Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant Chain Shutting Down

The coronavirus caused the death of a popular buffet restaurant chain Friday.  Sweet Tomatoes announced it would close down all 97 locations, citing the ongoing pandemic.  Five of the company's restaurants are located in Southern Nevada.

Gardens Fresh Restaurants, based in San Diego, tried to keep Sweet Tomatoes and family-brand Souplantation afloat since the coronavirus closed the dining rooms.   About 4400 people will lose their jobs as a result of the closures.