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"We believe it will make a meaningful impact on our growers and our team."
It's the first price increase in three years for the brand, and the reason behind it might make you feel a little better: The company is giving its 3,000-plus employees a raise and a better benefits package. "We believe it will make a meaningful impact on our growers and our team," according to a statement on Sweetgreen's website, adding that the company wants to become a place where employees can grow and have robust careers.
In addition to a bump in pay, employees will now get paid parental leave, as well as some paid time off to volunteer, either working on a community project that is meaningful to them or on a farm—to connect even more to the meals they're making every day.
And hey, as Eater reports, you can still hack the menu and get a meal for under $10—you just have to forgo the protein. (Sigh.)
If you're stuck in a salad rut, check out how these wellness influencers spice up their orders. And if your healthy lunch is making you feel a little, well, bloated, here's why.
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