Our Story

Our Story

Founded in 2007, sweetgreen is a destination for delicious food that’s both healthy for you and aligned with your values. We source local and organic ingredients from farmers we know and partners we trust, supporting our communities and creating meaningful relationships with those around us. We exist to create experiences where passion and purpose come together.

Watch the Video

Core Values

These five core values embody our culture, spirit and dedication to doing what’s right. They keep us aligned and help us make decisions about everything from the food we serve to the way we design our stores.

  • win, win, win

    create solutions where the company wins, the customer wins, the community wins

  • think sustainably

    make decisions that will last longer than you will

  • keep it real

    cultivate authentic food and relationships

  • add the sweet touch

    create meaningful connections everyday from farm to patron

  • make an impact

    think smarter, work harder, do it together

Our Food

The choices that we make every day about what we eat, where it comes from and how it was raised have powerful consequences on the health of individuals, communities and the planet. From this idea, we developed the guidelines that dictate how we source our ingredients and prepare our food.
DELICIOUS

DELICIOUS

  • simple, pure and authentic flavors
  • ingredients prepared fresh in our kitchens
  • unique combinations of taste and texture
  • flexible, customizable offerings

HEALTHY

HEALTHY

  • whole vegetables, fruits and grains
  • nutrient-dense produce, especially in-season
  • proteins with a purpose
  • good fats over non-fats

TRANSPARENT

TRANSPARENT

  • producers who put the planet before profit
  • farmers from within our community
  • partners who value their employees
  • humanely-raised livestock

Store Design

The same core values that drive our business influence our store design. In the spirit of “keeping it real,” we seek to preserve and expose the natural structure of a building, no matter the cost. Finishes such as reclaimed hickory, barn board pine and bowling alley tables are tangible examples of our commitment to sustainability. Explore the evolution of sweetgreen below.

Sustainability

Sourcing

Sourcing

We believe in sourcing organic and local food from farmers we know. All our proteins are hormone free, antibiotic free and all-natural.

Packaging

Packaging

We use 100% plant-based compostable packaging non derived from oil. This includes our bowls, cutlery, and beverage cups. Our bags, napkins and menus are 100% PCC. We also sell re-usable salad blaster bowls and bags.

Design

Design

We use reclaimed and FSC certified materials in our construction. We use energy efficient LED and Fluorescent lighting. Our furniture is made from reclaimed wood. We use low VOC paint and wall coverings.

Waste

Waste

We compost food scraps in our kitchens. We have composting and recycling stations for our customers to compost their packaging and recycle their bottles.

Energy

Energy

We offset 100% of our energy with wind energy credits.

Manifesto

sweetgreen rewards

It’s the fast, easy way to pay with your phone, unlock loyalty rewards and give back to local charities that support healthy eating in schools.

Enter your phone number and select your device to send the app download link to your phone.