They had trouble finding a suitable place to eat during their senior year at the Georgetown University. Nathaniel Ru together with his classmates always wondered how they can create a healthy eatery around their school. Little did they know that six years later they would establish an eating joint at M Store. The eatery has been expanding since then and has become a 21-store farm-to-table style restaurant chain Sweetgreen.
Ru and his friends were luck y to find out that Landlord of their residential place was also the owner and the Landlord of the local place they wanted to establish the restaurant.
Ru and his friends called the owner who declined to meet with them for about a month but finally, she agreed and they had a business meeting to explain what their intention was. Mr. Nathaniel recalls very well that it was the first and the last time he wore a suit to a business meeting.
Sweetgreen was the name that Ru and his friends came up with for their restaurant. Ever since they began the healthy restaurant, it has been experiencing tremendous expansion with the classmates expanding their services as well as their products to other locations among them; Northeast’s major cities as well as their suburbs, Washington, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.
The three business partners had a vision of delivering fresh and healthy food which they have achieved. Their products are collected from local farmers, and spreaders. According to Sweetgreen’s Head of Digital Market; Theresa Dold the restaurant is not only a place to buy food and it more than a salad joint. Theresa said that the food company believes in challenging the custom.
Nathaniel Ru is the co-founder of Sweetgreen Restaurant which is a chain of restaurants with over 40 locations in the United States. Together with his two classmates from Georgetown University; Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jamme they began the food business. The tree founders bring their experience gained from their families as they come from business-oriented families.
Mr. Nathaniel Ru was recently named and recognized by Forbes in the 30 Under 30 leaders to keep an eye on in the food as well as the wine sector. Ru has involved in the development as well as the expansion of their food organization from the days it began.
Nathaniel Ru is the Chief Executive Officer of Sweetgreen and he has been making sure that they are present in all their branches to keep the balance in all their branches.