Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.

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Tastes of the World

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes hosted a Taste the World contest during the two-month menu promotion in 2013.

During August 1 – 14 Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes offered menu recipes inspired from Italy, the menu options were:

  • Bruschetta Focaccia
  • Classic Antipasto Salad with salami 
  • Tuscan Tossed Salad
  • Three Cheese Tortillini Soup
  • Spicy Sausage and Pasta Soup
  • Classic Minestrone Soup
  • Italian Orzo Deli Salad
  • Tortellini Deli Salad
  • Penne Arrabbiatta Hot Pasta


During August 16-29 Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes featured menu recipes inspired from Asia, the menu options were

  • Thai Focaccia
  • Asian Ginger Broth
  • Thai Shrimp and Noodle Soup
  • Mandarin Spinach Salad
  • Thai Peanut and Red Pepper Tossed Salad
  • Mandarin Shell Pasta Salad
  • Herb Thai Slaw
  • Oriental Noodles with Green Beans Hot Pasta


During September 1 – 14, Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes offered menu recipes inspired from Greece, menu options were:

  • Greek Focaccia
  • Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
  • Classic Greek Tossed Salad 
  • Greek Couscous 
  • Mediterranean Orecchiette Pasta Salad
  • Lemon Greek Hot Pasta


During September 16-29, Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes will offered menu recipes inspired from Mexico, amenu options were:

  • Southwest Chipotle Focaccia
  •  Albonidagas Locas Soup,
  • Posole with Pork Soup
  • Azteca Turkey Tossed Taco Salad 
  • Chorizo, Potato and Lime Salad
  • Spicy Jalapeno Hot Pasta
There was another regional promotion this year called the American Road Trip and the menu featured:
  • French Quarter Praline Muffins
  • Key Large Key Lime Muffins
  • New Orleans Jambalaya
  • Chesapeake Corn Chowder with Bacon
  • Sonoma Spinach Tossed Salad
  • California Cobb Tossed Salad
  • Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

1 comment:

  1. Would you be willing to share recipes? All the DFW locations have closed and we seemed to visit once a month if not more often. My family really enjoyed the Posole and Albondigas soups and want me to try to make our own, so if you could share a recipe that would be wonderful (liciactx@gmail.com). I will be checking locations when we plan our next family vacation, hope the Houston area locations offer these.

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