In her tenure at MAD Greens, general manager Shelby Thomas has worn many hats including Salad Artist, Shift Leader and Assistant General Manager. But now she's running the show up in Longmont so we sat down with Shelby to discuss her management style, her passions otuside of the restaurant and her thoughts on our fabulous guests. Check out the latest edition of Behind the Greens!
What do you love most about your team?
Definitely their ability to have a good time, we're always just have fun during our shifts. Obviously we need to get on task but they do so with a positive attitude and always ready to have fun with it.
How do you inspire your team?
I like to spice it up a bit and have friendly competitions with different tasks we have to do. And I make sure everyone knows what our common goals are so that we are all on the same page. I don't want to just direct people...I want us all working together towards the same thing.
Tell us about the guests who come into MAD Greens.
We truly see all kinds of people, which is what I love. Salads are not just for one type of demographic. I really like how friendly our guests are and their willingness to connect with us so we can make it a personalized experience...with your food and our service.
What would you say to someone who has never been to MAD Greens?
I would definitely recommend the Siam I Am with tofu. I was a vegan for years and this salad is amazing, vegan AND filling. But eventually you should absolutely create your own salad because you'll get to pick and choose from all the different ingredients we have to make your perfect salad.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I. Love. Dogs. So in my spare time, I try to spend as much of it with them...I walk dogs in the neighborhood with the Rover app and am hoping to get my own someday soon!