Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes are the names given to two United States chains of similar buffet style restaurants. The first Souplantation opened in San Diego, California in 1978 and the company is still headquartered there. The company was incorporated as Garden Fresh Corp. in 1983. The company went public in 1995 but was taken private in 2004. Original Souplantation locations were mostly in Southern California; the company then expanded to Florida and other areas under the name Sweet Tomatoes. The company is owned by Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation. The restaurants include an extensive salad bar, several soups, pastas, breads, pizza and muffins. There are also various fountain drinks, a fruit and dessert counter and ice cream machine. All restaurants operate on an all-you-can-eat basis.
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