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In its first-ever acquisition, 94-unit restaurant brand Sweetgreen has taken on a fellow D.C.-founded business, Galley Foods. Although Sweetgreen’s headquarters relocated to Los Angeles in 2016, their shared D.C. roots played a part in the purchase. “We're like-minded in our mission and in our commitment to our customers to better understand them and meet them wherever they are," said Sweetgreen CEO Jonathan Neman in a statement reported by Nation’s Restaurant News. Neman went on to say that Galley Foods could give them “unparalleled insight into delivery.”
Galley Foods will continue services in D.C., with the added bonus of access to Sweetgreen’s significant supply chain. In collaboration with Dreaming Out Loud, a D.C.-based nonprofit, the two brands plan to deliver pre-prepared, healthy meals to families participating in an urban farm program.
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