Souper Salad, Inc. Hosts Fundraiser For Employee Who Died Tragically

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Albuquerque, NM Employee Remembered With Joey Herrera Memorial Fund

Souper Salad, Inc., parent company of Souper Salad and Grandy's restaurants, is hosting a fundraiser for the family of an Albuquerque employee who was killed in Juarez, Mexico on June 25. On Thursday, July 15, three Albuquerque Souper Salad locations will donate 10 percent of all sales to the Joey Herrera Memorial Fund.

"Joey was a valued member of the Souper Salad family," said Ward Olgreen, President and CEO of Souper Salad, Inc.

"He was a team player, who was well‐respected and liked by fellow employees. We hope that our efforts can in some way help Joey's family during this difficult time. He will be missed." Joey was just 23‐years‐old when he was killed. Joey had been employed at Souper Salad, Inc. since April, 2009.

Below are the addresses of the three Souper Salad, Inc. locations participating in the fundraiser: 1606 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 2225 Wyoming NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 4411 San Mateo Blvd. Suite H, Albuquerque, NM 87109 Joey was employed at the Central Avenue location.

The corporate office of Souper Salad, Inc. will also collect donations for the fund. Dallas‐based Souper Salad, Inc. is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners.

About Souper Salad, Inc.

Founded in 1978, Souper Salad, Inc. operates two successful restaurant concepts under the Souper Salad and Grandy's brands. The company currently operates 147 locations in 17 states, including 77 company‐owned stores and 70 franchise‐owned and ‐operated stores under its Souper Brands system. Over the past 32 years, Souper Salad has established a reputation across the Southwest for fresh salads, handcrafted soups, a variety of bakery items, and hot entrée options. Grandy's has served up fresh, home‐style meals in a quick‐service restaurant environment for the past 38 years. For more information, visit www.soupersalad.com or www.grandys.com.

About Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market‐leading companies that can benefit from its in‐house operating professionals and experience. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in and managed more than 190 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $35.0 billion since Sun Capital's inception in 1995. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as affiliates with offices in London, Tokyo, and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit www.SunCapPart.com.

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