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...

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