In 2007 Nathaniel Ru graduated with his BS in /finance from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. After graduation Ru and three of his fellow classmates started Sweetgreen’s. Sweetgreen’s is known for being a fast and casual restaurant that serves fresh and seasonal food.
When the three co-founders first started the restaurant their first store was located right in the heart of Georgetown. Sweetgreen’s has now currently been able to grow to have 27 locations, spread out over 6 different states. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/potmsearch/detail/submission/6435405/Nathaniel_Ru
Ru and his friends first came up with the idea for Sweetgreen’s when they realized that their neighborhood needed more fast, casual and healthy food places to eat at. In 2010 the three was able to launch Sweetlife.
This event has since come to be known as the regions largest food and music festival. It is said that each year the event attracts over 20,000 people to it. Along with that the event also has food trucks, local purveyors, top chefs and farmers.
Just like you would observe at the Sweetgreen’s restaurant, Sweetlife embraces health and well-being, good living, community, and sustainability. You are reassure to leave Sweetlife feeling refreshed and having a purpose in life.
Business Insider has it that in October of 2016 it was reported that Sweetgreen’s had 64 stores in operation at the time. The stores were located in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Illinois, Massachusetts, California, and the District of Columbia and has 1,700 active employees. This is only the beginning to for Sweetgreen’s.
Sweetgreen’s seasonal menu allows them to be able to rotate through three regional, seasonal dishes each year and who doesn’t like a mix up in a restaurants menu every now and then. In the beginning Sweetgreen’s has always been about more than just salads. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnQ9aK4ZmFA
They have wanted to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere for all of their customers, leaving them happy each time they leave one of the Sweetgreen’s restaurants.
Employees at the Sweetgreen’s restaurants are allows encouraged to help make a customer feel at home. For example if a mother comes to the door and has her hands full the employees are encouraged to rush to the door to open it for her.
Their saying is ” always leave the customers happier than when you found them. This is one goal that Sweetgreen’s strives to obtain each and everyday. The founders hopes that in time Sweetgreen’s will be able to become a restaurant that is known all around.