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Spring into great food, drinks & even a BBQ, at work!

Who cares what the groundhog saw, today is the first day of spring! As we look forward to warmer days, blossoming trees and more sunshine, it’s a good time to renew our thinking about food and beverage choices at work. Give your employees what they want—quality snack, meal and drink options without having to leave the premises!  

The Cuyahoga Group delivers the best in food & drink options 

Refreshing sparkling water. Pure, unsweetened iced tea. Nutrient-rich protein packs. Organic granola bars. Seasonal produce. Greek yogurt. Natural cheese wedges. Homemade wraps, sandwiches and soups: The Cuyahoga Group has the brand name and homemade choices your team needs to refuel throughout the workday.  

We provide healthier choices in all of our Markets and Vending.  And don’t worry, we still have you covered on candy, potato chips and pastries.  

 Plan a summer BBQ at your Workplace! 

Grilling out isn’t just for the backyard anymore. The Cuyahoga Group’s Catering Experience team raises the meter on great taste and employee morale by bringing the party to your parking lot!  

Whether your staff wants savory brisket, seared veggies, baby back ribs, grilled chicken, or good old-fashioned hot dogs, brats and hamburgers, our Catering team does it all!  We do all the set-up, grilling, serving and clean-up, and all you need to do is…make sure your employees show up!   

For more information on bringing a BBQ to your workplace, please contact Andy Yanak, Head Chef with The Cuyahoga Group Catering Division: AYanak@CuyGroup.com.  

For the best in Vending & Markets, spring into action: Call us today!  
 
For 31 years, The Cuyahoga Group has delivered the best in VendingMicro-MarketsMobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering services.  We provide meal, snack, coffee and beverage choices that your employees need to reenergize throughout the workday, without the hassle or expense of leaving the premises. To contact us, click here or call us at 800-901-8363.   

Luck & Market Madness = a chance to Win an Apple Watch!

If you’re feeling lucky from St. Patrick’s Day  then be sure to check out  The Cuyahoga Group’s Market Madness  for a chance to win an Apple Watch! It’s easy—all you have to do is Just take a stroll to your Cuyahoga Group Market and… 

  • Use your Market Card to buy a Deja Blue water or bag ‘o Ballreich Hot & Sassy Chips and you’re automatically entered to win an Apple Watch!  
     
  • Our Market promo runs from March 18 – March 22!  
     
  • Winners will be chosen at random and notified by a representative from your company by the end of March.  Good luck to all! 

Make Your Team feel LUCKY with a Market at Your Workplace! 

Cuyahoga Group Markets are custom-built to suit the culinary needs of your employees. We provide the best in brand name snacks, homemade meals, sandwiches, and healthier options like protein packs, homemade soups and fresh salads, premium beverages and coffee. Make your team feel lucky to have the food & drinks they want, right down hall!  
Contact us today!   

Potato Chips, We Love You

Most would agree that potato chips are simply awesome.  Salty, scrumptious and sublime, potato chips have been around since the mid-1800’s, and with $15 billion in worldwide annual sales, they aren’t going anywhere! So grab a bag and help us celebrate National Potato Chip Day! 

Whether spicy or plain, flavored or not, baked or deep fried, dipped or straight up—there’s no denying their awesomeness, and The Cuyahoga Group delivers all the favorite brands you love! Happy crisping and crunching! 

Contact The Cuyahoga Group for all your snacking needs—because great snacks keep us going strong throughout the workday! 

The Cuyahoga Group celebrates National Vending Day

NAMA (National Automatic Merchandising Association) has designated March 7 as National Vending Day.

Vending and Markets keep growing! Why? 

Two words: Convenience and quality. Providing your team with access to a variety of quality, brand name snacks, beverages, and fresh food without leaving the workplace, including all shifts, 24/7—helps to keep them nourished and energized throughout their workday. 

The Cuyahoga Group has 32 years of expertise in vending to make that happen! We understand that food nourishment not only lifts our spirits and fuels our bodies, it also helps to spark our cognitive capacity which keeps us sharp, creative and focused all day long.  

Vending—we’ve come a long way from mints and gum 
We offer Healthy, Organic and Traditional Options!

The Cuyahoga Group offers the latest premier brands, 
healthier options, along with the old school traditional snack and beverage favorites that your employees know and love.  

From M&Ms® to Monster® drinks, Cliff Bars® to Lays® potato chips, fresh salads, homemade subs, fresh bean-to-cup coffee, breakfast fare and homemade dinners, and hundreds of options in between—we have it all!  

And, we can customize our offerings to suit the culinary needs of your team. Organic? We’ve got it. Gluten free or sugar free? Wellness programs? Our culinary offerings can be individualized to support your workplace wellness and health initiatives.  

 
                     Our handshake is our promise—no contract needed!

Jim Variglotti, U.S. Vietnam War veteran and founder and CEO of The Cuyahoga Group, started the company nearly 32 years ago with one vending machine, on a handshake and a cup of coffee. Since then, The Cuyahoga Group’s core values haven’t changed—our handshake is our promise, and customer service is the foundation of our company. 

The process is easy! The Cuyahoga Group delivers the vending machines to your workplace. Our delivery drivers stock the machines on a regular basis, with the vending items of your team’s choice. The rest is breaktime history. 

Nourished Employees are Productive Employees! Call us today! 

Spring is right around the corner, a good time to bring a new energy into your workplace!  The Cuyahoga Group is here to provide you and your team the very best in VendingMicro-MarketsMobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering Services.  

We deliver the homemade meal, snack and beverage choices that your employees need for complete refueling throughout the workday, without the hassle or expense of leaving the premises.  
 

To contact us, click here or call us at 800-901-8363.  Your employees will be glad you did! 

Jazz up your workday with the spiciest snacks around!

March is cold and dreary—but don’t despair! Spring is just around the corner and Mardi Gras is today! Whether you work along Cleveland’s north coast or the bayous of Louisiana, a great way to infuse the spirit of Mardi Gras is to bring fiery crackles of great taste into your workday. Crunchy, tasty, spicy, zesty, and hotter that red hot!!  

The Cuyahoga Group delivers the best snacks to you, and we understand the need for the perfect snack to heat up your workday! All you have to do is walk to your breakroom and grab a bag of Flamin’ Hot MunchiesFlamin’ Hot CheetosBallreich Hot Pepper chips, or the straight-from-Louisiana, hottest of them all, Zapp’s Voodoo Chips, and let the fiery flavor begin! We can almost guarantee your day with light up with the flaming hot snacks you crave.  

Turn up the HEAT with The Cuyahoga Group! 
 

During Mardi Gras, and any time you need an extra hot zip to keep you glowing through your workday, The Cuyahoga Group provides the very best in VendingMarketsMobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering Services.  

We deliver the homemade meal, snack and beverage choices that your employees need for complete refueling throughout the workday, without the hassle or expense of leaving the premises.  
 

To contact us, click here or call us at 800-901-8363.  Your employees will be glad you did! 

We celebrate National Nutrition Month all year!

The month of March is designated as National Nutrition MonthAt The Cuyahoga Group, we understand the importance of having meal, beverage and snack choices at work that provide employees  with nutritious and delicious options that help keep us energized, alert and happy while at work!  

Cuyahoga Group delivers healthier Vending & Market Options to YOU!  

Supporting wellness initiatives in the workplace is important to us, and that’s why over the past decade, we’ve introduced premier brands of healthy snacks, beverages and meal options across our Vending and  Market lines, without sacrificing taste!   

We provide the quality and convenience, and all your employees have to do is take a few steps down the hall and choose!  

Check out some of these nutritious snack, beverage and meal options:

  • Cliff® bars 
  • Nature Valley® granola bars 
  • Planters® Fruit and Nut options 
  • Fresh-brewed, premium coffee  
  • Greek yogurt 
  • Protein Packs 
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables 
  • Lean Cuisine® selections 
  • Natural Cheese selections 
  • Gluten-free, low sodium & organic selections 
  • Life Water®, Pure Leaf®, Gold Peak® and other healthy beverage options 
  • Low-carb, high-taste Sandwich Wraps 
  • Natural hummus selections 
  • Fresh, vibrant salads  
  • Delicious, homemade soups 

 

While we’re all making healthier choices, don’t forget to MOVE.  Take a quick walk, or better yet, dance for a few minutes, decreases stress, generates energy, and sparks creativity.

Try this at work: Every two hours, play one of the two songs (links below), stop what you’re doing and just dance. Human Resources, why not give it a whirl? You may discover higher morale, and happier, healthier employees who are more productive.  Try this song or this one: You won’t regret it. You’re welcome.  

Nutritious and Delicious, without leaving work: 
It’s what we do! 

The Cuyahoga Group provides the very best in VendingMarketsMobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering Services. We deliver quality snack, meal, beverage and coffee options that your employees need to keep them healthier and happier at work without the hassle or cost of leaving the premises—during the month of March and all year long!  

To contact us, click here or call us at 800-901-8363. 

Fresh-Brewed Coffee at Work? That’s Amore!

When you need a work lift, coffee helps the clock tick
That’s amore
When it’s easy to get at your workplace MarketThat’s amore
When our Market displays coffee choices you crave,
That’s amore
Your day will ring, ring -a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
You’ll sharpen your thinking with the coffee you’re drinking—That’s Amore!

Our take on the classic song, “That’s Amore!” written by Harry Warren & Jack Brooks

Celebrating National Love Your Pet Day with an update from Marty V!

Wednesday, February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day.  The Cuyahoga Group cherishes our pets, and we know you do too! National Love Your Pet Day is a good reminder of the positive impact that our pets have on our lives, and it’s also a reminder to spend more time with them, walk them more often, and love them every day! 

Whether furry, scaly, feathery or shelled, nearly all households in the U.S. has at least one pet!  We wish all pets had a caring home, yet so many animals, especially dogs and cats, are waiting in shelters for a forever home—so this is also a great day to think about adopting a pet.   

Marty V, one of our favorite furry family members, took a moment to talk to us today. Marty has been on the move since the new year started, yet he took the time to sit and chat with us for a few moments. 

Cuyahoga Group: Today is National Love Your Pet Day, so are you doing anything special to celebrate? 

Marty V: I will admit, I’m a lucky dog. Love Your Pet Day is every day at my house, in fact, and forgive me if I mentioned this before, sometimes the hundreds of daily hugs are just too much.  There are times when a canine just likes kicking back and having his own space, but my parents don’t quite seem to comprehend.  Other than that, they are the best.  And yes, we are celebrating tonight. My mom is preparing quite a feast for me, I’m hoping that potato chipsfresh-brewed coffee, hot dogs and donuts are involved. 

Cuyahoga Group: That sounds wonderful.  What have you been up to in the past couple of months? 

Marty V: Well, I’m glad the holiday fanfare is over, and it’s back to business. After working all day at the office, I usually take my regular walks, but I’ve missed a lot because I won’t walk when temps fall below 30 degrees—um, no thank you. Not. Gonna. Happen. I’ve caught up on a lot of reading this winter.  Trips to the library are always fun, especially when that one librarian with the disapproving stare isn’t around.  I even picked up a book for my parents to read (hint, hint). The title is “What Your Dog Really Wants,” by Skip E. Barker.  Other than that, I’m just counting down the days until spring arrives. I heard the official groundhog saw his shadow, which means a late spring.  Maybe they should use a dog instead, we’re not afraid of our own shadow. Geez. 

Cuyahoga Group: Interesting idea. Thanks for letting us catch up with you, Marty! 

Marty V:  Anytime, really. By the way, I’m almost starting to enjoy our little talks.   

The Cuyahoga Group wishes Marty V and all our wonderful pets a very happy National Love Your Pet Day! 

Be Your Own Valentine: Eat More Chocolate — That’s Amore!

When love songs and chocolate begin swirling at work
That’s amore
When our Market is near you will find chocolate here
That’s amore
When it’s the break that you need, smooth and simply dreamy
That’s amore
Love will begin, ring -a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
The stars will align with the chocolate you’ve mined—That’s Amore!

Our take on the classic song, “That’s Amore!” written by Harry Warren & Jack Brooks

February Cuyahoga Group Employee Spotlight: Aaron Kozdron and Tanya Clark

Since February is the month of valentines, love and celebrating that special someone, we decided to Spotlight Cuyahoga Group couple Aaron Kozdron and Tanya Clark. Aaron has worked for The Cuyahoga Group for nearly fifteen years, while Tanya came onboard three years ago. Both Aaron and Tanya bring a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal and customer communication skills to their roles. When away from work, their focus and commitment is to their five children. And they even manage to find time to volunteer in the community.  In their work life and personal life, Aaron and Tanya make a great team. Let’s get to know Aaron and Tanya a little better:  

What are your roles with The Cuyahoga Group? 

Aaron: I work out of the North Ridgeville branch as a route driver. I’ve also held the position of a route jumper. 

Tanya: I work at the North Ridgeville branch, in the money room. Prior to that, I worked in the Market Division for two years.   

How long have you both worked for the company?  

Aaron: I started in 2005, so fourteen years.  

Tanya:  I started in 2016 when I decided to go back to work full-time.  

What do you like most about your job, and why? 

Aaron: I enjoy not being confined to one area and being able to meet different people every day. 
 
Tanya: When I worked for Markets, I enjoyed working with different people at the Market accounts we have. Although now I stay inside at the branch office, I’m grateful to be staying warm indoors, especially considering the weather we’ve had this winter. It’s also nice to work with and get to know the drivers and supervisors.  

Tell us a fun fact, or facts, about yourself

Aaron and Tanya: We’ve been together for 13 years and have five children: Cheyeanne, Shelby, Robbie, Khloe and Abby. It’s crazy, hectic and so much fun.  
 
Tanya: Even though we both work full-time, the kids are our priority, and it keeps us super-busy. I volunteer with Girl Scouts for Abby and Khloe, we both help with Boy Scouts and Band for Robbie, and Choir and Color Guard for Shelby.  

Aaron: We also volunteer our time in the community whenever possible. I run a men’s basketball league at the Church of The Open Door, and Tanya is the President of the Band Boosters organization, and she’s also a Girl Scout troop leader.  In our spare time, we love concerts, and we’re big Cavs fans.  We’re season ticket holders, so between Cavs games and concerts, we spend a lot of time at the Q.  

What is your favorite food/favorite meal?  

Aaron: My favorite food is pizza. My favorite meal is steak with mushrooms and onions and potatoes.  
 
Tanya: My favorite food is chocolate ice cream with all the toppings. I’d say a perch dinner would be my favorite meal.  
 

What is your favorite band, singer or type of music?  

Aaron: My favorite music is country. 

Tanya: My favorite music is a little of everything.  Aaron and I enjoy going to concerts, everything from Kid Rock and Brad Paisley, to Tim McGraw. 
 

Please share with us a goal or goals that you’d like to accomplish someday

Aaron: My main goal is for my whole family to stay healthy and, to pay off the mortgage on our house 

Tanya: To return to college and finish my degree.  
 
Aaron and Tanya: As a couple, our goal is to raise our children to be strong, kind leaders and to never give up.