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Sweetgreen’s founders focus on healthy, affordable food options

Fast food chain Sweetgreen serves unique salads for a healthy alternative to burgers for lunch. Its founders, Nicholas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru, lamented the lack of healthy options near their alma mater, Georgetown University, so they did something about it. Learn more: http://www.thehoya.com/nathaniel-ru-jonathan-neman-and-nicolas-jammet/   When their first location remained packed through winter break, they knew they had something special. The concept grew from that single restaurant in 2007 to 40 locations at present. Each Sweetgreen uses fresh, organic, local produce. Its founders meet with local farmers before deciding to site a location to ensure an adequate supply chain exists.   “We want to feed more people better food,” Ru told Fortune.   Some well known investors agree there’s a need for its niche. Daniel Boulud, Steve Case and Danny Meyer each invested in the chain.   Sweetgreen doesn’t just serve up different food. It conducts business differently, too. No…

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Whitney Wolfe Making Waves With New App

Whitney Wolfe, co-founder of the dating app Tinder, has just announced plans to expand upon her newest app Bumble. A unique dating app centered around giving women greater security and control over who they interact with in online spaces (in general, women must initiate a conversation with potential matches first), it will soon branch out into a physical location meant as a communal space for meetups. Known as the Hive as a reference to the beehive theme of the app and decor, Wolfe is currently working to open the space for a month in New York. During its month of operations, the Hive plans to host many different events and activities for those who visit. Whitney Wolfe herself is slated to appear on a panel with theSkimm founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin. Additionally, merchandise and refreshments will be available for sale, proceeds from the former going to charity. Bumble…