As Sweetgreen prepares to go public, the company has spent much of the last several years making changes to its improve its business and spur growth.
The restaurant plans to open its first drive-thru later this year and underwent a brand refresh in May to emphasize its food sourcing, sustainability initiatives, workforce and culture. In 2019, the company opened its Sweetgreen 3.0 store in New York City, which eliminated the assembly line. Instead, customers ordered via kiosks and orders were prepared in a kitchen. Sweetgreen also is one of the first restaurants to deploy blockchain within its supply chain.