BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – sweetgreen, a fast-casual salad bar chain, opened its first Michigan doors Tuesday in Oakland County.
The state’s first sweetgreen location is a storefront in Birmingham, which is the brand’s 170th restaurant. According to a press release, the chain will expand to the cities of Troy and Ann Arbor in the fall.
“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,” said Nicolas Jammet, sweetgreen co-founder and chief concept officer. “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. We couldn’t be more excited to be opening our doors.”
The fast-casual chain announced that some of its products will be sourced locally, including goat cheese from Zingerman’s Creamery and sweet potatoes from Visser Farms.
The Birmingham location, which can be found at the corner of North Old Woodward Avenue and West Maple Road, partnered with Detroit-based artist Ellen Rutt and commissioned her for the interior artwork.
The new restaurant will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.