Changing the way the world views fast food

Often when we think about fast food, the first word that comes to our minds is “un-healthy”. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be! Sweetgreen’s has changed the face of fast food, and the way we see it. Nathaniel Ru is a George Town graduate, along with his two best friends Nicolas Jammet, and Johnathan Neman. The team of best friends devoted their passion into a restaurant chain. The company has forty stores in the United States, employing well over 1,700 employees. The company was funded by forty members of their friends, and family. The company believes in making large investments in their employees. Which in today’s world that isn’t something that is easy to come by. They believe in making sure that employees are financially able to take care of their families, and look after their own health.


Sweetgreen’s isn’t limited to their fast, and healthy food. Or the way they take care of the people who work for them. They also have other things to look forward to including music, and a cool app that you must get your hands on. The app is also beneficial to the education system, as 1% of each purchase will be donated in hopes for healthier eating for schools. Sweetgreen’s is also trying to create programs within the education system. Their goal is to provide them with information that shows them the benefits of fitness, and clean eating. Obviously trying to show them that their is more to food categories than pizza, and potato chips.


In an interview with Nathaniel Ru, he stated that they have big family meals when they celebrate a new seasonal launch. They base their company on creating meaningful relationships with their employers, and the community. Something pretty neat about Sweetgreen’s is that their food is all fresh. Their menu is prepared a year before its actually put out. Its determined by what farmer’s are growing during that season. Now tell me that doesn’t bring an entirely new meaning to thinking ahead! There are things on the menu that are both vegan friendly, and vegetarian friendly.


Sweetgreen’s are located all over the United States, from Washington DC to California, and even down as far as Virginia. I suggest going to their webpage, and seeing if there is a location near you!

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