Nathaniel Ru Provides Different Dining Experience

Nathaniel Ru has proven that he is one of the most innovative restaurant owners of this time. He has put together a very interesting plan with Sweetgreen. This has made venture capitalists stand up and take notice. They have been eager to fund the business that he started because he doesn’t mind thinking outside of the box. In fact, Nathaniel Ru may be one of the few people that have managed to think outside of the box in the restaurant business. This is all a part of his charm, and fans of Sweetgreen are eager to see what he is conjuring up next.


For most people this restaurant chain is at the top of the list of innovative restaurants. The various locations from Chicago to New York have different designs. The majority of people that come to these restaurants are expecting a different experience. It is like Nathaniel Ru has become this new wave leader that has a plethora of people that are waiting to see what new innovative thing he comes up with next. His desire to start up some cashless stores may be the next big thing that makes Sweetgreen stand out even more.


Nathaniel Ru is the type of person that has shown people that he can change the way that business is done inside of a restaurant. It is no secret that restaurants get robbed by people that are looking for cash. A Sweetgreen restaurant chain that doesn’t have cash will be a different environment that is safer for customers. This is the type of environment that more people will gravitate towards because they will feel good about being in a safe environment. This the type of change that someone like Nathaniel Ru can bring to the fast food restaurant industry.


There is change that is happening with restaurants, and Sweetgreen has become the type of chain that speaks to a generation of millennials that are interested in something new. It is obvious to many people that Nathaniel is a person that did not want to conform. He did not want to be like all the other fast food restaurants out there. What Nathaniel Ru wanted to do was build a restaurant empire that provided healthy food in a different manner. Healthy food is something that has never really been considered popular. Nathaniel has made it popular though. He has chosen to create some restaurant menus that are different from the norm. He made people look at his restaurants that serve healthy food in a much different light.

OSI Group

Starting in 1909 as a family meat market OSI Group has grown to a worldwide leader in food services. Still privately owned they now provide food services to more than seventeen countries. OSI Group is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois and enjoys annual revenues more than $3 billion. Even though they are now one of the largest privately owned companies in America, they remain dedicated to their customers’ success.

Originally known as Otto & Sons the company supplied quality meat products to local restaurants and markets until 1955 when the companies fortunes changed dramatically. That year they were approached by the fledgling fast-food restaurant chain, McDonald’s, to be one of their meat suppliers.

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OSI Group realizes that all customers are not the same, government regulations, cultural nuances and taste are considerations the local purveyor will better grasp. Local presence gives them a firsthand understanding of their customer’s needs and makes it possible for them to find a solution that will work for both parties. When a problem or request presents itself, OSI will do their best to resolve the issue quickly.OSI maintains facilities in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region making it possible to serve its global customers better.

Recently OSI Group has acquired two new entities. They purchased the Tyson Foods  plant in Chicago and Baho Food. The Tyson meat processing plant was needed to support continued demand and business growth. The Baho Food acquisition enabled them to expand their selection of deli meats and snacks. OSI Group supplies a variety of products, including meat patties, hot dogs, sausage, bacon, and pizza dough to mention only a few. Besides McDonald’s, OSI supply other western style fast food chains, such as Starbucks and Burger King, in China and many other Asian countries.

Their extensive international network makes it possible for their customers to have greater financial flexibility and cost savings. Despite the fact, they are now a global operation with vast resources, and a host of competitive advantages OSI Group still operates like a small company. Their customers know who they are working with, assuring the customer of excellent service and complete satisfaction.