Sweetgreen bought another salad eatery known for its robot cooks
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Sweetgreen bought another salad eatery known for its robot cooks

Sweetgreen acquired Spyce, which only has 2 store locations but a lot of salad-making robots that can sear, steam, and assemble meals.

Lunchtime favorite Sweetgreen might be getting a robot or 2. The salad chain just purchased Spyce — a restaurant startup known for its automated kitchen — for an unknown sum, per CNBC.

A tale of 2 salad spinners

Both fast-casual eateries specialize in salads and bowls, but Sweetgreen is a salad behemoth.

But Spyce also has robots

Spyce was founded by a group of MIT students in 2015. It uses recipes from acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud, though the cooking process has always been automated.

Allie Weinstock, Sweetgreen’s PR and communications manager, called the acquisition an “investment in our future.” For now, Sweetgreen is focusing on updating Spyce’s tech and developing a new product and concept that will work with Sweetgreen as it scales.

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