Nathaniel Ru and Sweetgreen

If you have yet to hear about Sweetgreen ,then you have no idea what you are missing. This legacy restaurant is headed to the top because of one reason and one reason only, they are giving more people better foods.


The co-CEO Nathanial Ru is running ahead of the fast food chain by building a high end salad chain that is looking to change the fast food game forever.


With investors such as Danny Meyer, Steve Case, and Daniel Boulud, people are getting a tastier, more healthier side of food. Sweetgreen is a growing salad restaurant that delivers fresh, healthy, organic, local salads to their customers. Everything is made fresh everyday with produce that is delivered right to their door.


It’s hard to really compare Sweetgreen to any other type of fast food chain because they really are incomparable. Nothing on the Sweetgreen’s menu is ever permanent, and customers can expect a different menu at least 5 times per year.


Another thing Nathaniel Ru and the crew have implemented in the business model is the distinctive menu items across the country. No one store has the same menu item, which is neat in comparison to other quick eats around the country.


Many people somewhat question the ability to sustain such an idea, since many foodies tend to stay loyal customers based on their favorite menu items. But Sweetgreen believes that change is good, and change is what is going to not only keep them in business, but help their business grow.


Sweetgreen is all about taking food to the next level. The Georgetown University classmates haven’t shied away from technology and it’s ability to push their business to new levels. 30% of their business transactions happen through their mobile app and or website, which is one of the reasons they depend heavily on technology. Ru says that “It has always been part of our DNA”


Not only are Nathanial Ru and his partners taking it to the next level, they are stepping up as team members. Five times a year, corporate closes so that everyone can be involved in the restaurants. And since the co-CEOs are bi-coastal, they run this entire operation without a main headquarters, allowing them to grow the company nationally.


Companies are successful because they dare to be different. Sweetgreen is stepping out on faith and trying something no one else has dared to try. They are all about quality over quantity and that might just be the secret ingredient to their overall success.


Employees Of Wendy’s Deliver Baby

Last week in Fort Wayne, Kenneth Griffin a customer came in with his pregnant niece. She had begun to go into labor in the Wendy’s parking lot. Her water had broke and her contractions were close together. The man did not know what to do about it except to ask the Wendy’s cashier to call 911 for him. The cashier called on another employee, a mother of six children, to come help with the quick moving baby. One worker ran back into the restaurant for towels. The mother of six coached the pregnant woman through the delivery. She had to help take the ladies pants off. Then she asked her to push. The babies head was out. She told the lady when she felt another contraction to push again and the came out right after that. The baby was safely delivered before the ambulance even arrived. They used the towels from the Wendy’s store to clean up the baby. The baby girl was healthy and the mother is very happy.

Dr. Daniel Amen – “Food” for Better Thought

Over the past few years, a debate has been brewing about the negative aspects of taking anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and other “psych” medications over an extended period of time. As part of the debate, prominent figures such as Dr. Daniel Amen have been promoting the use of holistic and nutritional methods of dealing with psychological conditions.

Dr. Daniel Amen is a world-renowned American psychiatrist and bestselling author who specializes in brain disorders. He was born, raised and educated in Southern California. He received much of his initial general psychiatry training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has also written many books related to nutrition and the brain and serves as CEO for the Amen Clinics.

Through his years of study and practice, Dr. Daniel Amen has arrived at the conclusion that a balanced, healthy diet is the key to proper brain function. As he describes it, there are certain foods and food groups that provide the body and brain with “bliss-enhancing nutrients.” By following certain food regimens, many people can actively participate in maintaining good psychiatric function without the use of drugs. Among the disorders or conditions he typically targets are depression and Alzheimer.

Dr. Daniel Amen is often the first to admit that eating healthy tends to get expensive due in large part to the costs associated with organic foods. However, he also mentions that fast-food and cheaper foods don’t provide the right nutritional value and in the end, brain health suffers. Over the long haul, people might spend more fighting psychological disorders than they would eating expensive organic ingredients.

Some of the foods that Dr. Daniel Amen openly promotes for feeling good include lean proteins, sugar-free dark chocolate, walnuts, saffron and raw spinach. He considers all these foods to be useful in helping to elevate mood, control pain, improve brain function and control the release of important hormones.

The real value in Dr. Daniel Amen’s message is his common sense approach. Along with food group recommendations, he also promotes ways to increase digestive efficiency and body-cleansing. He’s a big advocate for increasing the intake of water to help keep the body flushed of toxins. He also advocates for the intake of proteins and antioxidants.

It is important to note that Dr. Daniel Amen and other doctors who promote nutrition as a means for healing are starting to grab more attention. The rising costs of psych meds and mental healthcare are prompting people all over the world to seek alternatives for better brain function.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ New Pizza Bagels

Dunkin’ Donuts has recently up-scaled with its two new menu items: the humble chocolate croissant and Tomato Mozzarella Supreme Bagel, also known as pizza bagels.

Without the fancy French language stuff, the croissant is just a plain chocolate croissant and is available nationwide. This seems to be the chain’s next step after its success with fake Cronuts. Pretty soon, its consumers might say that they are headed to the patisserie even if they mean the Dunkin’ Donuts chain, if this trend goes on.

As many people guessed, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Tomato Mozzarella supreme Bagel is simply a plain bagel that is loaded with two things. Then, a touch of an herb topping ties the toppings and makes it supreme. The bagel costs $1.79 each and is only available in selected markets. However, this may change soon. These new non-doughnut items were announced at the end of the year, when the chain particularly colonized California.

Nigel Travis, the chain’s chief executive officer, has recently announced that they are aiming to open 30,000 shops worldwide, a significant increase from the Dunkin’ Donuts’ roster of about 11,000 locations today. Their expansion efforts on both national and international scale are set to ramp up starting 2015. The significant part of their product model depends on offering items other than pastries and coffee. Also part of the broader plan is the cheese and marinara sauce, but Kenneth Griffin is still interested.

Dunkin’ Donuts Has New Menu Items

Dunkin’ Donuts is becoming just a little more upscale by introducing two new menu items. The popular doughnut chain will be selling the chocolate croissant and the tomato mozzarella bagel, also known as the pizza bagel.

The croissant is a tasty choice for those who enjoy a little chocolate with breakfast. The pastry has a buttery and chocolate flavor that goes great with a morning cup of coffee. And the pizza bagel will likely be a hit with diners who have a craving for pizza but don’t want to order an entire pie, especially if you’re out about, checking out Skout and the rest of the social scene in your area. The dried herbs sprinkled on top of the bagel give it an authentic pizza taste.

The chocolate croissant is available nationwide at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. The pizza bagel is not for sale across the nation, but can be purchased from select markets. Of course, the restaurant will continue to sell the pastries and flavored coffees that have helped to make the chain famous.