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by admin on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 · 364 comments

in Company News,Fun Stuff

Our company receives location requests for Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants on a daily basis. I am not sure how many other restaurant companies receive on a daily basis, but I feel our location requests grow more and more everyday!

It is amazing to see how specific these location requests get.

Some of the requests we receive are so specific, that requests include exact cross streets i.e. ‘Sweet Tomatoes PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to the corner of A St and 19th Ave. in ____ (fill in city). We promise we will eat there once a week! Your business will be booming!!!

Other requests will mention a recent closure of other businesses that a Souplantation or Sweet Tomatoes would be a perfect fit. i.e. ‘Guess what, ____________(fill in business that closed) went out of business and now we can enjoy your salad bar everyday if you come to our city.’


We get phone calls and emails every day asking for a new location. Some guests request a location because they had Souplantation or Sweet Tomatoes on vacation and enjoyed it, others may ask for a location because they used to live near a Souplantation/ Sweet Tomatoes location but have moved to a state where there are no locations, for whatever reason it is, we are happy to see the requests!

The location requests range from growing in a city we are already located in, expanding to a new state we are not currently in (most popular requests are Indiana and Tennessee) but we have also had international requests such as the UK, Australia and most recently, South Korea. Sadly, we will not be expanding internationally until we make a larger mark in the U.S.

We have had so many requests lately that I wanted to write about the next few that are opening to cure some curiosity out there:

Boynton Beach, FL                                                                November 2010

Escondido, CA                                                                         December 2010

Howard Hughes (Los Angeles), CA                                 December 2010

Port Richey, FL                                                                       January 2011

Keep checking back for more grand openings and please keep sending in those requests. We do read each one and share it with our Real Estate Development Department.

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{ 364 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura Mars Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Redding Connecticut 06896 please :)


james massouh Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 11:24 am

When will you be opening a restaurant in Lexington Kentucky? Please think about it and act.


Greg Barton Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm

We need one in Pittsburgh, PA. Don’t leave us high and dry here!!


Kurt Lee Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Philadelphia PA please!!!!!!!!


Lalitha Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:08 am

Hi how come you guys are not opening any restaurant in Michigan. Do you have any plans of coming to Michigan ? Please let me know.



Taylor L Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Please open a location anywhere in Maine!


Kristofer Overstreet Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm

How about the Clevaland, OH area??


Kerry Tankersley Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 5:56 am

Chattanooga, TN please! Check our demographics. There are lots of healthy-minded people here, & our Souper Salad needs competition.


Carol Roeske Monday, February 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm

How about the Southwest side of Chicago, maybe Orland Park or Oak Lawn? Lombard is closest to us and it is quite far, Sweet Tomatoes would be loved by Southsiders.


Addie Hickman Friday, March 7, 2014 at 3:49 am

My family sometimes drives 45 minutes back and forth just to eat at one of your locations. Can you PLEASE consider opening a location near Port Orange, FL. I know it would be profitable in this town. Thanks for reading.


Doug Brown Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

Be glad you have one that close!


Karen V Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 6:29 am

OHIO–PLEASE! Or Michigan! These people NEED Salad! I see more locations in places that are heavy on easy light fare like Fl and Ca, but nowhere in the midwest where you can’t find a decent place to put together your own salad and extras.

Columbus, Ohio
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Don’t care–I’d drive 2 or 3 hours to get to one(no kidding!)

Seriously, put one next to a college up in this area and you will go gangbusters. You’d do well next to Easton or another open air or larger shopping area too. Please look into it. I lived in Phoenix for years and ST was a regular. When I visit family in Fl we hit it 3 or 4 times on the trip. We need you in our lives! I miss ST!!!!


samatha Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Please come to Knoxville, Tn


Nancy Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

It would be great to have Sweet Tomatoes somewhere in New England. When we go to Florida that’s the first place we go. Please come up!


Diane Juve Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Sebring, Florida! We now have a Panera Bread and other major restaurants on US Highway 27 that are very popular… But there’s nothing like Sweet Tomatoes here yet. Please come to Highlands County!


Ken Sartin Monday, April 21, 2014 at 6:13 pm

I had you in Chicago and Houston area’s….I live in Omaha, NE now, we need one or two of them. You will have no competition for the most part. Let make it happen, Thanks Ken


Diane Juve Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 5:24 am

Heads up! If the Real Estate Development Department still reads this blog, a prime location for a new Sweet Tomatoes just opened up on US Highway 27 in Sebring, Florida’s Fairmount Plaza. A big, popular local restaurant (Yianni’s) closed last week and the site owners are searching for a good new tenant. A movie theatre two doors down in the same strip mall is under relatively new ownership and has just been renovated with brand new seats. The Fairmount Plaza is next to a Publix and almost across the street from a very successful Walmart (at the intersection of Highway 27 and the Sebring Parkway). ReMax Realty has the listing FYI. Our chain restaurants are very popular and successful – come check us out!


lisa Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:37 am

Please open one in Gainesville, Fl. It’s a college town with majority of people from south florida. Everyone here loves to eat and it would do so well in Butler Plaza !

(You’re restaurant is the first place i go whenever i come back home to visit family)


admin Monday, April 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Thank you for the suggestion, Lisa!


Colleen story Monday, April 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Cape cod would be nice


Meredith Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm

How about opening ones in New York ??


Yvonne M. Cliver Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm

We need a Sweet Tomatoes in Summerville, SC! We moved here from FL about a year ago and are having sweet tomatoes with draws. We love Sweet Tomatoes! My kids ask all time if we can have it for dinner! Please come to Summerville, SC and put Atlanta Bread Co out of business. They cant touch you guys!


admin Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Thank you for the kind words, Yvonne! Unfortunately, we don’t currently have any expansion plans, but we always like to know where we are wanted next!


Molly Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Please open a sweet tomatoes in prescott, AZ! Some in New York too please!


Helena Mountford Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

London, England please! I used to live in Costa Mesa and ate at Souplantation often and I MISS YOU.


Ray Braswell Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Huntsville, Alabama!!!


Kari Shields Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:21 am

Visited your site in Kissimmee and absolutely loved it. I live outside Philadelphia. Please come to Pennsylvania or Delaware. I would be happy to drive for this place. The Northeast needs a place like this to show that eating healthy is easy to do and oh so delicious!!!


admin Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:18 am

Thank you for liking us so much, Kari! We’ll be sure to post an update if we move into that neck of the woods :)


Jennifer Bouwkamp Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:18 am

I just tried Sweet Tomatoes in Sarasoda Fl. I think it would be a big hit back home in Holland Michigan! Everything was fresh and wonderful!! Please think about it!!


Brice Stack Monday, August 4, 2014 at 3:47 pm

I live in Omaha NE and was at a sweet tomatoes near Antioch California a couple weeks ago and absolutely LOVED it. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING A SWEET TOMATOES TO OMAHA!!!!!!!!!


Angeline Meredith Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Please check out Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
We need you here.
Thank you


Missy Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Sweet Tomatoes would be a great place to start in Woodburn before shopping at the Woodburn Company Stores!!


Iewnw Reese Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:35 am

PLEASE you will do VERY WELL opening a Sweet Tomatoes in the Myrtle Beach area – I see you are in North Carolina and Georgia why not bring your restaurant into South Carolina where the tourists come in flocks and alot of locals will welcome you – You are one of my FAVORITE restaurants!!!!!


Ima Hungry Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:51 am

As others have said, do not underestimate the Myrtle Beach, SC market. Flush with tourists year round and anchored with many full time residents, this should be a natural fit for Sweet Tomatoes! Our family has a second home in Central Florida and eat with you guys CONSTANTLY while there! There a plenty of people here that crave healthy and tasty food! Check us out, we host TONS of sporting events, dance & cheer competitions and Marathons. We have Publix grocery stores opening up and down the beach are are left wondering…where is Sweet Tomatoes????


admin Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:25 am

Thank you so much for visiting when you can! We will keep a SC location in mind when we are ready to solidify some expansion plans. Until then, we can’t wait to see you in Florida.


Mike Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 8:01 am

I am hoping if you can open a location in Katy TX area. You will make a lot of money and attract a lot of customers. I love your food consider a location in Katy TX


Amanda Monday, December 22, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Bakersfield ca is in desperate need!! I know it would do very well! I see how busy the garden spot can get and it is awful in comparison! Keep up the delicious food!


Shelly Forbes Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 11:36 am

Tulsa, OK please!


GL Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

Please come to Birmingham, Alabama!!! Trussville, or 280, or 31 South are your best bets on location based on current retail areas here!


Holly Jones Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 8:09 am

Columbus, Ohio please!!!!


Sara Gray Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:42 am

We need one in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA!! Please!!!!!
We have a Sweet Tomatoes back home in Texas; however, my husband is stationed with the Navy here in Virginia. Our whole family misses Sweer Tomatoes like crazy! Nobody has soups and salads as good as yours. (The Caesar salad is my favorite!) Same goes for your muffins and various other yummy selections!


Elena Pate Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Please come to Milwaukee Wisconsin! Or a suburb near there. Please!


MB Monday, March 7, 2016 at 12:36 pm

CLEVELAND needs Sweet Tomatoes! I will run the place! Only place we eat when visit Disney!
LOVE your Orlando locations.


Rachel Longmore Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 3:14 am

this past February I have had the pleasure of eating a couple times at a location in California when visiting Disneyland and I have to tell you that I have fallin in love!! I was very excited to hear that there was one restaurant location here in Washington where I live but heart broken to see that its 2 1/2 hour drive away. now I am most willing to drive the distance once in a while but I would love to go more often then every few months. please if you can get one closer to the Tacoma area I would be most happy :D and I know a lot of other people would be happy as well


Ron Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:33 am

Please consider Nashville. The new hot spot to move too. Nashville has about 2000 a month move in. Many people wanting a healthier buffet to go to. Hendersonville would be even better than Nashville. That way we could eat there every day!! Some of the largest churches in TN located in the Nashville area. Need that place to go to after church on Sunday.


Lisa Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:11 am

Austin Texas needs you badly! Especially south of Austin in Hayes county with houses growing like crazy there are hardly any restaurants in the area. Huge family developments with nothing but fast food to choose from. Please research this area that’s growing the fastest in the nation. Buda/ Kyle / San Marcos.


Annette Walker Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7:26 pm

The west valley of Phoenix is ripe for a Sweet Tomatoes! Please look at the Goodyear area.


Darshana Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Somewhere in Massachusetts/ New Hampshire, please!


Mike Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Michigan is calling! I have gone out of my way on vacation in 3 states FL, IL, and GA to eat at Sweet Tomatoes my girlfriend and I love it. Michigan does not have anything like it and we definitely need one ASAP!


James Meuse Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Just got back from a visit to LA and loved Souplantation…as David Loggins sang, Please Come to Boston


eleanor Griffin Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Please come to Columbia sc or Lexington sc, just came back FROM San José ca. And always enjoys Sweet tomatoes. There is a restaurant up for lease or sale now ,Please!!!!


Laurie Aymard Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7:01 pm

Loudoun County, VA Please!


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