By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Aug 14, 2023 at 12:31 PM

Sweetgreen, the Los Angeles-based chain specializing in “farm to table fast food” will open its second Wisconsin location at 20330 W. Lord St. at the Corners of Brookfield on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

The plant-forward menu, which changes seasonally, features salads, warm and cold grain bowls and plates, sides like roasted sweet potatoes, hummus and focaccia, plus desserts and beverages. Kids’ meals are also available.

As for the location itself, guests will find a chic, modern counter service restaurant decorated with simple lines and pops of welcoming turquoise.  The space accommodates 31 diners with both banquette and bar counter seating, as well as 18 additional diners on their outdoor patio.

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Sweetgreen has also commissioned a painting entitled Fall Roses, Winter Window, Warm Puddles of Spring, Summer Feelings from artist and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee grad, Alyssa Kraus who took inspiration from the self-sufficient nature of plants.

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Grand opening festivities

If you're among the first to try the new restaurant, you can feel good about your decision. On opening day (Aug. 15), Sweetgreen will be donating one meal to the Food Pantry Waukesha County for every meal sold at the new Brookfield restaurant.

Grand opening festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce at 10 a.m.  Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 15, guests can also fill up complementary Sweetgreen totes with produce from Sweetgreen’s Midwest partners including Seeds FarmLaClare Creamerythe Breadsmithand Riveridge Produce.  The market will also feature music from DJ Andre Wallace, a member of the Milwaukee Bucks' DJ crew, plus floral bouquet giveaways from Marius Bell Floralwhile supplies last. 

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On the menu

Guests can expect the menu at the Brookfield restaurant to be largely the same as that at other Sweetgreen locations, with the exception of a few select ingredients, which will be sourced from Wisconsin. That includes Organic Valley blue cheese, parmesan from Schuman Cheese, LaClare Farms goat cheese, bread and foccaccia from Breadsmith and zucchini from Harmony Valley Farm.

In addition to popular core items like kale Caesar salad and Hot Honey Chicken Plate (blackened chicken, sweet potatoes, quinoa, slaw, almonds and hot honey mustard sauce), Sweetgreen's summer offerings will include the Peach & Goat Cheese bowl with peaches, cucumbers, basil, mint, goat cheese, roasted almonds, spring mix, shredded kale and balsamic vinaigrette; and a BBQ Chicken salad with romaine, kale, cilantro, red onion, cabbage, tomato, tortilla chips, apples, blackened chicken, green goddess ranch and honey BBQ sauce. All are priced in the $9-$13 range.

Sweetgreen Brookfield will be open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.