“Food waste is an issue we know will resonate with our guests, who are socially conscious and want to make an impact,” sweetgreen wrote in a press release. “…the ‘wastED’ salad is not only a delicious addition to our late summer menu, but more importantly, it’s a vehicle through which we’re sharing a very important message, and hopefully changing the way people think about food.”
So what’s in it? The wastED salad includes broccoli leaf, carrot ribbons, roasted kale stems, romaine hearts, roasted cabbage cores, roasted broccoli stalks, roasted bread butts, arugula, shaved parmesan, spicy sunflower seeds and pesto vinaigrette.
Starting today through September 28, New Yorkers can buy the salad for a $8.60 at various locations. And if you need another reason to opt for a healthy salad on your lunch break – here it is: a portion of proceeds will be donated to City Harvest.
Good food, good cause and good for the planet? We’re getting in line now.