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Sweetgreen has added steak to its permanent menu.

Sweetgreen adds steak protein to its permanent menu

After a successful test in Boston, the caramelized garlic steak joins the restaurant’s menu nationwide on May 7

Los Angeles-based fast-casual salad restaurant Sweetgreen announced that after a limited test in Boston, caramelized garlic steak will join the chain’s permanent menu starting May 7, the chain announced on Tuesday.

This marks the first time Sweetgreen has had steak as a protein on its menu. The protein was tested at 22 restaurants in Boston, as well as a few in Los Angeles, in February.

“Introducing caramelized garlic steak is a key moment in our menu innovation journey to offer guests more high-quality, delicious options,” said Nicolas Jammet, co-founder and chief concept officer of Sweetgreen, in a statement. “During our testing phase in Boston, we saw caramelized garlic steak quickly become a dinnertime favorite, with steak making up nearly 1 in 5 dinner orders. We’re thrilled to bring customers more of what they are craving at every part of the day.”

According to the company, the steak is seasoned with a garlic spice blend and roasted. It’s then finished with extra virgin olive oil and herbs, meant to be reminiscent of classic steakhouse flavors.

Caramelized garlic steak is available both as an added protein and as part of three new chef-crafted entrees:

  • The Caramelized Garlic Steak protein plate: Wild rice, roasted sweet potatoes, spicy broccoli, tomatoes, and pesto vinaigrette.
  • The Steakhouse Chopped warm bowl: Chopped romaine, herbed quinoa, shredded cabbage, tomatoes, crispy onions, blue cheese, and the chain’s signature green goddess ranch dressing.
  • The Kale Caesar (Steak) salad: Classic Caesar dressing with shredded kale, chopped romaine, tomatoes, shaved parmesan, parmesan crisps, and a squeeze of lime.

In 2023, Sweetgreen added new plates to drive more business at dinnertime or for customers who don’t want a salad.

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