Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma May 2018 - Page 29

LOCAL BUSINESS BRIEFS EATS Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Salata S alata opened an Edmond location on Friday, April 20. This was the restaurant’s inaugural location in Edmond and the fifth Salata restaurant for franchise partner Atsa Lotta Green Holdings, LLC. The location, positioned in Bryant Square at 2nd Street and Bryant Ave., is an extension of the health-focused lifestyle that stands as a cornerstone of the Salata brand. A gluten-free certified group of restaurants with over 75 locations, Salata not only encourages, but also guides patrons toward body wellness through nutrient-rich foods. Guests are able to choose from an array of lettuces, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, seeds, nuts, chicken, seafood and vegan proteins. All dressings, soups and sauces are house-made solidifying Salata’s holistic commitment to health. The Edmond eatery is open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Fifteen percent of the opening day’s sales were donated to the The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, a non-profit working to combat hunger in western Oklahoma counties. The University of Central Oklahoma spirit team and mascot, Buddy Broncho, were in attendance to welcome the new restaurant. The first fifty guests to arrive received complimentary meals including a small salad or wrap and signature drink. Salata opened its first Edmond location in April. PHOTO BY JEFF MOORE Cowboy Chicken Opens New Edmond Location C owboy Chicken, the fast casual concept known for its wood-fired rotisserie chicken and homemade sides, quickly corralled a legion of dedicated fans upon opening its first Oklahoma City location last year. Now, the Dallas-based brand looks to round up even more followers with its second restaurant in the area, this time in Edmond, which recently opened in April. “Oklahoma City has really embraced Cowboy Chicken in a big way,” says Cody Trammell, franchise owner and operator with the Southern Fired Hospitality Group. “We can’t wait to bring our authentic, wood-fired flavor and one-of-a-kind dining experience to the community of Edmond.” Construction is already underway at the new restaurant, located at 410 Bryant Ave., and Cowboy Chicken is searching for energetic crew members who are dedicated to bringing a fast, healthy dining alternative and warm, friendly customer service to Edmond.   An Edmond resident himself, Trammell has been in the restaurant business nearly 20 years. He and his business partners plan to open additional Cowboy Chicken restaurants in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and beyond over the next few years. Cowboy Chicken serves all-natural, hormone-free rotisserie chickens that are hand-seasoned in store, marinated for 24 hours and then slowly roasted for two hours over a real wood-burning fire. Hearty and healthy dishes are available during lunch and dinner for dine-in, take out, catering and delivery. On-the-go diners can order on the Cowboy Chicken app, available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, which allows guests to order ahead, pay with their phone at checkout and earn rewards. May 2018 | The Business Times 29