Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

Business Spotlight August 2020

Posted on: July 31, 2020 10:20 am

Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen

Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen is a welcoming atmosphere filled with people who are passionate about serving you.  Its nutritious salads made with fresh ingredients.  It's heart and delicious hot soups.  It's specialty homemade lemonades with creative flavors.  It's recipes created for you, to fuel your body and treat your taste buds.  It's a mission built around service the community, sourcing local ingredients, and making a difference here and now. 

Owner: Adam O'Donnell

Business Description: Fast Casual Salads, Soups, and Wraps. 

Location: 7747 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Contact Info: 513-725-0280



Get to know more about Adam O'Donnell, Owner

What was the inspiration behind the business?

One of the biggest inspirations behind Vinaigrette is the desire to eat healthy, wholesome food that tastes great, and can be made quickly. We found that while there are many great options for lunch, there are not many that promote a healthy lifestyle.  Working with a local chef we set off to create a menu that is simple and delicious.  We are excited to make Vinaigrette accessible to as many people as possible.   

What are the three most important things about your business?

(1) Our customers are the focus of everything we do. We want people to be healthy and happy and will go out of our way to make sure your experience is great.
(2) Our team is so important. Day in and day out they put forth great effort to provide amazing meals to people quickly in a very clean environment.
(3) Our goal is have an impact on the community we exist in. Sometimes that means buying local produce, sometimes it means providing a good job, and sometimes it means rolling up our sleeves and volunteering where needed.

What is your personal go-to order?

I love our wraps. My favorite is the BLT wrap with chicken added and a cup of tomato soup. If I’m in the mood for just a salad I go for the Chicken Taco.

Ever serve anyone famous?

Our team once made lunch for Justin Timberlake and his crew while in town for a concert.

What changes have you made due to COVID-19?

We are currently open 11 am- 4 pm at this time. In order to best serve our customers through this challenging time we are encouraging people to order online through our website or by downloading the Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen app. We also offer delivery services through DoorDash. In the store we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our team and guests with regular temperature checks at the beginning of each shift and hourly sanitizing of
the cafe. We appreciate everyone’s continued business and support through this time.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

"Eating is an agricultural act." - Wendell Berry