Facts about Nathaniel Ru and Sweetgreen Restaurant

If the legacy of a restaurant could begin from scratch, a lot of the restaurants would need to be like Sweetgreen.

This high -end salad chain which is backed by very big name investors such as Daniel Boulud, Steve Case, and Danny Meyer, highly hits every right note in the food industry of today- fresh, healthy, local and organic. The recipe has reverberated with the diners who normally keep the lines long at 40 locations of Sweetgreen.

Most traditional chains could want to take a lesson about more than food from the co-CEO of the company. The classmates of Georgetown University have been pioneers of tech, and 30% of the transactions of Sweetgreen is carried out through a mobile app or its website. The three are now rethinking the restaurant management strategies.

So that it can be very close to the customers, the sweet green Restaurant has almost fully shut down its corporate office in five times annually so that everybody can do the job in its restaurant.

Recently, the company opened various offices in Los Angeles and operates with no headquarter; the company’s co-CEOs are bi-coastal as they are trying to expand nationally the company.

Ru and his co-CEOs colleagues Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman first met at the University known as Georgetown where they all took a class together on entrepreneurship. The three also have parents who began their very own businesses and also are first-generation immigrants.

Nathaniel Ru is a McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University graduate and graduated in 2007 with BS in finance. Ru together with two Georgetown University graduates started a company known as Sweetgreen which is a fast casual seasonal kitchen with the main focus on local outsourcing and sustainability.

Their very first location was at Georgetown itself. The company has currently expanded to 27 places in 6 states with plans underway to keep growing to the west coast by 2015.

The idea was created from the belief that the local community was in need of a healthy, delicious and an eco-friendly option in dining.

The three company owners highly believe in “food that fits”- your budget, your values, your community, your imagination and your tastes. Read more: Sweetgreen Founder Interview – Nathaniel Ru | Business Insider

In the year 2010, Nathaniel together with his colleagues started Sweetlife which is now largest food and music festival in the region.

The event is attended by 20,000 attendees and is known to feature high profile artists of music and food from the top chefs, food trucks, farmers and local purveyors.

Learn more about Nathaniel Ru:

http://fortune.com/2016/02/18/sweetgreen-entrepreneurs/
https://angel.co/nathaniel-ru

Lacey and Larkin Use Frontera Fund to Champion Human Rights

By virtue of being human, there are norms and principles that seek to control the existence of humanity. These moral norms are defined as human rights because there is a set of standards for human character that are constantly regulated by legal rights as well as international law.

Commonly, the rights are understood as fundamental for the existence of people. In the current century, human rights are significant rights that are inherently entitled to humans by virtue of being part of the society. These rights are entitled to an individual irrespective of their nation, language, culture, ethnicity as well as religion and any additional status in life.

Birth of Human Rights

In essence, human and civil rights co-exist and are applicable in the entire universe. By virtue of being universal, it is highly important to note that the history of human rights stemmed from a tough core in the universe. Amidst war zones, unpleasant treatment among humans, lack of empathy, there was the battle of the wits.

Organizations as well as governments merged to form strong platforms that fought for human rights.

Regarded as empathetic platforms that fight for the rights of humanity in different channels, these organizations have since co-existed to create a comfortable living environment for humans. One such organization is the Open Society Foundations.

Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations was established by billionaire George Soros. After experiencing unpleasant childhood coupled with the Nazi regime and killings, Soros learned how to survive in harsh living conditions. Read more: Michael Larcey | Twitter and Jim Larkin |LinkedIn

A young boy then, Soros flee to London in pursuit of education. He was inclined on succeeding despite his past. While at the London School of Economics, he was passionate about economics and how its measures control the money value across the world.

Inspiration

Impressed by the works of Karl Popper, Soros established an organization that presently fights for human rights by fostering acceptance, peace and unity across the world. The Open Society Foundations was founded with the common citizen on mind. The primary aim of this organization is to merge philanthropic organizations that have the same vision.

Through the guidance of George Soros, the Open Society Foundations has extensively expanded to work on enhancing cultural acceptance.

Soros philanthropy dates to 1979 when he started dishing out scholarship to South Africans. It is projected that he was helpful in the facilitation of exchanging ideas to communists through the provision of printers.

Lacey and Larking

The founders of New Times Michael Lacey joined by Jim Larkin the chief executive officer were arrested over allegations that they had revealed grand jury information concerning a high ranking case in their story dubbed Grand Jury Targets. They were put in custody and bailed out after a court hearing that proved their innocence.

Following the case, there was a settlement of $3.79 million. The duo channeled the entire amount to charity works stating that human and civil rights foundations needed the funds.

This is because the people of Arizona can do with the support. Under the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, the amount was channeled to different helpful organizations for immigrants, human and civil rights foundations.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53
http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin