2020 W Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511
Cost range: 1.00-10.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: No alcohol
More in this neighborhood: Brandon
A New Jersey chain that has been around for 26 years, the Brandon franchise, opened early in 2012, is the first in Florida. It's a fresh spin on the customizable craze. It's like Sweet Tomatoes meets Subway, salad "technicians" poised to construct your own point-and-pick salad scenario, or with a baker's dozen of salad recipes (Greek, "Nuevo" nicoise, fire-roasted Cabo jack) as a starting point. What makes this different from, and better than, many other salad options is ingredients. Everything is chopped fresh daily in house, the spring mix springy, the bacon crunchy, the red onion with none of the second-day bitterness prechopping yields. It's all packed into stylish black-and-clear plastic to-go containers, very spill-proof, with heavy plastic cutlery.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, until 7 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.