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Kids Get Presidential Treatment at Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation, With Free Meals, and Favorites of the Founding Fathers

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Kids Eat Free On Presidents' Day and Tuesday With Purchase of Adult Meal

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What was George Washington's favorite snack? What was Honest Abe's go-to side dish? Kids can test their historical knowledge and design their own Presidential Plate to celebrate Presidents' Day at Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation restaurants. From Monday February 17 through Tuesday February 18, kids eat free at Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes with the purchase of a full priced adult meal. Spotlighting the wholesome, fresh ingredients Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation are known for, kids can assemble their own Presidential Plate, choosing from foods that historians identify as presidential favorites.

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Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation's Presidential Food Quiz will put kids' historical knowledge to the test, as well as provide an educational and interactive element to the restaurant experience. Just match the former presidents below to their favorite foods, all of which are available at Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation.

George Washington



Olives

John Adams



Nuts   

Thomas Jefferson



Corn Bread

Abe Lincoln



Apple Cider (Juice)

"At Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation we offer our guests all the fresh, healthful ingredients they need to "Design Their Own Delicious" meal, wherever their own creativity and tastes take them. In honor of Presidents' Day, we thought it was the perfect time to put a historical twist on things, and let kids explore some of the favorite foods of our nation's greatest leaders – it's not just a meal, it's a tiny history lesson," says Tammy Bailey, Chief Marketing Officer of Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation parent Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. 

Historical Citations

[George Washington] ate heartily, but was not particular in his diet ... a special passion of the President's was nuts."
- The Presidents' Cookbook, Poppy Cannon and Patricia Brooks

President Adams drank a large tankard of cider every morning as soon as he got out of bed (p. 55)
- The Presidents' Cookbook, Poppy Cannon and Patricia Brooks

A gourmet, Jefferson ate lightly ... he preferred vegetables to meats and was particularly fond of olives, figs, pineapple, and light wines.
- The Presidents' Cookbook, Poppy Cannon and Patricia Brooks

Abe grew up on the frontier, where he ate very plain food, partly for economic reasons, partly because of the frontier tradition. Corn dodgers, cakes made of coarse cornmeal, were a staple.
- The Presidents' Cookbook, Poppy Cannon and Patricia Brooks

About Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. operates 128 restaurants in 15 states under two brand names:  Souplantation (only in Southern CA) and Sweet Tomatoes. The restaurants provide a one-of-a-kind dining experience where guests have the freedom to create their own fresh and wholesome meal from an abundant salad bar paired with a selection of eight craveable soups, hot pastas, fresh from the oven baked goods and delectable desserts. Passionately serving families, friends and their communities for more than 35 years, the restaurants are known for their farm-fresh seasonal ingredients, made-from-scratch recipes and hospitable service, all at an everyday value.  For more information: http://www.souplantation.com or www.sweettomatoes.com.

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