Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sweet Tomatoes Big News!

Hey neighbors!

I love this weather!  It is brisk and beautiful outside today!  Perfect weather for yard sales, yard work, or just some family fun outside!

So many choices.
We are visiting in Chicago again for the weekend,  again we were able to go to Sweet Tomatoes.  If you will remember I have worked with them before.  They have the BEST salad bar, along with other really healthy items for you.
Some of the pre-made salad choices.

Salad Dressings.
As a matter of fact Souplantaion/Sweet Tomatoes is now the largest restaurant chain in the nation to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association.  That is good news!  Below are some excerpts from the press release:

This is the soup and chili bar.
During the two-year-certification process, Garden Fresh implemented measures to reduce restaurant waste and disposables, along with energy and water consumption. While doing so, the restaurants have also successfully increased the amount of sustainable and organic food served in the restaurants and are now using more sustainable furnishings and building materials.
With the current changes, the GRA estimates Garden Fresh will save 2.1 million pounds of waste, 7.5 million gallons of water, 4.4 million kilowatts of energy and 3,194 cubic yards of landfill space each year.

“We are pleased to see a restaurant chain of this volume be the pioneer in ‘green’ initiatives and set a standard in the restaurant industry,” said Jennifer Fleck, communications manager at the Green Restaurant Association. “The U.S. throws out 243 million tons of trash every year, 57 percent of which is buried in landfills. Garden Fresh is taking proactive steps to help reduce this number.”

One of their special salads!
Which would you choose?
And if you make it to a Sweet Tomatoes by September 28th, you will have a chance to experience their Taste the World.  For 8 weeks they have showcased flavors from around the world.  For the next few days they are showcasing Mexico.  And right now if you invite a friend to Sweet Tomatoes you and the friend will receive a coupon for 10% off your next meal.

Filling his plate!  Choices, choices!
Here is his full plate!
My husband loved these!

Chilli with crackers.

He posed for this one!

Cheddar Broccoli Soup.

We visited Sweet Tomatoes last night and you would not believe the spread!  You start out at the front of the salad bar where you can fill your plate with pre-made salad creations, and then on to putting together your own salad.  So many greens and vegetables to choose from! They also have  new premium add ons for your salad. for an extra 2.49 you have a choice of some different beans, seasoned chicken and a few other ingredients.  And of course there is a variety of dressings!  At the end of the salad bar you choose your beverage, pay the cashier, and choose a table.  Now, that is not all you can choose from at Sweet Tomatoes.  They have a variety of soups, including chili (one of my husband's favorites).  Also included in your meal price are baked, potatoes, pasta, focaccia, muffins, etc.  And let me tell you the blueberry muffins are the best!  Dinner prices are approx. $10.49 and a drink is $1.99.  The drink of course is re-fillable, and they have great lemonades, and fruit juices!  Be sure to use their store locator to find a Sweet Tomatoes near you.

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive on guest pass for review purposes.  All quotes are taken from the Sweet Tomatoes website.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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