Salad restaurant chain Chop Stop plans to add more than a dozen locations in 2019. ( Chop Stop )

California-based salad chain Chop Stop has signed agreements for 16 new locations in three states for 2019.

By the end of the year, the restaurant expects to have 23 units, including its first locations in Texas and Nevada, according to a news release.

“We are highly encouraged by the progress these agreements represent for the Chop Stop brand and franchise,” founder and CEO Mark Kulkis said in the release. “Chop Stop has a wide and loyal customer base in California, and the new franchises represent new areas that will fall in love with the fresh, wholesome and filling chopped salads.”

The Texas agreement includes eight locations in San Antonio, with an option to add eight more units in Austin in the coming years.

Five more California restaurants are also in the plans for 2019.

Chop Shop started actively marketing its franchise program at the start of this year and aims to have 100 locations within five years, per the release.