Own a Chop Stop Franchise!

Meet Kelley, who went from being a stay-at-home mom for 17 years, to a successful owner of three Chop Stop franchises.

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#1 Salad Franchise

Entrepreneur Magazine, 2022


If you’re interested in a healthier fast food restaurant franchise, you’ve come to the right place. Chop Stop is the fast-growing, low-cost, chopped salad concept with 11 years of sales history and tremendous regional brand recognition throughout Southern California.

When you chop a salad so fine you can eat it with a spoon, you get a flavor explosion in every bite — and a legion of customers addicted to your food! A Chop Stop salad franchise can be your ticket to both business ownership and a healthier lifestyle. Capitalize on the growing consumer desire for convenient, health-oriented restaurant options. By offering a unique menu of customizable chopped salads and other fresh items, your customers will enjoy creating a different delicious meal every day. And you’ll enjoy a healthy business model, heightened by Chop Stop’s broad consumer appeal and lightning fast service times.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much cash do I need to have in the bank?

You will need a minimum $175K in cash to procure an SBA loan. Property and other collateral assets do not count as cash. We will introduce you to our preferred SBA lenders who are familiar with Chop Stop and can expedite the process.

How much will it cost to open?

The total investment necessary to begin the operation of a Chop Stop salad restaurant is estimated to be from $327K to $698.5K. That includes everything from the franchise fee to the hiring of staff to extra working capital during your first months of operation. For further details, visit our Costs page.

Do I need restaurant experience?

Not at all. If you watch the video on this page, you’ll see that our first franchisee was a stay-at-home mom for 18 years before opening her first location. Now she has three restaurants open!

Where can I open a Chop Stop?

Having the proper regional infrastructure to support franchisees is crucial. That is why our current efforts are limited to seven states in the west: California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Utah. (However, if you are a multi-unit operator in another state looking to open 10+ locations within a four-year period we are open to talk.)

The Locations page on our consumer site shows where we currently have restaurants open. Once we reach the 100-restaurant milestone, we will expand into other states.

What kind of training and support will I receive?

We pride ourselves on our extraordinary franchisee support. We hold your hand through every step of the process, from real estate negotiation to your grand opening and beyond. Our salad franchise training course is six weeks long for four people. For more details, see our Franchise Program and Training pages.

What does the food look like?

Great question! Check out our delicious online Menu. But beware… you may be overcome by a craving for a chopped salad that cannot easily be satisfied if you don’t have a Chop Stop near you!

What are your fees?

The initial franchise fee is $35K.
The royalty fee is 5% of your weekly net sales as defined in our franchise agreement, and the advertising fee is up to 2.5% of your weekly net sales.

Are you a member of VetFran?

Yes! Honorably discharged, full-time veterans can receive up to a $10,000 discount off the initial franchise fee.


Meet Kelley, who went from being a stay-at-home mom for 17 years, to a successful owner of three Chop Stop franchises.

Chopstop Salad