraps and toast boxes – you know, avocado toast – that start at $7.99. All options are 500 calories or less.

While the Philly location has already had its soft opening this week, Just Salad is kicking off its grand opening next Thursday, according to a news release from the company.

The newly opened healthy restaurant option will offer $2 salads from noon-2 p.m., as well as prizes, free samples and more. Customers will also be able to buy other "chef-designed menu items" for $2 if they follow the company on social media.

“While Philly has several healthy options, we will be bringing a healthy option that is more affordable, faster and better tasting. We are very excited to open here,” Just Salad founder & CEO Nick Kenner said in the release. “We believe that being healthy is essential to being happy, which is why our promise is to provide quality, healthy food at an affordable price.”

The company is well known for its reusable bowl program, in which customers can buy a reusable bowl made of post-consumer recycled plastic and get two free toppings to boot. Just Salad saves more than 75,000 pounds of plastic every year through its program.

Just Salad opened its first store in 2006 and has since expanded to more than 30 locations across the nation.