GARDEN FRESH RESTAURANT CORP.
CEO: John W. Haywood
Owners: Perpetual Capital Partners, CR3 Capital
Revenue: Approximately $272 million in 2016
Headquarters: San Diego (Rancho Bernardo)
Employees: 4,000 (500 local)
Company description: Operator of 97 buffet-style restaurants in nine states, under the names Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes.
San Diego Announcing the arrival of the company’s newest CEO — the fourth to hold the post since 2011 — the current private-equity owners of Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp...