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Naples Sweet Tomatoes to launch March 22 Opening w/ Preview Fundraiser

by admin on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 · 7 comments

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The newest Sweet Tomatoes, located at 10940 Tamiami Trail North in the Granada Shoppes in Naples, is scheduled to open on Monday, March 22. To celebrate the grand opening, Sweet Tomatoes has partnered with the American Red Cross, Collier County Chapter, to host a preview fundraiser event on:

  • Friday, March 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For only $5.00 (five dollars), guests can enjoy Sweet Tomatoes’ 55-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 the American Red Cross, Collier County Chapter, a humanitarian organization that provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Sweet Tomatoes offers 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 55-foot salad bar and prepared exhibition style every 20 minutes.

“We’d like to thank Sweet Tomatoes for stepping up to help the Red Cross, and welcome them to town,” commented Deborah Horvath CEO of Collier County Chapter. “It’s a wonderful Partnership and we thank them for their community involvement.”

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 Naples 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 (239) 597-1112 or visit www.sweetomatoes.com; for more information on the American Red Cross visit http://www.colliercountyredcross.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 112 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 American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.  It does this through services that are consistent with its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

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Dawn Wagner Monday, March 15, 2010 at 9:56 am

Love Sweet Tomatoes and it’s nice to see that it is also involved in the local and global community! Personally, I feel better about a service or retail establishment if I know it’s not just about the money for them.

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Darrah Monday, March 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I love Souplantation and eat there at least once a week. I love the brocolli salad, split pea soup, and the fresh made salad I make with lots of fresh lettuce. (all GREEN!) What is there not to like?

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Julie Miller Monday, March 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I love Sweat Tomato’s its absolutely amazingly good I of course love the salad, split pea soup, and of course my favorite broccoli salad theses are my three green things they serve. Its all absolutely outstanding.

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Susan Fisher Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I usually do not eat salad at all, but when I go to Sweet Tomatoes, it is another story, with the broccoli, lettuce, spinich on the line, I fill my plate.

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A Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Thanks Sweet Tomatoes, it was great. Really well-run and yummy.

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Susan Fisher Friday, March 26, 2010 at 7:13 am

I have enjoyed eating at Sweet Tomatoes for several years now, first dining in the Orlando restaurant on International Drive. What a healthy meal and the dining experience is a delight. These restaurants are well-run.

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D. Smart Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 8:58 pm

I’ve known and enjoyed Souplantation in Southern California (Marina del Rey and Brentwood) for many years. Now that we live in Fort Myers in Southwest Florida, we were delighted to discover Sweet Tomatoes, and my son always requests us to go there whenever he visits us from college.

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