David Goronkin

David Goronkin to head Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.

The former Real Mex CEO replaces company founder Michael Mack

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. has named David Goronkin chief executive officer, replacing company founder Michael Mack.

The San Diego-based operator or franchisor of 126 restaurants in 15 states is the parent company to the Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes salad-buffet restaurant brands and is one of several restaurant properties in the portfolio of private-equity firm Sun Capital Partners.

Goronkin most recently was chief executive officer of Real Mex Restaurants.

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