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Partnership promotes benefits of cranberries During
the Month of December

December 3, 2008 (SAN DIEGO) — San
Diego-based Souplantation, voted one of "America's Healthiest
Restaurants" by Health magazine, has formed a partnership with the Cranberry
Marketing Committee (CMC), a committee established by the federal government
that works to promote and inform the public about the benefits of U.S. cranberries.
Souplantation restaurants will also feature several cranberry-filled recipes
on their December menu to celebrate the partnership.

Besides providing a tangy taste, cranberries are packed with powerful anti-oxidants
that have shown promise in scientific studies to prevent heart disease, periodontal
disease, urinary tract infections, and more. To bring awareness of cranberries'
health benefits to restaurant guests, Souplantation is collaborating with the
CMC to provide all 111 Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes restaurants with literature
about cranberries' natural nutrients and health benefits, feature Souplantation/Sweet
Tomatoes cranberry recipes on the CMC Web site and partner in future promotional

"Americans often only eat cranberries on Thanksgiving--where 20 percent of
all cranberries nationwide are consumed in one day--and too often forget that
these berries are beneficial in their everyday diet," said Toby Stapleton,
marketing director of the Cranberry Marketing Committee. "Souplantation is
helping us educate the public that cranberries can be a delicious and healthy
addition to meals throughout the year."

During the month of December, all Souplantation restaurants will roll-out
several cranberry-inspired recipes, including Chipotle Cranberry Orange
Vinaigrette, Sweet Orange and Cranberry Muffins
and Cranberry Apple
. Souplantation will also offer Cranberry Crush Green Tea in
addition to its regular menu items.

"Not only are cranberries naturally low in sodium, cholesterol free, fat free
and a good source of fiber, but they help bring a great holiday flavor to Souplantation's
menu offerings," said Joan Scharff, executive director of brand and menu strategy
for Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. (parent company of Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes).

About Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes

Celebrating 30 years, Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes was founded in 1978 in
San Diego and currently operates 111 salad buffet-style restaurants across
the western, southern and eastern portions of the United States. For more information
on the restaurants, visit www.souplantation.com or www.sweettomatoes.com.  For
information on scientific studies validating health benefits of cranberries,
as well as more cranberry recipes, visit www.uscranberries.com.

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