Nathaniel Ru’s Sweetgreen Seeks Further Expansion

The Sweetgreen company is striving to revamp the way people look at “fast food”. Rather than creating fattening, salt-laden, high-calorie meals the idea at Sweetgreen’s is changing. The demand for healthy, organic food is rising rapidly and this is a company that is ready to step up to meet the increasing demand. They want to be a brand that stands for something and based on consumer demand that is going to be quality, organic, healthy foods that are in increasing demand. The company wants to see future growth, so it’s going to use this method at all 40 of their existing restaurants to provide the customer with what they are demanding.

 

Nathaniel Ru is the founder of Sweetgreen which is a “fast food” company based around the Washington DC metropolitan area. He has worked with the company since its inception in 2007 when he graduated from the Georgetown University through their McDonough School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance in 2007. Ru helped design the company with the idea of a healthy fast-food joint in mind. He wanted this to be a place where people could go get good quality food without feeling “guilty” about eating “fast food” on busy days when they just don’t have time to make something themselves. He also saw the increased demand for healthier options that provide “on the go” meals to people in their ever-increasingly busy lives around the Metro DC area.

 

Nathaniel Ru came up with the concept of “fast-food” style salad bar that provides customers with a variety of options as to how “healthy” they want their meal to be. Customers can choose their greens, toppings, dressings, and sides to build a custom meal that fits their diet, activity level, and desire for what they wish to the consumer. No matter what they consume they can ensure that it’s high-quality, organic food and that the produce is fresh and top quality. The food also had to be affordable and accessible to everyone so that people could actually eat at this place that Ru wanted to create. Almost a decade later Sweetgreen has 40 locations in the Greater Metro DC area and is continuing to look to expand to other areas.

The Entrepreneurial Skills of Brian Bonar

Golfing, taking boat rides and spending time with his family, just to mention a few, these are the hobbies that Brian Bonar is fond of. Brian Bonar is a businessman who knows the importance of diversification.

It’s for this reason that he has skills in family housing projects, commercial projects, educational projects and the hotel industry. For instance, he is the proud owner of a hotel located in San Francisco where he employs famous chefs from across the globe.

Brian Bonar is also on a mission to convert a ranch in the surrounding area of his hotel to an event park where people can hold events and relax. This restaurant is called Bellamy’s and it’s located in a place in San Francisco called Escondido.

According to people who have visited his hotel, the environment around the hotel was designed to create a serene and relaxing area for the customers. These two factors make it a good place for family outing. One of the most renowned chefs working in this restaurant is Patrick Ponsaty who hails from Italy.

He brings high quality recipes alongside other top professionals. Brian Bonar designed this hotel to hold a variety of events such as baby showers, graduation parties and even birthdays. The restaurant also takes care of corporate events as well as bachelor parties. The good thing about this restaurant is that its customer friendly and people can afford most of the cuisines.

The restaurant majorly deals with French dishes. Brian Bonar admitted that the restaurant is investing in a state of the art kitchen. As for Brian Bonar, he has learned culinary skills from Ponsaty, and he says that he is willing to learn even more. Once the restaurant has established itself, Brian Bonar says that he will expand its services to other cities in the United States.

Outside the food industry, Brian Bonar acts as the chief executive officer of a company called Trucept Inc. Previously, he occupied the position of chief executive officer with another company called Dalrada Financial Corporation. His meticulous attention to details and love for the design process has made him land an award known as the Who’s Who Financial of the Year on two occasions.

He first laded this prize in the year 2000 and did it again in the year 2010. Other than the mentioned areas, Brian Bonar pays attention to the design development, land use approvals as well as procurement and contract administration.

His education has played a significant role in the person he is today. For his first degree, he attended the James Watt Technical College and acquired a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went ahead to acquire a master’s in the same area from Stafford University in Scotland.