Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes are two names for the same restaurants which are in business under the corporate name of Garden Fresh restaurants. The first Souplantation location opened in San Diego in 1978; in 1986, the chain expanded outside of the San Diego area. Currently there are 115 Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants located in fifteen different states; corporate headquarters are still located in San Diego.
The Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants were some of the original salad-and-soup bar restaurant concepts; the formula has proved very popular with several different restaurant segments. Patrons interested in healthy food are attracted to Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, since the locations offer a wide variety of choices in fresh foods made with vegetables and fruits. Groups of people who have disparate tastes in food enjoy Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes because of the wide variety of types of foods offered; in addition to many salad items and several soup choices, the restaurants offer at least three kinds of pasta, baked potatoes, breads and muffins, fresh fruit, and soft-serve frozen desserts.
In recent years, many locations of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes have opened for Sunday brunch; the menu includes scrambled eggs, breakfast burritos, waffles, potatoes, and biscuits, all in addition to the restaurants’ regular soup and salad offerings.
Most Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes locations feature menu themes that change once or twice each month. Some special menu themes focus on a certain seasonal food; for instance, during a strawberry-centered theme period, the restaurant might offer several strawberry items in addition to its regular menu offerings. Other menu themes focus on a country or a type of cuisine; for example, the Italian theme period brings with it several Italian recipes.
One of the best ways to receive Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes coupons is to sign up as a member of their “Club Veg” on their website or through membership forms available at each restaurant. As a member of the free Club Veg, you will receive periodic emails with special discount coupons, including “two-for-one” coupons that allow you to receive one free adult meal with each paid adult meal and two paid beverages. Over the course of a year, the coupons emailed to Club Veg members amount to over $75 in savings each year. Club Veg emails also include news items and announcements of special themed menus.
Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes offer gift cards for sale; in December, a special gift card promotion is available for the holiday season, but anyone can purchase the gift cards and use them for themselves if they would like. The special promotion features a free meal pass for every $100 in purchased gift cards; this special bonus offer is only available through December 31.