Upon our visit to the Deptford Saladworks on Friday, we noticed a slew of notifications on the doors and windows citing that the location ‘looks forward to re-opening soon’. Why, you ask? Perhaps the little matter of the building being seized by its creditors has something to do with it (there’s an official-looking document taped inside the windows).
The big benefactor of Saladworks’ slump is sure to be Moe’s Southwest Grill. On our occasion, there were four or five others looking at the notices in the windows that ended up going into Moe’s to get one of their salads instead. Not withstanding that the Clements Bridge Crossing shopping center appears to be a deathtrap to eateries other than Moe’s and an unremarkable chinese place (Pie A’la Mode and now Saladworks appear to have bit the dust), it is still disappointing to see these stores fail.
Ironically, a new sushi/hibachi/buffet called Tokyo appears almost ready to launch in the space once occupied by Halloween Adventure store. Time will tell if there’s enough traffic to justify its double-sized storefront. We’ll post an update if Saladworks ever finds a way to pay those pesky bills.
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Update: We received the following email from Saladworks corporate:
I saw your post on the closing of the Deptford Saladworks. I wanted to give you a comment from the Saladworks home office: “The State of New Jersey, Department of Taxation ordered the franchisee to close their store. While we have no independent knowledge of the details, it is our understanding that the franchisee is working diligently to resolve the matter. We look forward to the store reopening very soon and hope that our loyal customers will continue to patronize Saladworks for Fanatic’ly Fresh salads.”
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