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Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

Food

Menu innovation accelerates

Renewed R&D is powering menus forward after the pandemic slowed things down.

Financing

The owner of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Garden Fresh Restaurants opts for liquidation rather than reopening its buffet-centric restaurants due to coronavirus restrictions.

The owner of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes was investing in units and planning an expansion. And then the coronavirus hit, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Garden Fresh Restaurants has hired bankruptcy counsel and says it sees “no way to operate” given FDA recommendations that buffets not open.

As restaurants reopen, many regulations explicitly forbid buffets and self-service. That could require massive changes at buffet concepts, or their end altogether, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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Restaurants aim to feed consumers’ often conflicting desires as 2019 begins.

The former Cheddar's CFO joins the owner of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes.

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