NICOLE DANNA DECEMBER 4, 2020 9:00AM
Sweetgreen, a Los Angeles-based fast-casual restaurant that aims to connect people to real food, has expanded to Miami.
The first of the chain's four planned Miami-Dade locations opens today, December 4, at 122 Giralda Ave. in Coral Gables. Subsequent locations will open in Coconut Grove, Wynwood, and Sunset Harbour, though no specific locations or dates have been announced.
Founded in 2007, Sweetgreen promulgates the mantra that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Part of that ethos includes sourcing most its food locally so that every restaurant offers dishes made from scratch using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning.
Today, Sweetgreen is part of a growing segment of farm-to-table-inspired chains that give the typical fast-casual model a healthy slant. The mission is so serious, chief concept officer Nicolas Jammet says that when his team decides to expand to a new city, they'll meet the farmers before they meet the landlords.