Sweetgreen Introduces New Protein-Forward Menu Items at its Long Island Restaurants, Perfect For Dinner

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Sweetgreen has just answered the question, “what’s for dinner?” The fast-casual restaurant launched its first new entrée menu expansion in three years at its Long Island restaurants. Called Protein Plates, the new items feature chef-crafted proteins roasted in olive oil, accompanied by nutritious grains (and no greens). The plates come with hearty chunks of protein like miso-glazed salmon and juicy herb roasted chicken. These new items come in direct response to customers who wanted more options for dinner on the menu outside of salads and bowls. The plates contain over 30 grams of protein roasted in olive oil.

Sweetgreen Protein Plate

The new Protein Plates menu includes:

  • The Miso Glazed Salmon Plate, inspired by a deconstructed sushi roll, features a hearty piece of miso glazed Atlantic salmon on a bed of nori-seasoned white rice complemented with pickled onions, cucumbers and half an avocado topped with crispy onions and Sweetgreen’s signature Spicy Cashew sauce. 
  • The Southwest Chicken Fajita Plate, introduces a new herb roasted chicken to the menu, accompanied by fajita veggies, shredded cabbage, a double portion of white rice with umami seasoning, and black beans for additional protein and topped with Sweetgreen’s Lime Cilantro Jalapeño Vinaigrette and a drizzle of crema for a perfectly balanced combination of heat and tang in every bite.
  • The Hot Honey Chicken Plate, first introduced in a menu pilot a few years back, has long reigned as a menu favorite with Sweetgreen fans everywhere. Now, the craveable dish is getting a revamp with a new, larger portion of juicy, herb roasted chicken, accompanied by a double serving of herbed quinoa, warm roasted sweet potatoes and veggie slaw, topped with crispy onions and a side of Sweetgreen’s signature Hot Honey Mustard Dressing for dipping and slathering.

Sweetgreen Protein Plate

Sweetgreen co-founder and chief concept officer, Nicolas Jammet, said that a little more than a third of their customers order from the restaurant for dinner, prompting the addition of Protein Plates. It’s something he says they have always suspected.

“We’ve always believed you don’t have to be a salad person to be a Sweetgreen person,” Jammet said.

Ready to try a protein plate? Protein plates are available in-store and through the Sweetgreen app for Sweetpass members nationwide. Use code SGLONGISLAND5 to get a special discount! Signing up is free and members can benefit from personalized rewards and perks, including ways to earn free Sweetgreen. Visit one of the Long Island locations in Garden City, Huntington or Woodbury.

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