Most entrepreneurs venture into business with the main aim being profit making. This is not the case for Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman and Nicholas Jammet, who went into restaurant business as soon as they graduated from college back in 2007. The three have worked very hard to fill in the gap that has been existing in George Town and most parts of the country.
The gap being lack of healthy traditional food. Nathaniel Ru and his colleagues, thus, started Sweetgreen, which is a high-end salad chain whose recipes attract diners who keep coming for more food.
The three businesspersons met while they were still studying back in George Town University; they took a business class together back in the days. They all come from entrepreneur families and all their parents are immigrants.
Apart from all being businessmen and former classmates with a lot in common regarding their background, the trio is also tech savvy. They operate most of the restaurant ventures through their websites and mobile app.
Sweetgreen has no any known headquarters. The company focuses on staying close to the people whom they serve with the aim of growing the chain nationally. The company recently opened a branch in Los Angeles.
After surviving through the first winter of their business, the three CEOs knew that they were going to succeed in business since this was a hard time as all students had left Georgia for their inter vacation. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: https://angel.co/nathaniel-ru and https://about.me/nathanielru
Nathaniel Ru is a big fan of Kevin Plank, who is the CEO of Under Armour. He also likes Johnny Monies’ Little Serow restaurant, which serves great Thai food in Dc and is a big advocate of reading.
Nathaniel says, if he were to go back to his twenties, he would read more books. In business, Nathaniel says it is important to work with a team and learn how to trust them with some important responsibilities.
Nathaniel Ru graduated from George Town University in 2007 together with his friend and co-founders. He was in McDonough School of Business where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Sweetgreen was one of his best investment ideas, which has expanded in 6 states and is still looking forward to even grow further.
Nathaniel Ru believed that the community needs a healthy, delicious and economical eating facility.
Nathaniel and his partners later launched Sweetlife, which is one of the region’s largest music and food festival event. The event attracts 20,000 attendees among whom are high profile music artists and renowned chefs.