The newest Sweet Tomatoes, located at 9460 West Flamingo Road, off the 215 Freeway in the Metreon Las Vegas Shopping Center in Las Vegas, is scheduled to open on Monday, May 17. To celebrate the grand opening, Sweet Tomatoes has partnered with Nevada Cancer Institute, by hosting a preview fundraiser event on the following dates:
- Thursday, May 13, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For only five dollars, guests can enjoy Sweet Tomatoes’ 45-foot salad bar full of fresh, seasonal vegetables and tossed salads, made-from-scratch soups and hand-crafted muffins, focaccia, breads and desserts. Sweet Tomatoes will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to Nevada Cancer Institute, a non-profit organization committed to reducing the burden of cancer by pursuing the development of a comprehensive cancer center.
The new Las Vegas location will accommodate 220 guests and offer a rotating menu of more than 100 original, made fresh daily recipes featuring signature salads, soups, bakery goods and hot pasta sauces, at an all-you-care-to-eat price. All food is prepared without the use of artificial flavors, colors, additives or artificial trans fats. A different food theme is featured each month and the most popular menu items are rotated every two weeks. Items are showcased on a 45-foot salad bar and prepared exhibition style every 20 minutes.
“We are so grateful to our community partners whose fundraising efforts are heartening and crucial to NVCI’s mission and continued success,” commented John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D. Director and CEO of NVCI. “Since its inception, the overarching goal of Nevada Cancer Institute has been to become a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, of which there are only 40 in the U.S., and efforts like this one help us achieve that goal.”
Sweet Tomatoes seeks to be a vital and contributing part of each community in which it operates. To reach this goal, restaurants offer a “Fun-Raiser” program through which charities, churches, schools, athletic teams, scout troops and other non-profit organizations may raise funds by hosting in-store events. The restaurants assist in marketing the non-profit’s event by creating master flyers for distribution and promotion.
Sweet Tomatoes in Las Vegas will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. For more information call (702) 242-0277 or visit www.sweetomatoes.com. For more information on the Nevada Cancer Institute visit www.nevadacancerinstitute.org. Guests can also become a fan of Sweet Tomatoes at www.facebook.com/souplantation and follow Sweet Tomatoes on Twitter at http://twitter.com/souplantation.
About Sweet Tomatoes
Sweet Tomatoes was founded in 1978 in San Diego and currently operates 114 salad buffet-style restaurants across the western, southern and eastern portions of the United States. Sweet Tomatoes cares about what comes out of guests’ wallets and into their bodies by creating an exceptional, all-you-care-to-eat dining experience with a daily selection of made-from-scratch soups and salads and hand-crafted muffins, focaccia, breads and tasty desserts. By combining high-quality, farm-fresh and scratch-made foods for a fixed price, the restaurants provide guests with the freedom to create their own wholesome meals. The restaurant concept is built around fresh prepared, great-tasting recipes with a salad bar full of seasonal vegetables and tossed salads prepared exhibition-style every 20 minutes. Sweet Tomatoes restaurants are open daily for lunch and dinner. For more information, visit www.sweettomatoes.com.
About Nevada Cancer Institute:
Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) is the official cancer institute for the State of Nevada. A nonprofit organization, NVCI is committed to reducing the burden of cancer by pursuing the development of a comprehensive cancer center, as defined by the National Cancer Institute. Through the knowledge and expertise of the finest scientists, clinicians, educators and caregivers, the Institute provides hope to communities in Nevada, the Southwest and beyond through research, education, early detection, prevention and high quality patient care. NVCI is striving for a future without cancer that is achieved through initiated and collaborative research in basic, clinical and population science.