This app is available for all devices operating iOS and Android for free download and allows users to put together the favorite salads, as available from Saladworks, one of the leading fresh-tossed salad operators in the US. Ideal for anyone who buys their favorite salads from the retail chain and who wants a convenient way to order, it is typical of the made-to-order sort of fast food apps now available from retailers.
Saladworks app in summary
The iPhone, iPad and Android app, which is available for download now in its second generation, places all of Saladworks’ extensive menu in just one place. From their signature salads to their range of tasty soups, everything is just a few taps away. Indeed, you can even order one of their popular Focaccia Fusion sandwiches or a deli wrap within a moment or two. After your order is created in the app, all the salad orders are freshly prepared for you at the nearest outlet. The makers say that orders are only fulfilled with freshly chopped, sliced and grated ingredients that are prepared daily in every location the food retailer operates. Users can use the app to select from over 50 separate fresh ingredients in order to fashion their ideal salad or to customize orders from standard options.
The user experience
When selecting the various ingredients for a salad, it is possible to choose them from a well laid out screen, so you are always sure to be tapping on the right item. When one order has been completed it is possible to then create a new salad or to choose a sandwich or a wrap, if preferred. In common with other retail apps, the user is later able to complete their order with a checkout process from their 'shopping cart'. All orders can then be designated as either for pick up or delivery at any location that Saladworks operates from. There is little more to it than that with few gimmicks, ads or promotions to clutter the user experience. Of course, as the company only operates in eleven states of the United States, it will be of limited interest to UK-based customers and for people in north America who don't live near an outlet. Nevertheless, the app works well and is largely glitch free. It is a great way of ordering a personalized salad or sandwich for anyone who is seeking a healthy lunchtime snack, or even a larger meal, so long as they happen to be in the right locality, of course!
Is it worth downloading this salad focussed app?
Overall, this app is only going to be of interest to American citizens or people who are heading to the United States on a holiday and who want the convenience of being able to pre-order their salad. It is a great way of personalizing a dish because all of the ingredients can be selected individually, but this is probably not a great app if you are outside the zone of operations of the franchise.