The men of Sweetgreen, a popular salad-restaurant chain and the masterminds behind the annual SweetLife Festival in DC, have revolutionized what the salad used to stand for. Founders Nathaniel Ru, Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman, are not only serving us delicious salads, but a cheery midday escape that can make the monotonous grind of a weekday a little sweeter. Now with 23 outposts dotted along the east coast, they aim to share a passion for healthy, and most importantly, delicious food to the masses. These guys not only want you to feel good about what you’re eating, but leave their establishment feeling good too, which is why this is their manifesto:

Your time is now. Work on purpose and with purpose. Make real friends. Share inspirations, Never get stuck. Challenge Yourself. Beware the status quo. Enhance your communities. Leave a gentle footprint. Be a contribution today. Savor everyday moments and gifts. Keep it real. Create the change you desire. Climb higher. Find beauty in simplicity. Pursue your passions. Make bold moves. Blend great things together. Elevate your tastes. Find your extraordinary. Live the Sweetlife.