Mad Greens

Food production systems like hydroponics help restaurants use more local goods.
May 2013

In the second of a two-part series on local sourcing, QSR examines how this process can change the face of limited service—and the food system as a whole.

Mad Greens CEO Marley Hodgson is committed to sourcing local ingredients.
April 2013

Incorporating local ingredients into your menu can set you apart from competitors. But first you should know what you’re buying into.

MAD Greens Inspired Eats, a Denver-based restaurant group, will make the switch from a national cheese purveyor to Colorado-based Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, producer of premium, handcrafted, raw and pasteurized cheeses, made in a variety of styles. 

MAD Greens, known for its...

September 2012

When Marley Hodgson and Dan Long opened their first Mad Greens eatery in December 2004, terms like gluten-free, lactose intolerance, and vegan were not foremost in their entrepreneurial minds. These days, however, the 11-unit, Denver-based salad chain finds itself regularly contemplating and...

Starting today, Mad Greens customers can be the first in Denver to sample premium-quality lettuce grown using a newly launched system that adds a whole new meaning to “locally grown.”

Mad Greens is the first restaurant group in Denver to carry greens produced by...

MAD Greens, the Colorado-based fresh salad concept, is rolling with the changes after throwing the paper hiring process—and all the hassles that come with it—out the window.

Using the talent management program from PeopleMatter, a comprehensive HR platform designed for the...

September 2011

 Quick-serve CEOs usually get the final say when their companies make big moves or decisions, but experts say executives must maintain strong personal networks to help guide those everyday decisions.

MAD Greens will not technically be affected by the upcoming national mandate requiring restaurant chains with 20 or more units to post calorie counts on their menuboards; the Denver-based salad-and-panini concept has 10 units to date. But the company’s leadership recently decided to add...

Denver-based MAD Greens, which offers salads, soups, wraps and panini, made it even easier for guests to make healthy choices. The restaurant group, with ten locations along the Front Range, recently added nutritional information to both its printed menus and menuboards, in addition to its...