Sweetgreen Gets Spycy

Los Angeles fast-food restaurant chain Sweetgreen is poised to acquire Spyce – a lunch bowl restaurant in Boston that invented the Infinite Kitchen, an automated culinary tool designed to balance cooking technique, measurement, and timing.

"Spyce and Sweetgreen have a shared purpose," Jonathan Neman, co-founder and CEO of Sweetgreen, said in a company press release. "We built Sweetgreen to connect more people to real food and create healthy fast food at scale for the next generation, and Spyce has built state-of-the-art technology that perfectly aligns with that vision. By joining forces with their best-in-class team, we will be able to elevate our team member experience, provide a more consistent customer experience and bring real food to more communities."

The main purpose for the acquisition is to allow Sweetgreen employees to focus more on hospitality and guest interaction than food preparation, invest in training with the new technology, reduce customer wait times, improve order consistency, and enhance its menu with the new robotic technology.