Own a Chop Stop Salad Franchise in San Diego

If you’re looking for franchises to buy in San Diego, Chop Stop restaurant offers one of the best fast food franchise opportunities in California. San Diego is one of the healthiest cities in the world, so it makes sense to open a Chop Stop franchise, the #1 Chopped Salad restaurant in the nation.

San Diego is a military town with lots of hungry soldiers. Plus, a beach crowd that needs the same healthy cuisine to look good frolicking on the beach. Chop Stop appeals to both markets. We offer such a wide variety of salad options, there’s something for everyone. For those who want to nibble on a lighter Vegan-style salad, we offer our Wasabi Veggie Chop. If anyone wants to devour a hearty salad, they can chow down on our BBQ Chicken Chop with double meat.


No matter what salad people choose, they’ll enjoy one full pound of nutritious yum-yum so finely chopped they’ll be tempted to eat it with a spoon.

Whether you want to open a traditional restaurant franchise or a vegan franchise, Chop Stop and San Diego were meant to be together. All you need to do is look down from Cabrillo National Monument, and you’ll see that the bay resembles a giant salad bowl. Add a few hundred tons of lettuce, some onions, tomatoes, and our proprietary dressing, and then you can feed the entire 7th fleet.

However, we suggest serving a few customers at a time. To keep your costs down, we have designed our Chop Stop restaurants to

fit into a kiosk or free-standing building that’s only 1,100 square feet. That’s because we threw the kitchen overboard. There’s no need to cook a salad, so there’s no need for expensive kitchen equipment. No cooking, no grease, no hassle. By eliminating the need for grills, hoods, or grease inceptors, you can save $25K to $50K before you open for business.

How much does our chopt franchise cost?  No, it’s not even close to a million. If you’re searching for cheap food franchises in California, our chopt franchise cost starts at $285K, which includes a $30K one-time franchise fee, lease, inventory, and almost everything else you need to get started. In addition, we help you find the right location at the right price.


In most case, you only need a “Retail Takeout Food” designation instead of a full restaurant permit. We’ve done our best to reduce the costs so it’s a serious low cost franchise experience. 

Most importantly, when you make the commitment to own a franchise with Chop Stop, we make a commitment to make you the best. If that sounds like you’re joining the Marines, you’re close. Instead of a 13-week boot camp, we give you an intensive 6-week hands-on training course. Relax. We won’t make you do push-ups, but we will teach you how to clean the latrine, so your store will be a lean, clean, salad-making machine. But this is your ship, so you can always delegate that duty to a subordinate.

We’ll also put you in the trenches making salads, and teach you how to prepare your squad for battle – the lunch rush, the adrenaline-pumping hour we, in the restaurant biz, live for. Unlike some other low cost fast food franchises, we don’t stop your training and make you watch during the busy times. No dice, soldier. We created a second salad station at our training store, so you can keep chopping during the rush and get valuable experience on the front lines. 

If you want to open a healthy food restaurant in California, fill out the form on this page and one of our friendly salespeople will be in touch ASAP to show you why Chop Stop is one of the best restaurant franchises to own.




There’s no reason to wait, no obligation, and literally nothing to lose!

Take your first step down the road to becoming a Chop Stop salad franchisee today, while most territories are still open. Fill out the form below and someone will contact you ASAP. Or call (818) 369-7350 and ask to speak with a franchise salesperson.