Tag: sweetgreen

Operations

After Flirting With Cashless Payments, Sweetgreen Will Accept Paper Money Again

7 months ago

By hoping to embrace a cashless future, Sweetgreen may have been alienating some customers — and thanks to new legislation, potentially breaking the law.

Tech

Tock, Sweetgreen and More: November Restaurant Industry Funding

12 months ago

Several fast casual restaurant chains paired up with private equity firms this month in order to scale, and Tock is fueling up for a big year ahead.

Food

Romaine Scare Hits Fast Casual Restaurant Chains

12 months ago

There is a marketing angle here: better food is food, not a chemical ingredient. And with natural ingredients come challenges. But the benefits far outweigh the downsides 364 days a year.

Strategy

Sweetgreen’s New Funding Makes it the First Salad Unicorn

1 year ago

An 11-year-old salad chain valued at a billion dollars? Surely nothing will go wrong here.

Tech

Restaurants Argue Efficiency and Safety in Cashless Push

1 year ago

We're not going to be the ones claiming that the old ways are the best ways, but we will argue that we don't know if tech providers and restaurants have thought this through all the way.

Chains

Makers of $14 Fast-Casual Salads Argue Over Chopping Ingredients (or Not)

2 years ago

It doesn't take Solomon-level wisdom to point out that some salads are better chopped and some are fine as is. We are pretty sure the debate in this case is really about labor, time, and staffing.

Food

Restaurants Defend Their Romaine After E. Coli Outbreak

2 years ago

An unfortunate situation in which it helps to be open and transparent about ingredient sourcing.

Chains

Sweetgreen’s Menu Choices Are a Matter of Tech as Well as Taste

2 years ago

Sweetgreen is a natural for digital, order-ahead behavior by consumers. But like it's contemporary Cava, it needs to step away from third-party system LevelUp in order to better own the user experience.

Independents

Does Corporate Investment Kill Indie Food Brands?

2 years ago

We're pulling for Blue Bottle to maintain its indie cred even though it now has serious corporate backing.