Craig Nelson to Open The Big Salad Franchise


Craig Nelson, a Detroit sports and entertainment catering executive, will open a new location of The Big Salad in Woodhaven in April 2018. The new restaurant will offer The Big Salad’s traditional menu items including hand-crafted iceberg, romaine, or spinach salads, a choice of 40 toppings, 30 dressings, sandwiches, wraps, and soup selections.

“I’m a big fan of The Big Salad business concept,” says Nelson. “With more and more people choosing healthier fast casual dining options, this makes The Big Salad a winning choice.”

Nelson has served many roles in the food industry including director of food and beverage for Olympia Entertainment, guest and staff catering services for the Detroit Red Wings and Fox Theater, food and beverage operations for the University of Michigan’s sport venues, and food and beverage services for the Toledo Mud Hens.