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The Sweetgreen Infinite Kitchen system robotically assembles the salads and bowls Sweetgreen customers crave—up to 500 of them an hour, 50% faster than humans can. Consumers order using a tablet that instructs the robotic production line to drop ingredients, prepared by human team members, into bowls. A trial run in the company’s Naperville, Ill., outlet exceeded sales expectations, and sparked a second trial in Huntington Beach, Calif., later this year. Eventually, co-founder and CEO Jonathan Neman says all new Sweetgreen outlets will come with an Infinite Kitchen.

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