National fast-casual salad chain Sweetgreen is opening its first Michigan location in Birmingham on Aug. 9. The eatery will also debut locations in Ann Arbor and Troy this 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,” says Nicolas Jammet, Sweetgreen co-founder and chief concept officer, in a press release. “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.”
Located at 167 N. Old Woodward Ave., Sweetgreen’s Birmingham restaurant will serve the chain’s “fresh, plant-forward” salads, warm bowls, and sides. The Kale Caesar salad, Peachy Green Goddess salad, Fish Taco bowl, Chicken Pesto Parm bowl, Pesto Summer Veggies, and Rosemary Focaccia are among the items currently on the menu. Guests can build their own salad and bowl, too. Additionally, the eatery will highlight local ingredients — including goat cheese from Zingerman’s Creamery and sweet potatoes from Visser Farms — and sell drinks like iced green tea, kombucha, and sparkling water.
The 3,090-square-foot space will include seats for up to 34 indoor diners and 14 on its seasonal outdoor patio. It will feature artwork by Detroit-based artist Ellen Rutt in its interior.
Sweetgreen will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Sunday. To celebrate its grand opening, the restaurant is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m., doing giveaways, and offering guests sweet treats from Zingerman’s Bakehouse. Every meal sold on Aug. 9 will also donate a meal to metro Detroit nonprofit Forgotten Harvest.
For more information, visit sweetgreen.com.