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Sweetgreen has a strong IPO. Now what?

The Bottom Line: The salad chain’s market debut was one of the year’s best in the industry. But skepticism about its long-term prospects remains.

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This has been the biggest restaurant IPO market in 25 years

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Taste Tracker: TGI Fridays’ seasonal cocktails; Chopt goes to Mexico and Del Taco does tamales; Smashburger and Main Event shake things up; plants, burgers, chicken and pizza continue to trend.