WOWorks brand Saladworks has unveiled plans to open 20 new ghost kitchen locations in Central Florida, US, in partnership with Combo Kitchen.

Saladworks menu items will be available in the region through an agreement between Combo Kitchen and restaurant chain WingHouse Bar & Grill, which has a number of locations across the state.

WOWorks chief development officer Brian Farris said: “We are excited to expand our brand into Central Florida through our partnership with Combo Kitchen.

“Normally, expanding into an entirely new market is costly for potential franchisees. This partnership allows us to gain new customers without needing to invest upfront in a brick-and-mortar store.

“We also gain additional benefits, such as raising Saladworks’ brand awareness in new regions and giving our guests more points of delivery and pickup.”

The new ghost kitchen locations are scheduled to begin operations by 25 March.

Customers can find Saladworks menu items offered by WingHouse Bar & Grill restaurants at various locations, including Lakeland, Largo, New Port Richey and Ocala.

Other locations that will offer Saladworks items for delivery include North Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, Sanford, West Bradenton, North Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, Daytona Beach, Ellenton, Orlando, Kissimmee, Tampa and Wesley Chapel.

The partnership will help Saladworks to expand its footprint in the region.

Combo Kitchen founder and CEO Hossein Kasmai said: “This partnership between WingHouse and Saladworks is a perfect example of how Combo Kitchens facilitates win-win situations for restaurant owners looking to capitalise on the growing takeout and delivery market with minimal investment or disruption to operations.”

Last April, Saladworks expanded its footprint across the US and Canada by opening 11 new stores.