Anatomy of a Good Side Salad Bar (your checklist)

  • Craned, or Disposables, or Both?

  • 2 Greens

  • 3-4 Core Items

  • 1 Crunchy item

  • 1 Cheese

  • 3-4 Specialty items (dried fruits, pickled veggies, etc)

  • 3-4 Dressings

Common Errors to Avoid

  • Disproportionate spending in a single item, just because it’s in the theme. You can order down or completely remove expensive items.
  • Forgetting items, especially dressings (use the checklist above).
  • Omitting whether it’s Craned and/or if Disposable Containers are needed.
  • Not referencing the side salad bar themed calendar for the correct weekly theme (here's the link).

Further Resources

The salad bar themes change every week, make sure to double check the correct theme before slotting your order. The weekly theme schedule link is here.

The soup schedule is found here.

Use the Custom Salad Bar Builder (link here) to build out your bar and find out if it's enough food by weight and if it fits your budget.

Any other questions? Contact us at: and we'll get back to you asap!