Sweetgreen, a self-described mission-driven restaurant brand serving healthy food, will open in downtown Birmingham on Tuesday. It’s the first Michigan location and 170th location for the restaurant brand.
The Birmingham location at 167 N. Old Woodward, just north of Maple Road, will be followed by two additional Michigan restaurants — in Ann Arbor on the University of Michigan campus, and in Troy, both slated to open this fall.
Sweetgreen, a public company based in Culver City, Calif., prepares fresh produce delivered each morning for its seasonal menus, which rotate five times throughout the year.
Michiganders can expect to see a number of locally sourced products including goat cheese from Zingerman’s Creamery and sweet potatoes from Visser Farms. The brand also partnered with Detroit-based artist Ellen Rutt to commission artwork for the restaurant’s interior.
For every meal sold on opening day (Aug. 9), Sweetgreen will donate a meal to Forgotten Harvest. A ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday will include remarks from the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce.
“When we began to explore our expansion into the Midwest, we took notice of Michigan’s commitment to providing healthy options to its residents and wanted to be a part of that movement,” says Nicolas Jammet, cofounder and chief concept officer of Sweetgreen. “We have been meeting with local partners for over a year to ensure we enter this community in a way that is responsible and benefits the Michiganders who are lucky to call this area home.”
Current menu items include fish taco bowl, chicken tostada bowl, salads that include guacamole greens, buffalo chicken bowl, super green goddess, and garden cobb, along with sides like rosemary focaccia from Zingerman’s Bakehouse.
Sweetgreen Birmingham will be open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The 2,967-square-foot space will be able to accommodate up to 34 indoor diners, with additional seating for 14 on its seasonal outdoor patio.
For more information, visit www.sweetgreen.com.