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Salad restaurant Sweetgreen draws the crowds

There are many places in Back Bay to get a salad. But do they have enough clientele to move 700-800 people through their restaurant in a day? Sweetgreen, a chain started by three college students in 2007 in Washington, D.C., seems to have incredible draw. A location on Boylston Street across from the Boston Public Library opened last summer, a Fort Point location opened early this month, and a third spot is scheduled for Chestnut Hill this summer.

Yes, the food is locally sourced and the place wants to leave a light footprint (really, these days, so many establishments say that), and yes, you’re met with a wall of gorgeous greens in bins that scream, “I’m healthy.” And yes, the salads are freshly made in front of you and dressings are quite delicious without a hint of bottled aftertaste.

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