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Old 01-07-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Chamblee
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I still enjoy the Briarcliff Rd. location. Not the selection of Sweet Tomatoes, but a lot less harried and noisey. Some of the best homemade chili for years.

I actually knew the girl who started the chain. She was a Ga. State student. All the soup and muffins were made from scratch. A few years in, she was approached by investors, and bought her out.

I'm trying to recall all the locations. So far I recall:

Briarcliff Rd. (Now the only left & run by an asian family)

Hammond Dr. Sandy Springs (Was near the old Kmart)

Piedmont Rd Downtown (In the now gone Rio shopping mall)

Some research shows one on Windward Parkway, that closed in 2007
I find that strange... It would have had to be built ages ago, when Windward was NOT the mega-road it is today. Never knew it there!

Also, apparently there was one on Ponce that was located inside a Chinese restaurant!

If anyone can think of others, please chime in. I don't think the chain expanded like the investors had envisioned.

If you ever enjoyed any of the locations, and can recall maybe opening & closing dates, it would be of interest. Thanks!
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I still enjoy the Briarcliff Rd. location. Not the selection of Sweet Tomatoes, but a lot less harried and noisey. Some of the best homemade chili for years.

I actually knew the girl who started the chain. She was a Ga. State student. All the soup and muffins were made from scratch. A few years in, she was approached by investors, and bought her out.

I'm trying to recall all the locations. So far I recall:

Briarcliff Rd. (Now the only left & run by an asian family)

Hammond Dr. Sandy Springs (Was near the old Kmart)

Piedmont Rd Downtown (In the now gone Rio shopping mall)

Some research shows one on Windward Parkway, that closed in 2007
I find that strange... It would have had to be built ages ago, when Windward was NOT the mega-road it is today. Never knew it there!

Also, apparently there was one on Ponce that was located inside a Chinese restaurant!

If anyone can think of others, please chime in. I don't think the chain expanded like the investors had envisioned.

If you ever enjoyed any of the locations, and can recall maybe opening & closing dates, it would be of interest. Thanks!
I think there was one on Pharr Road in Buckhead, next to the Fish Market.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Chamblee
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I think there was one on Pharr Road in Buckhead, next to the Fish Market.
Don't recall that one, but could very well have been.

Maybe around the time Oxford Books superstore was still open>?
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Don't recall that one, but could very well have been.

Maybe around the time Oxford Books superstore was still open>?
Exactly.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Roswell, GA
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I think the Windward location is still there, despite the review on Yelp that says it's closed -- we drove by there last weekend and my wife noticed the sign for the first time, and there's a review on Google Maps that's only about six weeks old.
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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There was one next to Gwinnett Place Mall
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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There was one next to Gwinnett Place Mall
There is a Sweet Tomatoes right next to the mall now. However, I have no idea if there was a 'Lettuce Souprise You' before. I've never even heard of it, haha.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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I loved Lettuce Surprise You...there were several locations around Metro Atlanta and also a handful in Houston. It was the first really good salad/soup/muffin place that I can remember...

I knew one of the new investors from Richmond...it sounded like he had some good ideas for the place, but the changes really put the nail in the coffin. Everything after the new owners came in was cheaper and tasted cheaper.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I used to eat at the Briarcliff location years ago when I lived intown and it was a new place. Really liked it. The closest thing I have to that now is the Sweet Tomatoes in Kennesaw, and it's not the same at all - decent food I guess, but the atmosphere is definitely "suburban 3.5 kids stuffy" compared to the mix at Lettuce Souprise You.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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I use to love, LOVE, Lettuce Souprise You. I frequented the one at Rio Mall before it was torn down. I agree Sweet Tomatoes is not as good as Lettuce Souprise You back in the day. However, now I've grown to like the Sweet Tomatoes in Gwinnett. Their ingredients are fresh and their soups are delicious! They always have something new on the bar and they ask for feedback to improve.
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