WeWork, sweetgreen Pair On Order-Ahead

WeWork, Sweetgreen Pair On Order-Ahead

Sweetgreen, a salad startup, and WeWork, a provider of a global network of office spaces, are teaming up to allow customers to pick up food from a WeWork location of their choice, according to a report.

The collaboration is in seven cities: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., and Sweetgreen wants to facilitate 50 WeWork locations.

“WeWork and Sweetgreen share a vision for creating community and being more conscious global citizens, fostering discussion and recognition of the way our actions impact ourselves, our communities and the world around us,” said WeWork President and CFO Artie Minson. “Together, we are bringing Sweetgreen’s offerings directly to thousands of WeWork members and employees while leveraging WeWork’s platform to support Sweetgreen’s continued scale. While Outposts presents an exciting new opportunity, it only represents the beginning of this long-term, strategic partnership by our two mission-driven companies.”

Members can place an order with Sweetgreen and then select the WeWork location where they want to pick it up.

Sweetgreen, which went cashless in 2017, recently received $200 million in finding in a Series H round led by Fidelity, which valued the company at more than $1 billion. That round of funding brought Sweetgreen’s total funding so far to $365 million.

With this capital, Sweetgreen wants to expand its business into other food categories, as well as look into blockchain technology to assist in the transparency of its supply chain.

“As a company, we are focused on democratizing real food,” Sweetgreen Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Neman said. “Our vision is to evolve from a restaurant company to a food platform that builds healthier communities around the world.”

WeWork is no stranger to innovation. The company has partnered with Mastercard to provide payment systems and with Rent The Runway to set up drop boxes, and it even has held splashy awards ceremonies featuring Macklemore and offered a $1 million grand prize to a business that uses its services.