Jonathan Neman is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Sweetgreen, a restaurant that specializes in simple, seasonal, and healthful fare. Jonathan and his co-founders Nathaniel Ru and Nicolas Jammet founded Sweetgreen in 2007, barely three months after graduating from college, and opened their first location in Georgetown, DC.
Sweetgreen has grown into a national brand with more than 70 stores spanning the East Coast, Midwest, and California because of its strong culinary ethos, the embrace of passion and purpose, and involvement in local communities.
He is 30 years old.
Jonathan graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he met Nathaniel and Nicolas and was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
Leora Kadisha is the wife of Jonathan Neman.
Neman is married to Leora Kadisha, a millionaire heiress and member of the Nazarian clan, one of the world’s wealthiest Iranian Jewish families, in addition to any income he derives from his restaurant ventures.
Jonathan Neman LinkedIn Post
Jonathan Neman, the CEO of salad restaurant Sweetgreen, has sparked outrage after claiming that obesity is the “main cause” of the COVID-19 pandemic and that society should restrict specific meals as a result.
According to NYpost.com, Neman began his LinkedIn post, which has now been removed, “78% of hospitalizations due to COVID are Obese and Overweight people,”
“Is there an underlying problem that perhaps we have not given enough attention to? Is there another way to think about how we tackle “healthcare” by addressing the root cause?”
The post Jonathan Neman CEO of Sweetgreen wrote has been deleted.
The article goes on to say that COVID is prevalent, that mask and vaccine mandates have taken precedence over “health mandates,” and that the pandemic’s cause, obesity, should act as motivation to achieve “a healthier future.”
According to NYpost.com, Many LinkedIn commenters pointed out that Neman seemed to be condemning overweight people, who, while more vulnerable to COVID, were arguably not its “main cause” for a variety of reasons.
Edward Ongweso Jr., a Vice writer, was the first to report the story, “Sweetgreen CEO thinks his company’s expensive dry ass salads might help more with the pandemic than vaccines, masks and relief payments,”
Another opponent of Sweetgreen, which just filed for an IPO, took to Twitter, “I just ate a donut and I challenge Jonathan Neman to a die-off. First person to die loses. I’m giving him a ten year head start,”
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