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From the monthly archives: January 2010

Kitchen Cabinet Call-Out

by Tracy M. on Monday, January 25, 2010 · 13 comments

in Kitchen Cabinet

In 2007 we founded our Kitchen Cabinet ®, a group of twelve ladies that served a three-year term and provided us with opinions on our brand, menu, new products, prototype design and promotions.  Twice a year they joined us in San Diego at our Corporate Headquarters to meet face-to-face and discuss their recent restaurant experiences [...]

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A crEATion has been made!

by Tracy M. on Friday, January 22, 2010 · 0 comments

in Fun Stuff

Part of what we think is so fun about Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes is that it is the ONLY place you can create your own unique meal, tailored just the way you want it. Such a wide variety to choose made-from-scratch items. Soups, tossed and deli salads, bakery items and much more. In October 2009, [...]

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One of the most common questions we hear is: Can I get the recipe for  Broccoli Madness Salad? The answer is YES!   We rarely make this recipe public, but right before Super Bowl we thought it’d make a great side dish for the big game! Here’s the recipe… Serves 6-8. 1 bunch uncooked broccoli* [...]

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First off, we want to thank you for reading our blog.  Everything we do at our restaurants is to serve our guests and without you, we wouldn’t exist. With 112 restaurants in 15 states, over 300 million guests since 1978 have helped us to be #1 in fresh produce and salads, made-from-scratch soups, hot-tossed pastas, [...]

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Red Door Interactive, a premier strategic Internet Presence Management firm, launched the newest website for Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp’s Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes brands that fully embraces social media. The popular restaurant chain aims to enhance its online guest engagement capabilities into its primary Internet property while furthering the reach and interactivity of its Facebook [...]

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Our NEW website and NEW blog!

by Tracy M. on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 · 20 comments

in Company News

A new year, a new you. For Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. (we’ll refer to it as GFR moving forward), the parent company for Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, the new year means a new website and a new blog! We refreshed our website, added new content and ways for guests to engage with us and now, [...]

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Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants hosted a culinary challenge to find the best recipe guests can crEATe.  Of the ten finalists chosen, Liz Turk-Setton, 30, from Los Angeles, has been named the winner!  She wowed voters with her Egg n’ Cheese n’ Veggie Biscuit, a creation inspired by her craving for a breakfast sandwich! During [...]

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