salad bar


Definition of salad bar 

: a self-service counter (as in a restaurant) featuring an array of salad makings and dressings

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At the cafeteria salad bar, go for a colorful mix of unadulterated raw veggies. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, "30 Ways to Stay Fit When You Get to College," 26 Aug. 2016 Campers pick vegetables that end up on the salad bar (or at the local senior center), gather eggs from the flock of 40 chickens and feed pigs. Page Leggett, charlotteobserver, "'We leave technology behind' at Camp Grier, and enjoy nature instead," 5 July 2018 There's a salad bar, and a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. Jenni Marsh, CNN, "Our children's plastic lives seen through lunches," 7 June 2018 And a forlorn little sign above the salad bar notes that Ford Field is 346 miles away. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Father, son bond writing U.P. bars book and it becomes a cult classic," 10 June 2018 Schools interested in applying for a salad bar donation can reach out to the website. Julie Gallant,, "Bayer donates salad bars to Ramona schools," 29 May 2018 The salad bar route also offers the opportunity to make chopped salad for one. Bonnie S. Benwick, charlotteobserver, "You don’t need romaine lettuce to make a great chopped salad | Charlotte Observer," 1 May 2018 The bars The soup and salad bar with bottomless bowls of the trademark vegetable soup is popular. Jennie Key,, "Five reasons Cincinnati loves Frisch's," 6 June 2018 Unable to replenish their stocks, grocery stores, deli counters, and salad bars will quickly run out of food as well. Sean Patrick Cooper, The New Republic, "Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of salad bar

1937, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of salad bar

: a place in a restaurant where there is a selection of ingredients that customers can use to make their own salads

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