Sweetgreen, Just Salad, and Chopt are being swarmed with customers — and people are blaming New Year's resolutions

Business InsiderSweetgreen is known for drawing long lines.
  • Salad chains including Sweetgreen, Just Salad, and Chopt are seeing long lines in January as some customers work towards New Year’s resolutions to eat healthily.
  • Sweetgreen, which is known for drawing long lines on any day, has been mentioned in a string of complaints on Twitter from customers who say that have had to wait for as much as an hour to pick up a pre-ordered salad.

It’s the first week of 2019, and for many, this means an abrupt start to the New Year’s diet. As a result, many health-conscious customers are heading to salad joints in droves, causing massive bottlenecks and delays in service.

The New York Post reported on Thursday that one angry customer was so frustrated when he saw the 100-person line at a Chopt on West 51st Street in Manhattan that he was overheard saying, “You guys can go f— yourselves!”

A worker at a Just Salad store in Midtown told The Post that long lines were common for the first week of January as customers see through their New Year’s resolutions.

Popular salad chain Sweetgreen, which is known for drawing long lines on any day, has been mentioned in a string of complaints on Twitter from customers who say that have had to wait for as much as an hour to pick up a pre-ordered salad. Sweetgreen did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on delays.


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It’s not just Sweetgreen, however. Lines have built up at other salad chains such as Just Salad and Chopt over the past few days.

And excessive demand seems to be causing issues with orders.

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