Kendall B’s Chunky But Funky – Farewell, Sweet Tomatoes

This just hurts my heart.

All 97 Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants across the country will be closing for good because of coronavirus.

CEO John Haywood told People  the chain’s buffet style set-up won’t work because of the pandemic.

He said, “The FDA had previously put out recommendations that included discontinuing self-serve stations, like self-serve beverages in fast food, but they specifically talked about salad bars and buffets. The regulations are understandable, but unfortunately, it makes it very difficult to reopen. And I’m not sure the health departments are ever going to allow it.”

Sweet Tomatoes had locations in Aurora, Littleton, Lone Tree and Westminster.

It will be interesting to see how other places like this and restaurants with salad bars will change.