The Los Angeles based, seasonal fast-casual restaurant sweetgreen, opened its doors today in Coral Gables, marking the chain's first South Florida location. Following Coral Gables, sweetgreen announced expansion to its local footprint with locations in Coconut Grove, Wynwood, and Sunset Harbour slated for early 2021.
“We were drawn to Miami because it’s truly a hub for real food, art and culture, a place we strive to be at the intersection of in all our stores,” said sweetgreen co-founder and CEO, Jonathan Neman. “We are passionate about entering new markets the right way, working with local partners to ensure our restaurants reflect and feel unique to the surrounding community. Our hope is that our Miami guests will experience that each time they walk into one of our restaurants.”
Founded in 2007, sweetgreen is known for their menu of core and seasonal salads, warm bowls, plates and sides, that use fresh ingredients and produce delivered that same day. For locals, expect sweetgreen to serve up exclusive items that emphasize Florida’s year-round warm weather, including the Citrus Shrimp + Avocado Bowl with baby spinach, warm quinoa, roasted shrimp, avocado, roasted sweet potatoes, tomatoes, red onions, shredded cabbage, cilantro, tortilla chips, and a ceviche dressing that will be available only in Miami.
To make you feel even more at home, sweetgreen partnered with local artists to feature custom art pieces in their Miami restaurants. For Coral Gables they tapped Élan Byrd, known for her use of natural fibers and other resources from the earth, who has created raffia on canvas artwork that nods to the warm beach culture while tying in sweetgreen’s focus on following mother nature’s lead and seasonality.
Coral Gables and all Miami restaurants will open following sweetgreen’s new safety standards, including mandatory face masks, elevated sanitation schedules, dedicated concierges to ensure safety compliance, and more.
For more information on sweetgreen Coral Gables and their other Miami locations, visit www.sweetgreen.com. Follow sweetgreen on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @sweetgreen.