Salata Salad Kitchen Appoints President

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Michele Maerz originally joined Salata in 2021 as vice president of operations. Photo courtesy of Salata.

Houston, Texas-based Salata, a built-to-order salad brand, has promoted former vice president of operations, Michele Maerz, to president.

In her role as president, Maerz will be responsible for the overall strategic vision and leadership of the Salata brand and ensuring operational excellence across Salata’s more than 90 corporate and franchised restaurants along with franchise expansion across the country.

Maerz brings over 30 years of restaurant industry experience. During her time as vice president of operations at the Salata, Maerz and her team improved operational procedures; solidified a partnership that opens new revenue streams on major corporate campuses and facilities in Houston and Dallas; rolled out several new menu items including a Certified Angus Beef steak protein to the salad menu; and launched the Salata Mobile Kitchen to assist operations during restaurant remodels and create an opportunity for greater community involvement.

Prior to joining Salata, Maerz served as regional vice president of On The Border Grill & Cantina. She also has held roles at Lazy Dog Restaurants, BJ’s Restaurants and Brinker Int’l.

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