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Enjoy a Picnic in your Workplace Parking Lot!

Sunny days of picnics and warm weather are finally here, so it should come as no surprise that today is National Picnic Day.  
 
At The Cuyahoga Group, we know that picnics aren’t just for parks anymore. That’s right, the best picnics happen in unlikely places, like your workplace parking lot! 

The Cuyahoga Groups brings Summer Catering to Your Team! 

Catering Experience in northern Ohio and  Franklin Catering Services for mid-Ohio and Columbus—are both divisions of The Cuyahoga Group, and they’re ready to bring the picnic to your parking lot!  


Whether you have 100 employees or 1,000, we have nearly 20 years of experience in boosting employee morale with the best outdoor workplace catering events around.


We do all the set-up, and provide the stations, tents, tables, chairs and linens, and best of all, our chef-led culinary teams rustle up the tastiest outdoor culinary fare this side of the Mississippi.


So, whether you work in Cleveland or Columbus, showing gratitude to your team with the great tastes of summer at your workplace brings not only great food, it’s also a great way to lift morale, strengthen coworker bonds, spark creativity and create shared lasting memories.

We Customize Parking Lot Picnics for Your Team! 

BBQ? Of course! Burgers and dogs? Got it. Taco stations or traditional full menu fare? Absolutely! All the sides and desserts your team loves? Check! The Catering Teams at The Cuyahoga Group have the experience and expertise to create a customized, onsite, outdoor catered event that your employees will remember all year.


Contact us today to host a Picnic in your Parking lot!  Don’t delay, our summer calendar is booking up fast! M

Celebrating Earth Day: We’re in this Together

Today is Earth Day, a reminder that how we live, and the choices we make, has an impact on the health of our families, communities and our planet. We’re also reminded that each and every one of us can work toward sustainability goals  that reduce our individual and collective carbon footprint.   

In the past several years, The Cuyahoga Group has introduced company-wide policies that support earth-friendly and sustainable processes and programs.  

From cardboard recycling, to reducing fresh food waste, to implementing LED lighting in our vending and markets, The Cuyahoga Group continues to make advances on being part of earth-friendly practices and solutions. Some of our most recent advancements in implementing sustainable, green practices include: 

  • Redesign of Driver Delivery Routes: New software programs utilized to increase efficiency and decrease drive time in delivery routes, which decreases gas consumption and further reduces emissions of carbon dioxide.  
  • Reduction of Food Waste: Combined efforts of software implementation and corporate-wide standards for monitoring food waste has provided a nearly 30% reduction of food waste in the past year. 
  • Purchasing: We utilize a program called “Imperfect Produce.”  This includes produce that may have a slight indentation and cannot be sold for retail, thereby reducing waste from local farmers. 
  • Automation-Accountability: Implementing software that reduces waste across each product category by identifying low-selling items; this also helps customize menus and product choices for customers. 
  • Paper Recycle: All paper products from all Cuyahoga Group warehouses, offices and culinary center are outsourced for recycling. 
  • Cardboard Recycle: We purchases a vertical card board compactor which allows for recycling by an outsourced company. 
  • LED Lighting: Our new vending machines and market refrigerators include LED lighting, designed to increase efficiency and conserve energy, which supports lessening our carbon footprint. 
  • Locally-Sourced Produce: Whenever possible, we purchase locally-grown produce from local farmers, which helps support a sustainable, ‘green’ community. 
  • Organic and Fair-Trade Coffee Products: Many of our coffee selections are certified organic and certified Fair-Trade brands, which supports family growers, communities and the environment. 

Whether in our individual lives or our work, all efforts can make a difference in supporting the overall health and wellbeing  of our cities, towns and planet.   

We Bring Fresh, Flavorful Snack, Meal & Drink Choices to your Team!  

For more information on The Cuyahoga Group’s Markets, Vending, Office Coffee and Catering offerings, please call us at 1-800-901-8363, email us at info@cuygroup, or click here.  

Grilled Cheese Sandwich, We Honor You

Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, and we all understand why. The grilled cheese sandwich is purely simple, yet regally classic and magnificently delicious. This humble sandwich has the power to transform; it is the poetry of sandwiches, the queen of comfort foods and the leader of all things that taste really good.   


Cheesiness aside, there is no sandwich more prevalent, beloved, or tasty than a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s been a traditional staple in American households—and restaurants, for decades, and for two reasons: They’re easy to make and they’re insanely delicious!  


The Cuyahoga Group loves a great grilled cheese sandwich as much as you do, and that’s why we make them homemade and fresh in our culinary center, to deliver to your workplace Market, fresh food Vending, Café’s or Mobile Dining Unit. And, our Catering teams offers a great selection of grilled cheese sandwich options for any workplace luncheon or event.  



Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Work = Cheesy Joy 


It’s a very special moment when you have quick, convenient access to a variety of quality meal, snack, beverages and great grilled cheese sandwiches during the workday. Your associates will feel renewed, rejuvenated, and they’ll get the protein they need to stay productive all day long! 


So, for the love of cheese, stop cheddaring around and contact us soon so we can bring homemade grilled cheese sandwiches to your workforce! Your team isn’t screaming for ice cream, they are screaming for grilled cheese, and the meltier, smoother and cheesier the better! That’s a fact, pepper jack! 

Cuyahoga Group Employee Spotlight: Irene Belcher

Irene Belcher, Cuyahoga Group Culinary Associatehas been selected for our April Employee Spotlight. For 16 years, Irene has been a significant part of the North Ridgeville Culinary team. Her unwavering work ethic, positive attitude, ability to forge solid partnerships with colleagues, and her willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty, raises the bar for all employees at The Cuyahoga Group. We are grateful that Irene is part of our team—thank you Irene! 

What is your role with The Cuyahoga Group? 

Irene: I work at a Culinary Center Associate at the North Ridgeville branch.  

How long have you both worked for the company?  

Irene: This is my 16th year at the company.   

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

Irene: I enjoy working everyday with something new, helping to create new and different food items daily. I also appreciate working in a safe and clean environment. Mostly, working with the good people at the Culinary Center makes my job very enjoyable.  

Tell us a fun fact, or facts, about yourself

Irene: My husband and I will celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary this July 14th. I have a son, Nicholas and a daughter, Jennifer. I also have three wonderful grandchildren: Joseph, 14; Chloe, 10 and Madelyn, 7.  

Thank you, Irene, for participating in The Cuyahoga Group Employee Spotlight, Congratulations! 

The Cuyahoga Group + the Home Opener = Double Dog Day!

We love baseball—and baseball is back! In Believeland, it’s time to Rally Together for our favorite team! For  Clevelanders, the home opener marks the end of cold, overcast days, and carries the promise of sunshiny days and starry baseball nights. To celebrate, The Cuyahoga Group is honoring the Cleveland Indian’s home opener on Monday, April 1 with Double Dog Day!   

On April 1, get 2 Hotdogs for $1 at your workplace Market or Vend! 

If you’re at work and can’t make it down to the ballpark for the Cleveland Indians home opener, just walk down to your workplace Market or Fresh Food vending to get two hotdogs for one dollar!   

For a quick, delicious snack or meal without having to leaving work, our marketsfresh food, snack and beverage vending machines provide all the options that your team wants. Aside from hotdogs, we carry favorite ballpark fare, like homemade subs, wraps, sandwiches, pizza, refreshing beverages and scrumptious snacks like peanuts, chips, pretzels, candy bars and popcorn!  Batter up!  
 
                      The Cuyahoga Group brings Great Taste to your Workplace! 

For 31 years, The Cuyahoga Group has delivered the best in VendingMarketsMobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering services and products. During summer days of baseball and all year long, we bring the flavors and great taste of all seasons to your workplace.  

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.   

World Water Day: Safe Water for All

The United Nations designated March 22nd as World Water Day, in an effort to raise awareness on the global water crises, and to support initiatives to make clean, fresh water available to everyone.

Access to safe drinking water is a human right, yet in many places in the world, including here in the U.S., the struggle to obtain safe water continues. For additional information and how to get involved to support programs that work to solve the global water crisis, click here.  

All efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, large or small, matters. Whether reducing, reusing and recycling at home or at work, working to instate environmental protective changes in our communities, or supporting candidates with clear sustainability platforms, we can all be part of solutions that lead to healthier communities and a heathier planet. To read about The Cuyahoga Group’s sustainable practices and programsclick here. 

Together, we can make a difference!  

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!