There’s been an increase in healthier fast-food restaurants that has happened over the past few years. We’re about to see even more now that Sweetgreen has received a $22 million dollar investment to expand.

I’ve never been to a Sweetgreen, but I’m going to make a point to visit their University City restaurant in Philadelphia in the next couple of weeks now that I realize it’s there. I’m working on something at Drexel University on Monday nights, and it looks like the restaurant is just a few blocks from where I am.

Sweetgreen started in 2007 in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. Some students created the type of restaurant that they would like to eat in – one that served fast, healthy food. They based the establishemtn on what they valued - sustainability, authenticity and relationships. The restaurant has expanded to 22 locations along the East Coast, and with the recent investment, more locations will be coming.

The investment came from Revolution, a company that puts its money in people and ideas that can change the world. Revolution’s CEO Steve Case explained on Morning Joe why he believes Sweetgreen is worth investing in.

It’s encouraging to see that there are those out there who see the importance of investing in a business like this and that Revolution believes healthy food can help change the world.

Have you eaten at a Sweetgreen? Let me know what you think of it in the comments, and when I get a chance to eat there, I’ll do a post about it.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

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