Nicolas Jammet is a founder and co-CEO of sweetgreen, the much-loved, organic, farm-to-table salad shops originating in Washington, D.C. As co-CEO, Nicolas oversees the strategy, growth and operations for sweetgreen’s 25 locations. Born and raised in New York City, Nicolas grew up in a family of restaurateurs—the son of André and Rita Jammet, owners of NYC’s beloved La Caravelle. Nicolas graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2007, where he met his business partners, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru. The three entrepreneurs founded sweetgreen during their senior year, opening their first location in Georgetown in August 2007, just three months out of college. The idea was born from their belief that the community would benefit from a healthy, delicious, and eco-friendly dining option. They passionately believed it was possible to create “food that fits”—fits your values, your budget, your tastes, your imagination, and your community. Since then, they have built sweetgreen to become the market leader in local, organic, healthy fast food, with over 600 employees and 25 stores throughout Washington DC, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Virginia, and Maryland, with more planned for the future.
In 2010, Nicolas and his partners founded sweetlife, which
over the last four years has grown to become the region’s largest music and
food festival. The event features a curated selection of cutting edge and high
profile artists and attracts 25,000 attendees—not to mention outstanding food
from top chefs, food trucks, local purveyors and farmers. The event embraces
good living, along with health and wellbeing, community and sustainability, and
leaves a gentle footprint as a carbon-neutral event – a party with a purpose.
sweetgreen has become a local favorite not only for its
delicious and healthy fast food, but also for its commitment to local farmers,
the community, sustainability, and an outstanding company culture. The brand has received numerous accolades from the press,
including The Washington Post, USA Today, Food & Wine, Forbes, Bloomberg, Washingtonian, CBS, and CNBC, among others. Nicolas and his
partners have been selected as Forbes magazine’s
“30 under 30: Food & Wine” and Food
& Wine magazine’s “40 Big Food Thinkers 40 and Under.” (Washington, DC)