Chop Stop, a California-based QSR salad concept known for its customizable chopped salads and other health-oriented menu options, announced that it has recently signed 16 new franchise agreements in three states.

The deals will result in the first-ever Chop Stop franchises in Texas and Nevada. By the end of 2019, Chop Stop expects to have a total of 23 units open.

"We are highly encouraged by the progress these agreements represent for the Chop Stop brand and franchise," said Chop Stop founder and CEO Mark Kulkis. "Chop Stop has a wide and loyal customer base in California and the new franchises represent new areas that will fall in love with the fresh, wholesome and filling chopped salads."

Among its new locations planned for 2019 is the company’s first unit in the San Antonio area. This franchise group has signed a multi-unit restaurant development agreement to open eight locations in San Antonio, with an option for an additional eight locations in Austin, Texas, over the next several years.

In Southern California, five units are currently in development and are expected to open within the first few months of 2019.

Chop Stop began actively marketing their franchise program at the beginning of 2018, with the goal of having 100 locations open in five years.

Image courtesy of Chop Stop's Instagram page