Sweetgreen, a growing fast-casual restaurant concept, will open its first Long Island location in Garden City on Tuesday.
The 2,600-square-foot restaurant, which has seating for 26 people outside and another 18 outside, is located at 191 Seventh St.
To celebrate its opening, Sweetgreen will donate a meal to Island Harvest for every meal sold on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The chain offers a menu focused on salads and bowls and currently features a fall menu, including a Curry Cauliflower Bowl and Buffalo Cauliflower side dish with regionally sourced cauliflower from upstate New York’s Turek Farm.
Publicly traded Sweetgreen was founded in 2007 when it opened its first restaurant in Washington D.C. and now has more than 160 locations. On Long Island, Sweetgreen has signed leases for restaurants in Woodbury and Manhasset and is working on several other locations in the area.
The company reported Q2 2022 revenue of $124.9 million, a year-over-year increase of 45 percent. However, the company also reported a second-quarter net loss of $40 million.
Brian Schuster and Tom Rettaliata of RIPCO Real Estate represented Sweetgreen, while their RIPCO colleague Jason Sobel represented landlord Domus Green LLC in the Garden City lease transaction.