GARDEN FRESH RESTAURANT CORP.
CEO: David Goronkin.
Revenue: $305.1 million in 2011; $293.2 million in 2010.
No. of local employees: 648.
Primary investor: Sun Capital Partners Inc.
Headquarters: San Diego (Rancho Bernardo).
Year founded: 1978.
Company description: Operates 126 restaurants in 15 states, under the names Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes.
The field of healthy-dining chain restaurants was relatively sparse when Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp...