Everyone in Georgetown knows and loves Sweetgreen. They must have all sampled the mouth-watering delicacies, especially the salads sold by Sweetgreen. In the short span of a few years, this company has transformed from a little unknown venture into one of the most profitable healthy fast foods not only in Georgetown but the entire nation as well. The company was started by Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman, and Nicholas Jammet. The trio was motivated to start a business which would satisfactorily address the problem of affordable and healthy food around the campus.
Sweetgreen’s First Store
Admittedly, they only had passion; the necessary skills and experience were grossly lacking. The first location they chose was on M Street. The fact that it was only 500 square feet did not discourage them pursuing their dreams and aspirations. The trio used their collective ingenuity and creativity to overcome all the hurdles and obstacles that came their way. From an early stage, the boys knew they had to create a business which would resonate positively with the community. To that effect, their brand soon incorporated music on top of food. It was here that the annual music and food festival started.
Enjoy Kendrick Lamar Music to a Salad
Neman, one of the co-founders, was quoted saying that it was a cool thing to attend a Kendrick Lamar concert and eat a bowl of salad or some quinoa at the same time. The markets responded really well to the franchise. From its humble beginnings, it now hosts 15,000 person events. Events which attract global music sensations the likes of Avicii, Calvin Harris, The Weekend and The 1975.
Here are the five primary core objectives:-
Win, Win, and Win
Keep it Real
Add the Sweet Touch
Make an Impact
To this very date, Georgetown remains dear to the hearts of the founders of Sweetgreen. The entrepreneurs believe in creating genuine human connections and reaching and relating to their clients at an emotional level. Moving forward the firm hopes to continue educating the students of Georgetown and its environs on the importance of proper dieting and of living a positive life.
About Nathaniel Ru
Nathaniel is one of the co-founders of Sweetgreen. Mr. Ru graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in the year 2007. He attained a BS in Finance. In 2010, Nathan with his partners started Sweetlife. Sweetlife is a musical showcase bringing together musicians from all over the world. The show attracts well over 20K attendants. It also brings together top chefs, food trucks, and farmers together. Nathan is deeply involved in philanthropy.
• 1 cup soaked cashews
• ½ garlic clove
• Olive oil
• Garlic powder
• Onion powder
• Sea Salt
Cashew “Cheese” Sauce
• Place soaked cashews into blender
• Add ½ garlic clove and spices.
• Start blender on low and add a little water as you go.
o Don’t want “cheese” to be too thick
• Cut up cauliflower into little florets and place into a bowl and drizzle olive oil on top to prevent drying.
• Add salt and pepper.
• Lay cauliflower onto dehydrator sheet.
• Place into the dehydrator.
• Set to 118°F for 2 hours.
• Dice up onion and place into a bowl.
• Drizzle olive oil onto onion.
• Sprinkle salt and pepper.
• Place into dehydrator sheet and put into the dehydrator for the same time as cauliflower.
After cauliflower and purple onion are finished in dehydrator take out.
Place cauliflower in a bowl. Add dates and pine nuts.
Add a little of cashew cream or add a lot.
Top with the purple onion, salt, and pepper.
Optional topping cilantro.
Jicama Taco Recipe
• Trim jicama to fit into mandolin for slicing
• Adjust thick or thinness of jicama into “taco shell”
• Slice jicama
• Lime or Lemon Juice
• Purple Onion
• Habanero Pepper (Optional)
Cut up avocado and onion.
Place avocado into a bowl and mash up.
Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl with mashed avocado.
Get jicama “taco shell” and spread avocado mixture. Top with “cheese” cashew cream. Optional topping chopped cilantro.
Now you can partake in Taco Tuesday with everyone else. The positive side to following these recipes is less mess packed with delicious flavors.
Several factors in daily life can leave your hair overly damaged and lackluster. While shampoos use chemicals to strip dirt and oils, cleansing conditioners clean, hydrate, and condition your hair naturally in one easy step. This gives your hair new life, leaving it healthier, softer to the touch, full of body, and free of frizz.
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Because the cleansing conditioners do not contain the chemical sulfate, which makes them more natural and a better alternative for daily use, this makes them better for sensitive scalps.
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One a recent episode of the Steve Harvey Show, Pastor Hosea Collins and A.D. Dolphin the CEO of Dherbs.com, were the guests. During the show Pastor Collins explained how he used the resources on the Dherbs.com website including 5 full body cleanses to lose 130 pounds in 7 months. He was motivated to do so because his wife needed a kidney and although he wanted to donate his, he couldn’t because he was overweight. He said he watched his diet, exercised and followed the cleanse regimen. As a result he lost the weight and was able to gain admittance to the kidney swap program. The pastor explained even if he isn’t a match and can’t give his kidney to his wife, he’ll still donate one to the program and let them find her a suitable replacement.
Dherbs, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is now a leading online resource for quality information, whole body cleanses and herbal supplements. Over 3 million people have used its 20 Day Full Body Cleanse to lose weight and optimize their health, and about as many follow them on Facebook at the Dherbs Family page. The company’s mission is to assist people to attain optimal health from the inside out and help the body heal itself. The products available at Dherbs.com simply facilitate the healing process. The site provide tools and guidance to help the body and mind cure themselves.
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Through its website the company provides valuable information on healing juices, cinnamon and other spices, exercise, nutritious seasonal vegetables and fruits and even the benefits of pickle juice. There’s also information on how natural detox can improve your skin, nutritious, delicious dishes and techniques to lowers blood pressure, improve sleep quality and eliminate health issues and unhealthy habits. All of this can be sought on their website, or through the official Tumblr account of Dherbs.com. To read more about Pastor Collins’ success, read the article “Pastor Loses 130 Pounds to Save Wife With Dherbs.com Full Body Cleanse”.
Raj Fernando, founder and CEO of Scoutahead, began his professional career as a volunteer who worked his way up at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and later took positions at the Chicago Board of Trade. He earned a bachelor’s degree in both economics and history from Beloit College and also studied at the University College London.
In 2002, he created Chopper Trading and by the time he sold it, in 2015, he had grown it to 250 employees; many of whom were some of the world’s brightest and most brilliant traders and engineers. Chopper Trading was also traded on the biggest global exchanges including the CME, ICE, Eurex, LSE, and Nasdaq and was one of the largest market participants.
Bringing a decade of experience leading cyber security initiatives and a full twenty-five years of experience and expertise in the international financial markets, Fernando currently is a part of the Board of Directors for the American Security Project and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and serves on the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee at the Brookings Institute. It has been noted that he brings a substantial amount of insight and experience with him to all of the organizations and boards he serves as well as his own businesses. USMC retired Brigadier General Stephen Cheney, CEO of the American Security Project, recognized Fernando when he said,” Raj Fernando’s expertise in cyber security is a great asset to our national security.”
On top of his business pursuits, Fernando is a well-known philanthropist who has donated large sums of money to nonprofit organizations that have helped not only people, but also animals. One of his basic philosophies, as stated by Fernando himself, is that, “When we see a good charity, we like to help.” This isn’t an exaggeration as he has been known to help with cancer treatment and research, arts and education, the rebuilding efforts of earthquake victims in Haiti, the March of Dimes, the Whittier Dreams Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, and more. He also serves on the board of directors for PAWS Chicago, a no-kill animal shelter.
Securus Technologies, a reputable supplier of remarkable technology solutions for investigation, public safety, corrections, as well as monitoring products, has declared that GTL Press release published on June 7, 2016, is full of misleading and dishonest statements. GTL claims the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) validated the Patent No. 7,256,816 while in the real sense the court case is still ongoing and PTAB has not validated the ‘816 patent. GTL is not protected for video visitation monitoring in any way since the PTAB refused to analyze all the 55 claims challenged.
GTL alleges that PTAB resolved that the firm could proceed with licensing the ‘816 patent while the fact is that PTAB simply declined to evaluate the claims. Both Securus and GTL need to prepare thoroughly for the next hearing, which might not take place anytime soon as GTL alleges. In line with its goal of serving and connecting, Securus has entered into financial arrangements and deals with corporations that use its patented technology, particularly with no license.
Mostly, the firm has entered into rational licenses with other technology companies including GTL. Shockingly, GTL is now spending millions of dollars to claim ownership of patents that belong to Securus. Richard A. Smith reacted to GTL’s recent press release by hinting that his company is ready to put up a spirited fight, and it will continue to deliver innovative technology solutions to its clients.
Securus Technologies has offered technology and communication solutions to correctional facilities, incarcerated individuals, and the family and friends of imprisoned persons for over 25 years. The firm has embraced a groundbreaking growth strategy by purchasing organizations that offer complimentary services and products past communications. For instance, the technology champion acquired JPay Inc., an internationally renowned firm that launched electronic payment, education & entertainment apps, and email. According to Securus’ CEO, The acquisition enables his company to cement a top position in corrections market as a provider of inmate tablets, email, and payments.
According to IAP Worldwide Services website, the team can provide airfield operations and management almost any place on earth. This includes flight planning, air terminal and ground handling and security. The team is also prepared to handle governmental aircraft needs from electronics maintenance to de-icing. When the government just has to get a part to a certain location, they rely on these professionals to deliver on time.
Our soldiers deserve the very best. Therefore, the team goes the extra mile by providing medical crash crews and rescue services around the world. Additionally, the team employees highly-trained firefighters that are ready at a moment’s notice. Many important trips rely on the IAP Worldwide Services team to provide them with real-time weather forecasting. The team can also help to monitor traffic needs at any point on earth.
While many people think of air traffic controllers as sitting in elaborate offices high up in well built towers, it is not always that way. When the government needs air traffic monitored at remote locations, then they often trust the services of IAP Worldwide Services. The company is extremely proud to have worked with Afghan civil employees to open the Kabul Air Traffic Control System during Operation Enduring Freedom. This air control system regularly handled over 10,000 high-altitude flights during the conflict, according to a press release on PR Wire.
As announced on IAP’s website, the company proudly received a contract that could be worth up to $900 million dollars to provide services under a Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP). The company on payscale.com is very proud to be working with the government under this program just like it has for the last two decades.
Not only is IAP Worldwide Services happy to make the government’s mission their mission, they work with numerous private companies around the world. In each case, the company receives proven performance, dedication and adaptability to accomplish the task at hand.
Before establishing Scoutahead, he was the chief executive officer and founder of Chopper Trading. Mr. Raj started his career at a tender age while still in college. He volunteered for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Upon graduating, he raised the bar from the lowest serving position to the very best and highest. Following his expertise, wide knowledge and several years of working at different trading positions at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, Mr. Fernando established Chopper Trading in 2002.
Within a period of over a decade, he expanded Chopper Trading to a large trading participant of the largest worldwide exchanges including Eurex, Nasdaq, CME, ICAP-Broketek and Fitzgerald-espeed among others. With more than 250 employees worldwide, Chopper Trading comprised many of the knowledgeable and brightest traders and engineers in the world. Regularly, Mr. Fernando made contributions to the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission work. Here his main aim was to support the mission of the commission that is; to foster open, competitive, transparent and financially sound markets.
In addition, he regularly participated at policy and industry conferences across the nation. In 2013, Raj Fernando addressed a big international audience comprised of media and shareholders at Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leader Conference. This is one of the exclusive industry forum conferences held annually. In 2015, he sold Chopper Trading to DRW, one of the leading global leaders within the financial industry. A year later, he launched Scoutahead.com. Scoutahead.com is an internet startup designed to assist individuals and companies get trusted information that enables them increase productivity and corporate growth as well as productivity.
Withmore than two decades expertise and experience in international financial insight, Mr.Fernando offers exceptional insights and amazing counsel for his firms as well as organizations and boards he serves. Mr. Fernando holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history and economics from Beloit College. He also pursued further studies from University College London. In addition to leading several companies, Raj Fernando also serves several boards such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
It all started back in the school days where three undergraduate buddies Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru sat in the classroom wondering what the future was going to be like. Most of us can relate to that. The constant questioning of the future and what our purpose in life really is. Little did these three friends know that after graduation they would be owning one of America’s greatest startups.
The Washington natives decided to target a niche market of healthy salads. The simple process they followed was healthy farm-to-table salad. That means that all of their products sold at each Sweetgreen chain was fresh and free of harmful chemicals. The first shop they ever opened was located in Georgetown back in 2007 and was funded by 40 friends and relatives. Several years later, the three friends manage 31 chains worldwide.
In addition, the guys took part in venture capital funding, adding up to $95 million.
The item stemmed from three guys that were looking for something better to eat on campus. Often times in high school there are not very many places to eat both on and off campus. Many students have to rush to find food before the next class starts.
From day one, we are all child entrepreneurs. During the childhood days it is all about selling toys and juice boxes. That is why the standard desk jobs are not nearly as appealing as wanting to own a business. When owning a business you are the leader and can make decisions as you see fit. The desire to have better food options is what really gave the three friends motivation to start the healthy salad chain.
So many food chains have deviated from healthy fresh foods and just want to produce the fastest food possible to keep the business moving swiftly. The salad business was a dream and a great way to raise money.
The salad chain is about more than just selling a fresh piece of lettuce. It is all about selling healthy ideas and values to keep the farms and places to eat connected.
Nathaniel Ru founded the Sweetgreen food chain just three months after he received his undergraduate degree in business from Georgetown. Opened in 2007, it now has 40 stores open in the United States. In addition to offering food it has philanthropy, music (sweetlife festival), and technology. Ru offers a Sweetgreen festival celebrating music, food and the community coming together.
Escondido, California is an old fashioned kind of city that still boasts a friendly, tourist welcoming atmosphere, where local merchants are still located downtown and many business names start with someone’s first name. Everyone from classic car buffs to bored teenagers is still welcome to gather in Escondido. Situated thirty miles north of San Diego it is the fourth largest city in San Diego county.
At first glance, Escondido would seem like an odd place for one of the country’s best cooks to call home but that’s exactly what world-renowned chef Patrick Ponsaty did. He is a recipient of The Master Chef of France, only one of two chefs earning this prestigious award in the San Diego area. Bernard Guillas presently with the Marine Room’s is the other. Patrick Ponsaty established his reputation at the Rancho Bernardo Inn where he also helped Gavin Kaysen become a star.
When entrepreneur Brian Bonar decided to build a mini restaurant empire he began his search for the perfect staff at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Brian Bonar realized that for his plan to turn a 144-acre property into a four-star event space it needed a signature restaurant. Among other leading restaurant personalities, he would need a marquee chef. When he was able to hire Patrick Ponsaty, Bellamy’s was born.
Brian is a principal in MG2 a firm that helps clients reach success through the power of design. MG2 will help clients design and build structures that combine function with beauty and comfort. Their services include design development, land use approvals, and contract administration that will guide clients through this very complex process. MG2 and Brian Bonar, with his seventeen years of experience, will be there every step of the way to make sure your project is completed with the results you are hoping for.
For over ten years Brian has been a member of the Costco Real Estate team. Being the lead for the entire Northern Division there is a good chance Brian and his team designed and built the Costco you visit regularly.
Brian Bonar is not only a world-renowned architect, we are sure he will be a highly recognized restaurant owner.