Tucson Sweet Tomatoes will award 20 free meals to best salad

Sweet Tomatoes restaurants in Tucson are asking guests to customize and create their salad and enter the Sweet Tomatoes Sweetest Salad Contest for a chance to win 20 free meals. Sweet Tomatoes in Tucson offers an all-you-care to eat dining experience starting with a 55-foot-salad bars stocked full of the freshest tossed salads, freshly-cut produce and crispy and crunchy toppings to make a winning salad.

Sweet Tomatoes recently added a line of Premium Salad Toppers to the salad bars in Tucson which includes grilled and marinated chicken breast, sweet mandarin oranges, protein-packed tofu and edamame, sliced almonds and artichoke hearts. Premium Salad Toppers will be rotational with plans to offer seasonal vegetables, gourmet cheeses, meats and more.

The rules are simple. Sweet Tomatoes guests are asked to create a salad recipe purely from Sweet Tomatoes items. Guests are asked to submit recipes and photos on facebook, the Sweet Tomatoes website or by email. Guests are asked to submit the Sweetest Salad entry between April 1 and April 30, 2012. Guests can enter by:

Winners will be judged by a point system with a possible score of 100. Points are based on taste (40 points), appearance (30 points), creativity (20 points) and complexity (10 points). One winner will be announced Friday, May 4 and will receive 20 complimentary meal passes and will be featured on Sweet Tomatoes table cards with a recipe and photo of their wining salad.

“Sweet Tomatoes gives our guests the freedom to create their own unique meal, choosing from an abundance of signature salads, fresh produce, made-from-scratch soups, pizza focaccia breads & just baked muffins.” said Joan Scharff, VP of brand and menu strategy.  “We’re excited to see how folks create & customize their salads incorporating our new Toppers. We have had such terrific feedback on the addition of these specialty items as guests take their salad imaginations and taste buds, over the top!”

For more information on Sweet Tomatoes ‘Sweetest Salad’ contest please visit  Guests can also become a fan of Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes at and follow Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes on Twitter at

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About Sweet Tomatoes:

Celebrating over 30 years, Sweet Tomatoes was founded in 1978 in San Diego and currently operates 123 salad buffet-style restaurants across the western, southern and eastern portions of the United States. Sweet Tomatoes creates an exceptional, all-you-care-to-eat dining experience with a daily selection of made-from-scratch soups and salads and hand-crafted muffins, focaccia, breads and tasty desserts. By combining high-quality, farm-fresh and scratch-made foods for a fixed price, the restaurants provide guests with the freedom to create their own wholesome meals. The restaurant concept is built around fresh prepared, great-tasting recipes with a salad bar full of seasonal vegetables and tossed salads prepared exhibition-style every 20 minutes. Sweet Tomatoes restaurants are open daily for lunch and dinner and also for a special Sunday Breakfast that features a variety of delicious morning favorites in addition to regular selections. For more information, visit


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