Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Georgetown Grad Open Sweetgreen!

Georgetown Grad Open Sweetgreen!

Former Georgetown student Nic Jammet along with two other partners has delievered one of the DC's area's healthier resturants.

23-year-old Nic Jammet is one of the three minds behind Georgetown's eco-friendly salad shop, Sweetgreen. The Georgetown grad has resturant ownership in his blood,his parents owned the classy French dining room Le Caravelle in Manhattan until it closed a few years ago. Before he partnered with two friends to launch Sweetgreen during his senior year at Georgetown. Jammet, a Georgetown business major, spent summers interning in the restaurant industry.

One summer, he worked for Joe Bastianich, son of Italian-cooking maven Lidia and owner, with Mario Batali, of several New York restaurants including Babbo and Del Posto. Bastianich is now an investor in Sweetgreen.Jammet lives in Georgetown, just a few blocks away from the cozy 500-square-foot hut that houses Sweetgreen. He plans to move back to New York eventually, but for now, he’s busy expanding the business here in DC.

The next Sweetgreen Jammet plans to open will be on the north side of Dupont, “right on the circle,” he says, though he won't disclose specifics until the lease is officially nailed down. He and his partners are aiming for a late-summer opening there, and are now scouting for a third downtown DC location "near Farragut Square or in Chinatown."Over salads and cups of “Sweetflow”—Sweetgreen's signature sweet-tart frozen yogurt—Jammet chatted with us about his food favorites.

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