Sweetgreen Has Millions of Americans Craving Salad for Lunch!

There’s no question, Sweetgreen has managed to do something exceptionally unique with their business model. It’s surprising that there really is no franchise exactly like it to date. With all the public interest in organic food and eating healthy, you would think that someone would’ve come up with a business model like the Sweetgreen concept years ago. However, many fast food retailers and even grocery food manufacturers complain that cost is the main reason they can’t supply the public with healthier food. However, Sweetgreen has finally managed to make healthy, fast food accessible and affordable to the masses.

 

Ordering is simple and fast via website, mobile app or in-person and the restaurants are clean and modern. Perhaps most important of all, customers are raving about the food. In fact, the majority of the success that Sweetgreen is enjoying is simply due to word-of-mouth advertising. This is some of the most effective advertising there is.

 

Nathaniel Ru is the CEO and founder of the chain. He’s always had the goal of making healthy food accessible to more people. The fact that he’s achieved his goal where no other franchise has been able to, has set the brand apart from most of its competition.

James Cash Penney once said, “A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.”

 

It’s interesting to see a business that proves that observation. Nathaniel Ru started the Sweetgreen chain in Washington, DC in 2007. Since that time, the franchise has grown to 40 locations throughout America’s major locales including Chicago, Boston, New York and cities in California. That’s record growth for a restaurant franchise that’s been in business less than a decade. Many business experts warn entrepreneurs that the restaurant business model is the most difficult to execute successfully. However, Ru, his team and their financial backers have managed to do something most small business owners and startup founders haven’t been able to do.

 

The secret of the brand’s success doesn’t only have to do with the food the restaurants serve. Nathaniel Ru shared that Sweetgreen chooses locations based on interesting factors that have no doubt contributed to finding customers that welcome and appreciate their business model. They choose locations based on:

 

  • Distance from cheaper, less healthy options,
  • Proximity to trendy, affluent neighborhoods, and
  • Proximity to neighborhoods where people would look for lunch, dinner and weekend dining.

 

 

Madison Street Capital Ultimately Named a Finalist for the 15 Annual M&A Advisor Awards

The M&A Advisor has declared Chicago-headquartered global banking firm Madison Street Capital as a finalist for the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

This award is widely recognized as a sign of grand accomplishment in the banking industry, and it rewards outstanding performance in deal making, restructuring, and financing.

According to a press release appearing on Benzinga, this international banking firm has been nominated for Industrial Deal of the Year as well as Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year-International. The former identified the role of Madison Street in facilitating the acquisition of Acuna & Asociados S.A. The acquisition was led by Karl D’Cunha, Madison Street Capital senior managing director.

Charles Botchway, Madison Street Capital founder and CEO, has said they are glad to have successfully helped Dowco, their longstanding client, with the acquisition of Acuna & Asociados S.A. Furthermore, they have been privileged to be in the running for Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year-International. This executive has also expressed satisfaction with the effort their experienced deal-makers are putting in their work across many different time zones to connect their clients with both emerging and growing businesses that can meet their various needs for long-term success.

The acquisition of Acuna & Asociados S.A. was an intricate cross-border transaction, Karl D’Cunha, the firm’s senior managing director has said. This manager of the banking firm, however, added that they are pleased to be recognized for that accomplishment.

On Wed., Nov. 9, the winners of these awards will be named at the New York Athletic Club.

About Madison Street Capital, LCC

Madison Street Capital is among the leading providers of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions advisory. The Chicago-based international banking firm has offices in North America, Asia, and Africa and draws on many years of experience to offer a variety of viable financial services that include business valuation, valuation for financial reporting, restructuring, middle investment banking, corporate advisory, and financial opinion services. This reputable financial organization has earned the loyalty of many clients across the world because of their steadfast dedication to high professional standards.

Having been in the global financial market for the last 11 years, since 2005, Madison Street Capital understands the diverse needs of their clients and relies on the effort of their specially trained and experienced professionals to meet them. Apart from working hard to meet the many needs of their clients, Madison Street Capital is also dedicated to providing philanthropic support to organizations the United Way. This premier middle market investment firm value corporate governance. And they are working diligently to make a difference within local and international communities.

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Blogger Reaches For WEN By Chaz To Give Flat Hair Body And Movement

There’s nothing worse than flat hair that lacks movement and body, right?

Who wants shapeless hair, and yet, many of us are cursed with it, even beauty bloggers like Emily McClure. She was sick of her medium length, fine and sometimes frizzy locks, and since she writes about beauty often, she decided to pamper her mane.

Emily had seen the famous WEN By Chaz hair infomercials touting the brand’s revolutionary no lather shampoo system. So, she decided to give WEN a 7-day whirl and hope for Hollywood hair. She even kept a daily hair log and snapped hair selfies for Bustle.com.

WEN By Chaz is an incredible, unique hair care brand that takes the sulfates and kicks these nasty chemicals to the curb. Instead, the special cleansing conditioners bathe each hair strand in nourishing plant-based formulas that are healthy for hair of every type. Popular stylist-to-the-stars Chaz Dean invented the brilliant, no shampoo lather method, because he knew those shampoo lathers were nothing but destructive to the hair, both inside and out.

Chaz Dean’s celebrity clientele remain loyal to the man and his brand, because it’s a healthy way to manage beautiful hair. Chaz Dean and his team went through a lot of work to create the special 5 in 1 formula that went into WEN Hair, which are currently available to many online retailers, such as Sephora, Guthy-Renker and eBay.

Emily McClure chose the FIG cleansing conditioner for extra moisture. She got out of the shower, blew her hair dry and curled her mane and saw a hair miracle. WEN By Chaz had created Hollywood hair for Emily. It was fuller, softer and glossy. Her cute selfies tell the story.

Emily loved using WEN By Chaz for seven days, but admits, the formula requires you love your hair. If you’re lazy about staying on a daily WEN wash and blow-drying and styling, then WEN might not be for you. She says the product rocks, when you follow the simple steps on the back of the bottle.

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Take The Stress Out Of Planning With Twenty Three Layers

Parties are a great way to celebrate special occasions, holidays, and accomplishments. Everyone enjoys them because it’s fun and it’s a time to bring families and friends together. There’s typically no stress involved once the partying begins! It’s the planning before that which can cause stress. That’s because there’s a lot of details to keep track of to make sure that everything goes smoothly. The bigger the event and the higher the guest count, the more stress that’s added on to the planner.

Luckily, CoolMomPicks gives some tips to help make party planning go smoothly. They mention that getting a co-host helps to make planning go smoothly, utilize apps to keep track of planning, and keep things digital by sending invites that way! They mention that party planning doesn’t have to be stressful as long as a person keeps track of everything in a simple and easy manner.

Sometimes, people get stressed out easily with planning. That’s where an event planning company can be helpful. Twenty Three Layers is a company that has a reputation for being one of the best event planners in New York. They can help with your big day whether it’s a wedding, an anniversary, or anything else of the sort! They listen to exactly what you want and they take all the stress out of planning. They’re known for being the best and planning events of celebrities and everyday people. The way they design events is elegant, sophisticated, yet still delicate. Everything looks glamorous from the decorations to the food.

Overall, if party planning is stressful then there is absolutely no shame in utilizing a party planning company, one that has trusted reviews like Twenty Three Layers. Sometimes it’s best to leave the planning to the pros because they know how to take care of every small detail. They will make sure that absolutely nothing goes wrong; and therefore all that’s left for you to do is sit back and enjoy the party that you’re throwing! Gatherings are much more delightful when you’re not the one that has to worry about keeping everyone happy and everything going smoothly.

Securus Technologies is dedicated to Connect Inmates to Their Families through Technology

This year, Securus Technologies announced that it had used more than $600 million in developing and improving their products in the civil and criminal justice industry. It was an effort to preserve their high acquired recognition as the leading service provider that offers technical solutions to jail facilities utilizing the latest technology. Stay up to date with Securus on Linkedin.com.

 

Securus Technologies has transformed video visitation to enable incarcerated parents to take on their family responsibilities. Through video visitation, incarcerated parents can make follow-ups on their children’s educational progress, help them with their homework, and give them career guidance.

 

Such developments have helped to bridge the gap that had been left out by the traditional inmate communication services. Children and other family members were cut off from all responsibilities that their jailed member served.

 

For more than three decades, Securus Technology has been passionately involved in reducing recidivism through communication, provision of technology that helps in inmate welfare services like education, spiritual mentorship, and character development. The services played a vital role in preparing inmates to fit in the society after they are released.

 

Besides inmate communication services, Securus provides services that help in enhancing public safety like emergency response, investigation, biometric analysis and monitoring services. The quality of services is due to experienced experts who work towards a mutual goal of preserving the reputation of their company as the leading service provider.

 

In addition to hiring the top tech developers, Securus Technologies has also made a number of strategic acquisitions that have placed ahead of its rivals in terms of technological capabilities. With acquisition tech developers Reconex, JPay, and JLG, Securus has been able to bring on board a fresh perspective to technological needs of the justice and law enforcement agencies. For instance, Securus collaborates with JPay and JGL to offer new communication technologies that are needed in a prison.

 

For the period in which Securus Technologies has existed in the inmate communications industry, they have created more than 800 applications. Despite being a primary service provider serving more than 2,200 correctional facilities, Securus appointed John Bell to help in expanding their market to more customers.

 

Securus hired John Bell, an experienced sales expert, who has helped IBM, AT&T, and other companies to increase their sales. John Bell will manage Securus sales team comprising of more than 100 sales professionals.

 

Securus Technologies have grown its reputation to be a leading service provider with a four- star customer satisfaction score.

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