If you like salad, you have to like Salata. While it can be a challenge to find Salata coupons, there are ways you can save money. It involves watching for deals to come up, ordering intelligently and taking full advantage of their rules and offerings.
While Salata bills itself as a salad bar, that description can be a bit confusing. It isn’t an all-you-can-eat salad bar where you serve yourself. As you may have noticed, those are hard to find these days.
Instead, it works like a Subway sandwich shop. You tell the people behind the counter what you want on your salad — choosing from several groupings of items — then they add everything to a large bowl. At the end, the salad is tossed. You can add bread for free or pay extra for soup.
You can get yourself a pretty big salad if you like all the things they offer at no extra charge and have them put in a little of everything.
Finding Salata Coupons And Discounts
Salata doesn’t regularly publish coupons or discount codes online, so you can’t depend on finding a code or offer every time you go. While that method works with some buffet chains and with a lot of fast food choices, Salata doesn’t provide as many offers as you might like. They also don’t have an email club, a big mistake in my book.
But here are a few things you can do to get a better deal at Salata:
Watch for new openings. Locations often have discounted salads around the time they open, so watch for new openings near you. This chain is expanding, so watch Salata’s Facebook page for announcements. You’ll find other offers there sometimes too.
Watch for Groupons. Check your local Groupon site and other similar sites for Salata deals. These don’t happen often, but they do happen. While you have to order these deals in advance online, they’re often half off or better.
Stay alert when you drive by. Some locations run specials for $5 salads and other offers when business is slow. Watch for a board outside or something in the window.
Discover The Secret Of Sharing At Salata
Is sharing allowed at Salata?
Salata’s regular-sized salads are larger than most people can eat at one meal, so consider sharing. Some people think this isn’t allowed, but I wrote the company’s corporate office and was let in on the secret: if you ask for your salad to be divided while it’s being made, this could confuse the cashiers and cause you to be charged for two separate small salads.
But if you have your salad made in a single bowl and then ask for a takeout container as you go through the line, you can divide the salad at your table, putting half of it in the takeout container for another person sharing with you or to take home for later.
While this may seem a strange way to handle it, that’s what a company representative told me to do — and it works.
“We would advise against trying to ‘split’ a large salad at any point while walking down the line as you will most likely get charged for two small salads,” an unnamed representative told me by email. “You have the option of ordering a large salad and asking the cashier for an extra to-go box when you get to the register. You would be able to divide up the salad with friends at your table.”
At our local Salata, the manager is more than accommodating to those who want to share. In fact, if he see someone come in and go through the line while another goes and sits down, he asks if you’re sharing. He even now recognizes that I prefer to share and offers to divide the meal into two bowls. Other employees seem just as eager to please as he is.
Go Healthy At Salata For Less
I have to say that the price tag for a small or large salad at Salata seems reasonable to me, especially considering how many topping choices there are. But there’s always a way to save money when dining out, no matter where you eat.
At Salata, the secret is to stay alert for deals at the store and online. And be willing to share. It makes for a fun dining experience, and you can get some ice cream down the street — or stay put for one of Salata’s cookies — with the money you save.