Rich Levy likes to think of himself as the “head tomato” of Salad Spinners, a three-unit chain he founded in ChicAgo in 2000. Combined, the restaurants generate about $2 million in sales, and Levy plans to open four to six corporate stores this year and franchise the chain’s first unit by the fourth quarter.As its mission statement says, “Salad Spinners is dedicated to American farmers, the men and women of our great land who toil the earth each day to ensure America’s bread basket.”His ...

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