Founded in 2007, sweetgreen is a destination for delicious food thats 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
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
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
- simple, pure and authentic flavors
- ingredients prepared fresh in our kitchens
- unique combinations of taste and texture
- flexible, customizable offerings
- whole vegetables, fruits and grains
- nutrient-dense produce, especially in-season
- proteins with a purpose
- good fats over non-fats
- producers who put the planet before profit
- farmers from within our community
- partners who value their employees
- humanely-raised livestock
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.
We believe in sourcing organic and local food from farmers we know. All our proteins are hormone free, antibiotic free and all-natural.
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.
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.
We compost food scraps in our kitchens. We have composting and recycling stations for our customers to compost their packaging and recycle their bottles.
We offset 100% of our energy with wind energy credits.