9/16/11

Good News for Sweet Tomatoes

Press Release:
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 14, 2011) – Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company to Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, announced today its sustainability initiatives and Green Restaurant Association certification. Garden Fresh is the largest restaurant chain in the nation to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association, an industry standard in restaurant sustainability.

Garden Fresh has been working toward certification for the past two years and has now completed the process. As part of the sustainability measures taken, Garden Fresh has upgraded to high-efficiency spray valves, energy-efficient lighting, Green Seal-certified cleaning products and recyclable glass, paper, aluminum, and cardboard packaging. Every year, Garden Fresh estimates it will save 2.1 million pounds of waste paper, 7.5 million gallons of water, 4.4 million kilowatts of energy and 3,194 cubic yards of landfill space because of these current changes.

3 comments:

  1. Too cool!
    Thanks for sharing :) Sweet Tomatoes is a favorite of my sister's! I've never made it there yet.

    Happy Friday, lisa!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

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  2. Yay! I love hearing how companies are making the big change!

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  3. I haven't been to Sweet Tomatoes in a long time, but I used to love their chili. I'm glad to see they've not only survived (my area sees a lot of turn-over in the restaurant biz) but have the resources to embark on green projects too.

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