Sweetgreen is a mission-driven restaurant brand serving healthy food at scale. Every day, across nearly 200 restaurants, Sweetgreen team members create plant-forward seasonal, and earth-friendly meals from fresh ingredients that prioritize organic, regenerative, and local sourcing.
Sweetgreen aims to empower our customers, team members and partners to be a positive force on the food system. That’s why we’ve built a transparent supply network, cook from scratch, and are building a community of people who believe in the power of real food.
Sweetgreen was founded in 2007 in a 560-square-foot restaurant in Washington, DC by three college students who were simply looking for a healthier way to eat. At the time, they found that there were only two dining options: food that was slow, expensive, and fresh, or meals that were fast, cheap, and unhealthy. They saw an opportunity to create a business in which quality was never sacrificed for convenience. Sweetgreen’s strong food ethos and investment in local communities have enabled the company to grow into a national brand.
Harnessing the power of technology to enhance the customer experience, Sweetgreen launched a mobile app in 2015 that enables customers to order ahead of time, select dietary restrictions, share nutritional info to Apple’s health app, and pay for their meals. In 2020, the brand added order status tracking and push notifications in real time, allowing the customers to know when their order is received or ready. Sweetgreen also has its own delivery service that can be accessed through the app.
Often when opening locations in a new city, Sweetgreen partners with local chefs and restaurants on time-limited menu items. These collaborations have included chef duo Jon and Vinny in Los Angeles, Nancy Silverton, Chris Shepherd in Houston and more. In February 2020, Sweetgreen partnered with David Chang to launch the Tingly Sweet Potato and Kelp Bowl. The collaboration brought attention to ocean acidification and its effects on marine life through the use of sustainable kelp.
After sweetgreen’s successful first-ever partnership with national athlete ambassador Naomi Osaka in 2022, the brand, together with Osaka, partnered this year with athlete, entrepreneur and advocate Devin Booker to launch our new “Create Your Own” campaign that highlights the most ordered item on the Sweetgreen menu: the custom bowl.
Sweetgreen is located at 1143 Lake Street in Oak Park. Check out the menu at sweetgreen.com. Follow sweetgreen on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @sweetgreen.