Sweet Tomatoes Raises over $10,000 for the Nevada Cancer Institute
LAS VEGAS- (June 14, 2010) – The newest restaurant to the Las Vegas community, Sweet Tomatoes, an award-winning restaurant specializing in made-from-scratch soups and salads, raised $10,750 for the Nevada Cancer Institute at its preview fundraiser event held in May. More than 2,000 guests dined at Sweet Tomatoes’ new Las Vegas location at 9460 West Flamingo Road, off the 215 Freeway, and paid just $5 for an all-you-can-eat experience, of which Sweet Tomatoes donated 100% to the Nevada Cancer Institute, a non-profit organization committed to reducing the burden of cancer by pursuing the development of a comprehensive cancer center.
“The pre-opening fundraiser was a great success for the restaurant and the Nevada Cancer Institute. We love the mission of the organization and are excited that we are able to give back to the community with the help of all of our guests during the three-day event.” said Robert Romero, General Manager of Sweet Tomatoes.
Sweet Tomatoes seeks to be a vital and contributing part of each community 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 non-profits are invited to hold a special event in a Sweet Tomatoes restaurant and a portion of all event sales will be donated back to the non-profit. The restaurants assist in marketing the non-profit’s event by creating master flyers for distribution and promotion. In addition, Sweet Tomatoes restaurants are encouraged to participate in the community on a local level by means determined appropriate by restaurant management.
Sweet Tomatoes in Las Vegas is now 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.sweettomatoes.com; for more information on the Nevada Cancer Institute visit http://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 115 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.