Yes, you heard that right. In a campaign to “Make America Healthy Again,” Sweetgreen slashed the condiment that brought the spice to your Sabzi, citing its high sugar content. And while it was already on a roll of breaking hipster hearts, the chain also cut bacon from its menu, emphasizing that “you can’t be a healthy food business and serve bacon.”
For those still reeling from Sweetgreen’s decision last summer to stop serving froyo in order to cut added sugars from its menu, take comfort that this time they’re making it up to us: warm portobello mix and roasted steelhead will be available as toppings on the reg, and the OMG omega (as Asian-based bowl of yum) is replacing the Avocobbo as a signature item.
This change, as explained in a Medium post by head chef Michael Stebner, is part of the chain’s goal to become “less sweet and more green” – and it’s not afraid to lose some of its quasi-healthy, millennial-heavy fanbase to prove it. The nod to Trump in the campaign title? Not completely gratuitous – Sweetgreen’s mission statement emphasizes the importance of “talking about the food system and how it’s connected to public health, climate change and the environment… in the midst of this election season.”
We suspect that this menu cut will lead to a lot of BYO hot sauce hipsters sneaking sriracha into the restaurant. #RIP, Avocobbo. You will be missed.