Nathenial Ru and his career path

Nathaniel Ru and some of his friends were having a bit of trouble, finding fun and easy; yet healthy places to eat, during their senior year at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. From there the idea came to them that they may find the answer in a 560 square-foot tavern on M street that was located right in the middle of downtown. Nathaniel Ru finally went on to become one of the co-founders of Sweetgreen’s, a high end salad chain. The food chain ,which is backed by investors such as Steve Case, Daniel Boulud, and Danny Meyer, is a big hit in today’s food scene serving healthy, fresh, and organic food and is also serving locally which is a plus to customers. Around 30% of the income/transactions that Sweetgreen’s does are done over their website and their mobile app. The co-founders are currently rethinking all of their management strategies that they had. The ¬†does a thing five times a year where they like to shut the corporate doors, that way everyone has a chance to work in their restaurants. The company is trying to grow internationally as they have just opened a new office in Los Angeles. Nathaniel Ru and his co CEOs, met at Georgetown University during an entrepreneurship class. Nathaniel Ru, Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman all are co-founders of Sweetgreens and come from parents who all owned their own companies. In 2007, a little after graduating from college, Nathaniel, Nicolas and Jonathan decided to put all their focus into opening their very first restaurant. In 2014 the three told Focus that they could thrive as a business after winter break, as the college campus started to clear out as all the students left campus for vacation. Sweetgreens is known to have 64 stores in operation in the United states, as of October 2016. The restaurant provides a seasonal menu that switches five times a year. The co-founders got their initial start up money of $375,00 from investorsbut primarily from their parents. Sweetgreen’s is off to a great start and only hoping to grow more. Learn more:¬†http://www.businessinsider.com/sweetgreen-founder-interview-nathaniel-ru-2016-3

 

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