Sweetgreen Warns of Worker Strife and Layoffs Over Covid Vaccine

Oct. 26, 2021, 5:29 PM

Sweetgreen Inc. is struggling to get workers to prove they’re vaccinated.

The restaurant chain, which filed for an initial public offering on Monday, said in its S-1 filing that it has had “significant challenges” getting employees to submit proof of Covid-19 vaccination. The company’s locations are concentrated largely in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and the D.C. area, all of which have some level of vaccine mandate related to indoor dining.

Sweetgreen operates 140 restaurants in 13 states, with 33% of revenue coming from the New York City metropolitan area, according to its filing. To comply with New York ...

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