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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.   

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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!   

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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! 

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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! 

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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! 

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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. 

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Land of the free: Thank a Veteran

Veterans Day is designated as November 11th, and this year the designated federal holiday is observed on Monday, November 12th.  The Cuyahoga Group is a veteran-owned and operated family company, and we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation to all United States veterans, active military members, and their families.

To the following U.S. veterans who are part of The Cuyahoga Group team, we thank you for service and sacrifice:

 

Jim Variglotti, founder and CEO of The Cuyahoga Group,
U.S. Navy veteran who served honorably during the Vietnam War.

 

Vince Variglotti, President of The Cuyahoga Group,
served honorably for seven years as lieutenant in the U.S Navy during Enduring Freedom.

 

Gerald Ritch, Specialist Fifth Class,
served honorably for two years in U.S. Army, from July 1966 to June 1968.

 

Colton (Colt) Costello, served honorably for six years as Sergeant in the U.S. Army.

 

Tracey Boyer served honorably for eight years as Private First Class in the U.S. Army Reserve.

 

  
Jim Variglotti                                                           Vince Variglotti

 

On Veterans Day and every day, let us renew our commitment to showing our support and appreciation to our veterans and their families—they are all American heroes.

 

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”—Arthur Ashe

 

Tennis legend Arthur Ashe served as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. In 1993, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and is named for the ESPY Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

 

No person, and no veteran, should be homeless in our nation

Homelessness in our nation is a tragic reality, and many of those living on the streets are United States veterans. One of the reasons for the high number of homeless veterans is  linked to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)—directly connected to their service to our nation.  For information on how to help, and to review top-rated charities whose mission is to offer treatment, housing and supportive services to homeless veterans, click here.

 

To learn more about top-rated nonprofit organizations for veterans and their families, click here.

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The Cuyahoga Group is Thankful for YOU!

November marks the start of the holiday season, and Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away. So in the spirit of thankfulness, The Cuyahoga Group would like to express our gratitude to each of our team members, and to the partnerships we’ve grown with all of our customers.

Thankful Thursdays have arrived at The Cuyahoga Group to show our appreciation for all that our employees do. To say thank you, prizes will be raffled every Thursday, and Friday in the month of November.

November discounts at our Micro-Markets and Vending!

To show our appreciation to our customers, we are offering a new healthy, hearty, on-the-go soup: Campbells Well Yes!  Grab one at a discount starting November 12th at most of our Micro-Markets.

 

And the discounts don’t stop there! From November 5  through November 16, visit a Micro-Market and purchase Skittles for only 75 cents—or visit one of our Vending machines to purchase Skittles for a chance to win a gift card!

 

Late autumn also brings the flavors and spices we love, and our premier brand of Pumpkin Spice Coffee infuses a bold and beautiful spark to any workday—and just one of the many delightful flavor options that our Office Coffee Service delivers, right to your break room!

 

Honor and Express Gratitude to Veterans—by casting your VOTE!

 

Veterans Day is designated this year on Sunday, November 11 and is observed on Monday, November 12. The Cuyahoga Group, founded, owned and operated by veterans, expresses our deepest gratitude for the service and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans, active military members, and their families. One of the greatest ways to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans and active military members is to exercise our right to vote! On November 6, make your voice heard!

 

For quality food, snack and beverage options in your workplace—call us!

 

During November, the holidays, or any time of year, The Cuyahoga Group provides the very best in Vending, Micro-Markets, Mobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering Services. We deliver all the meal, snack and beverage choices that your employees need to refuel and recharge through the workday, without the expense or hassle of leaving the premises.

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

 

 

 

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Remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season—the time to get away for the weekend, or relax in the backyard with family and friends, fire up the grill, and enjoy the day with a favorite beverage in hand. It’s a day off of work for many, and it’s also the time when we’re swarmed by Memorial Day sales and promotions, scattered across the virtual and media landscape.

Amid all of this, the true meaning of Memorial Day often fades into the background or gets lost altogether.

As a veteran-owned and operated company, The Cuyahoga Group offers a reminder that Memorial Day is a federal day of observance. Together, we stand in honor and remembrance of the men and women of the U.S. military who died while in service to our country.

The wearing of poppies in honor of America’s war dead is traditionally done on Memorial Day. The origin of the red poppy as a modern-day symbol of this day was the idea of Moina Belle Michael who worked with veterans returning home for war. Inspired by the poem, In Flanders Fields, she initiated the idea of selling silk poppies to financially assist disabled veterans.

So, on this Monday, May 28, 2018, let us all take a moment to honor and remember our women and men in uniform who paid the ultimate price in defending our freedoms.

And, instead of hurriedly walking by the veteran who is selling poppies to raise funds for veterans services, or for the local VFW hall, let’s take a moment to stop and say ‘thank you’ for their service and sacrifice.

Today and every day, we salute all of our United States veterans.

 

 

 

Memory from Sherry: “For many years Uncle Joe, Uncle Nick and my Dad marched in the parade. I also marched with the Girl Scouts! I was so proud to do that. Always after the parade to the cemetery we would go to the VFW broadway and Forbes road. Shots and beers were the drinks of the day!”

Picture: Memorial Day parade Bedford Ohio circa 1960. The gentleman holding the American flag is Joseph Wasko (Army Air Force in the South Pacific during World War II), Sherry Variglottis’ Father.

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A Personal Mother’s Day Letter to My Mom, Sherry Variglotti.

I have to pinch myself at times when I realize that my incredible family has been able to create an environment of love, respect, and trust—sharing the emotional and intellectual challenges of running a business—and at the same time, being a family. My mom, Sherry Variglotti, is the foundation of our family, and I am eternally grateful that she is my mom.

Also, I am absolutely blown away by the people of our Cuyahoga Group company—especially our working mothers—I am so proud to work with you every day.

As Mother’s Day approaches, I want to say thank you to Sherry Variglotti. Many of you know her as the mom of Vince and I, and as Jim’s wife. What you may not know is that she is a nurse who supported our family when the business got started. She has always been the CEO: Chief Emotional Officer. She is the one who nurtures our family’s traditions and beliefs, sets the tone for family interactions—and she is the glue who keeps us close together.

There are so many good things about her, too many to list. When I was a kid, her hugs and butterfly kisses fixed everything. Her sense of humor is contagious and her heart is huge. She is my mentor, friend and mom. I am lucky and blessed to call her my mom. When I was little she always smelled so pretty- Obsession by Este Lauder was her fragrance. Her home-cooked meals brought our family together to share stories, laugh and appreciation. The values she taught are represented every day in me and throughout my life.

 

She has celebrated the good and bad with me and her love is always consistent. Her rule of life is simple: honesty. Always be honest and true to yourself and with others. Work hard to finish a task and take care of the people around you. Words cannot adequately express how much I appreciate and respect you. I love you mom, and I am so grateful and happy to be your daughter.

I know that your mom is as special to you as mine is to me, and I want to honor the significant mother-child bond of every daughter and son who reads this.

I’d also like to take a moment to honor and remember the moms who are no longer with us—their love and care will forever have an immeasurable impact on their families, and they live on in the hearts and memories of their children—and will never be forgotten.

  

Thank you for allowing me to tell you about my mom, Sherry (also known as Sherbear). For all the working moms out there, I just want to take a moment to congratulate and honor you on Mother’s Day. Juggling work, home, and family is really hard, and you deserve major kudos for ALL you do. Your dedication to both work and family pays off. And one thing’s for sure… you are appreciated.

So, for my mom, and every mom –I hope you enjoy this holiday—dedicated just to you!

Happy Mother’s Day!
– Carla Variglotti

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