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Saladworks recently opened in the West End. Photo by Michael Thompson.

Saladworks recently opened in the West End. Photo by Michael Thompson.

HENRICO, Va. — A pair of local salad-slinging restaurant owners is adding a second serving in the West End.

Kevin Long and Travis Miller opened their latest Saladworks franchise last week at 7000 Forest Ave. in The Shoppes at Reynolds Crossing.

The 2,400-square-foot space is the second Richmond Saladworks location for Long and Miller, who are tennis buddies turned business partners. They opened their first in Short Pump in 2010.

Saladworks sells customized salads in the ordering style of Subway or Chipotle. The Philadelphia-based company has been in business for 28 years and has 108 locations open worldwide with 50 more in the works.

Long said he and Miller hope to attract local medical and office workers looking for a light lunch at the new location. They also hope to do more catering and delivery.

Long said it cost about $500,000 to open the new Saladworks. He and Miller financed it themselves, and they may look at other locations in the near future.

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