I received an email today at 3:08 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020. This was the moment I had been dreading for several weeks.
The subject: We will miss you.
The email reads as follows:
To Our Valued Guests,
As you may have heard, we are unable to re-open our 97 Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The outpouring of love on social media has been overwhelming and we are so grateful to all the sweet memories you have shared with us. We would like to thank you 4,400 team members for their dedication and love they have shown to our local communities. We will miss you tremendously and wish you all the best.
For gift card inquiries, refund options are limited at this time. You may be able to dispute the purchase with your bank or credit card company. Otherwise, there may be an alternative option available through the court in the future.
This is truly a sad day. You will be missed Sweet Tomatoes 🙁