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The incoming sweetgreen store will open at 3620 E Highlands Ranch Pkwy #101 Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 later this year, according to a Craigslist ad seeking employees for the store and confirmed by Co-Founder & CEO Jonathan Neman. The store will seemingly reside next to a Nektar juice bar in the suite that once housed a Rubios Coastal Grill.
In 2007, just three months out of college, Neman and his two friends Nathaniel Ru and Nicolas Jammet opened the first sweetgreen in Georgetown, DC. The trio had long detected a gap in their available eating options. It wasn’t hard to see that healthy, high-quality food meant attending upscale, sit-down eateries, while unhealthy food was equated with affordability, speed, and, unfortunately, substandardness. It was upon this realization that the three knew their mission: never sacrificing quality for convenience while simultaneously “building healthier communities by connecting people to real food.”
sweetgreen offers exceptionally savory, plant-driven bowls, salads, and plates jampacked with veggies and superfoods, made from scratch and supplied from a transparent network. What’s more, sweetgreen stays dedicated to empowering not only its team and customers but the world as a whole as well:
“In a world where the long- and short-term effects of climate change pose major challenges for farmers, the need for regenerative food systems has never been more important. That’s why we’ve made a promise to do more for the planet, by taking less. Our plant-forward menu means that we’re already on average 30% less carbon intensive than the average American meal.”
In 2020, sweetgreen announced a forthcoming Highlands Ranch location that was intended to debut in 2021. This location was meant to have a Chipotle-reminiscent drive-thru called a Sweetlane wherein customers would place a digital order on its website or app before pulling through the drive-thru to pick up their food. The drive-thru would feature a round observation window so drivers could watch their orders being prepared.
It’s unclear if the two locations — the sweetgreen announced in 2020 and the sweetgreen confirmed to What Now Denver by Neman — are the same store as the sweetgreen website currently lists no locations, incoming or otherwise.