Sweetgreen has plans to acquire Spyce, a Boston-based restaurant company powered by automation.
“Spyce and Sweetgreen have a shared purpose,” said Jonathan Neman, co-founder and CEO of Sweetgreen, in a statement. “We built Sweetgreen to connect more people to real food and create healthy fast food at scale for the next generation, and Spyce has built state-of-the-art technology that perfectly aligns with that vision. By joining forces with their best-in-class team, we will be able to elevate our team member experience, provide a more consistent customer experience and bring real food to more communities.”
This acquisition will help Sweetgreen team members to focus more on preparation and hospitality moments and allows the company to invest more in training and development. In addition, this helps Sweetgreen generate faster and more consistent orders and further enhance their menu of healthy options beyond warm bowls, salad, and sides.
“As operators in the healthy, fast casual space, Sweetgreen has long been the brand that we have most admired,” said Michael Farid, co-founder and CEO of Spyce, in a statement. “We’re excited to come on board to join another inspiring, founder-led company, and to work together to blaze the trail for the future of this industry.”