Garden Fresh Restaurants Names Industry Veteran John W. Haywood CEO

Haywood charged with leading Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes growth San Diego, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  One of southern California’s most beloved homegrown brands has tapped longtime restaurant industry leader John W. Haywood to lead the next phase of its growth. Haywood is a San…
Garden Fresh Reaches Agreement With Lenders To Restructure Debt

Receives Commitments for Financing Post-Petition Operating Expenses Company Takes Action to Begin Business Transformation Agreement Anticipates Sale of Business to Second Lien Lenders, Subject to Higher and Better Bids Transformation Plan Expects Closing of between 20-30 Underperforming Restaurants Company Expects…
Restaurant Chain Growth Report 10/15/13

Growing Concepts Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Monrovia, CA-based ORIGINAL TOMMY’S HAMBURGERS (founded 1946) has increased by 1 unit, from 33 to 34 (3% growth).  This quick serve burger concept is open…

Growing Concepts Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Alexandria, VA-based BREAD & CHOCOLATE (founded 1981) has increased by 1 unit, from 3 to 4 (33% growth) and entered into MD.  These quick serve…

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, the restaurant leaders in all-you-care-to-eat, made-from-scratch foods, are helping customers nationwide entertain holiday guests more easily than ever this season. Starting this month, Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants will release 15 holiday take-home items – the…

KFC is promoting their 100% breast meat Popcorn Chicken with a new deal. For a limited time, customers can pick up a large order of popcorn chicken morsels for just $2.99. A coupon will also be offered that adds a…

McDonald’s Canada intends to spend up to $1 billion to renovate all of its stores in the country. The chain has been in Canada for about 44 years, and this will be the biggest renovation of restaurants since they were…

Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes restaurants nationwide are making healthy eating even more fun at their restaurants this month. Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., the parent company of 119 Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes restaurants, recognizes that healthy eating habits start at a young age and parents…

Souplantation, a San Diego-based restaurant specializing in made-from-scratch soups, salads and bakery goods, is expanding catering options in select areas. Souplantation’s catering service provides complete menus of entrée-size salads, savory, freshly made soups, hot pasta dishes, and hand-crafted muffins and…

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation, parent company of Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes, today opened its newest locations in Encinitas, California, and Naples, Florida. As the first new restaurants in the company’s 2010 growth strategy, each will offer guests the Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes…

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes restaurants today announced the newest members of its Kitchen Cabinet™, an advisory panel comprised of influential guests selected to offer insight on menu items, food trends and marketing initiatives. The Kitchen Cabinet, first established in 2007,…