Category: Vending

Melt the workplace winter blues with Flamin’ Hot Munchies!

Snow is falling, skies are gray, and the wind is howling. It’s the middle of winter and you’re busy at work, wishing for warmth, sun and a certain zip to keep you going.   

The Cuyahoga Group knows that you need and deserve a break to heat up your day, and we have the perfect snack that brings summer back to you—because some like it Flamin’ Hot!  

Spice things up without leaving your workplace 

When the munchies hit, don’t burn out! Embrace the flame—as in Flamin’ Hot! Just take a quick walk to your Cuyahoga Group Vending machine or Micro Market, where you’ll find the zestiest, hottest, crunchiest crisps of hot deliciousness with Flamin’ Hot Munchies 

During our Flamin’ Hot Munchies promo, from January 14 to January 25 

 

Heat up your winter workdays with The Cuyahoga Group!
 

During the winter freeze and all year long, The Cuyahoga Group provides 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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Prevent Workplace ‘Hangries’ in 2019 with The Cuyahoga Group!

The new year brings the promise of new beginnings and a conscious resolve to making positive changes that focus on living happier and healthier.   

  

Since we spend nearly one third of our lifetime at work, let The Cuyahoga Group—a family and veteran-owned and operated company—show your company how to rejuvenate your team with premier snackmealbeverage and coffee options that are available in the convenience of your workplace.  

Whether your company has 50 or 5,000 employees, we have over thirty years of experience in providing quality VendingMicro-MarketOffice CoffeeMobile Dining and Catering services to workplaces throughout Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania, so we understand what your team needs and wants!  

Research shows that nourished employees equal happier and more productive employees. And it just makes sense that having quick, convenient access to a variety of quality food and beverage selections is essential to keeping your employees fueled, energized and productive all day long! 

January promoOff the Eaten Path Veggie Crisps! 
Find them at a Micro-Market near you! 

Don’t get hangry, get even! How? By snacking on healthier, delicious snacks! Whether you work first, second or third shift, when the hungry grumblies come rumbling around, just take a stroll to your workplace Micro-Market where you’ll find the savory taste and nutritional ingredients with Off the Eaten Path Veggie Crisps: discounted throughout the month of January!  

These crispy gems of pure snacking delight contain only natural ingredients and are Non-GMO certified. So, explore the amazing flavor and crunch away, without a crisp of guilt!  

Through winter months and all year long, we bring the best in workplace meals, snacks, coffee, beverage and catering!
 

All year long, The Cuyahoga Group provides 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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Let your New Year begin with The Cuyahoga Group!

Reflecting on some of my best posts from 2018. Thanks to everyone for following along!

The New Year means a new beginning, and this is the perfect time to reevaluate the snack, sandwich, mealcoffee, and beverage options in your workplace! Happy, energized employees means stronger production, sparks creativity and helps to support a happy work environment!  

 

From sweet or salty crunchy snacks and reenergizing power drinks, to healthier selections, premier coffee options and homemade soups, salads and meals, The Cuyahoga Group has all the workplace food and beverage choices that your employees need and want—just steps away from their work station!

 

The Cuyahoga Group provides 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 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. 

Happy New Year! 

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The Season of Gratitude

Thanksgiving Day brought us together with family and friends—and gave us a renewed sense of gratitude. To show our appreciation to our customers and team members, The Cuyahoga Group held our annual November Thankful Thursdays, with giveaways and promotions that brought a spark of happiness to an already reflective and joyous time of year.   

 

Thankful Thursdays was a big hit, with customers getting great discounts on everything from hot, homemade soups, fall-flavored artisan coffee and tasty Skittles® – to lucky gift card winners among customers, and prize raffles for our Cuyahoga Group team members.   

 

As we look forward to the December holidays and the New Year, The Cuyahoga Group wants to say ‘thank you’ to each customer and to each Cuyahoga Group team member.  

 

To our customers: We appreciate your partnership and your continued support, and we renew our dedication to bring the best in workplace snackmeal, beverage, coffee and catering options!   

 

And to our team members: We are grateful for all that you do! Whether working in the office, warehouse, culinary center or out in the field, your hard work, focus on our customers, and your willingness to go beyond what is expected, is reflected every day, and we thank you! 

 

The Twelve Days of CuyGroup promo is right around the corner! 

 

Check out our blog, Facebook and Instagram platforms for our upcoming December promotion, The Twelve Days of CuyGroup, weaved into the memorable holiday jingle: The Twelve Days of Christmas. You can sing along, if you’d like!

Here’s how it works: Each weekday beginning on Monday, December 3 and continuing for twelve week days until December 18, a select snack, beverage, coffee or meal option will be discounted on the designated day as it correlates with the song, at a Cuyahoga Group Vending, Micro-Market or Coffee station near you!  

 

We bring the best in workplace meals, snacks, coffee, beverage and catering!
 

During the holidays and any time of year, The Cuyahoga Group provides 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 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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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a reminder to give thanks for all that’s good in our corner of the world, and especially for our family and friends. While we acknowledge our blessings, this time of year may also inspire us to think about returning the kindnesses.    

To pay the gratitude forward, it’s easy to learn about reputable, charitable causes in your community that resonate with you. Simply google ‘top-rated’ charities near me’ to get information on how you can donate your time, resources and talents. In the Greater Cleveland community, discover how  The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, one of the largest food banks in the country, works to change lives, one meal at a time.    

The Cuyahoga Group wishes everyone a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving Day!

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Knowing our Customers is how We Grow

Today is National Get to Know Your Customers Day. The Cuyahoga Group is celebrating this designated day because getting to know our customers is the foundation of our company’s growth over the past 31 years.

 

In 1987 Jim Variglotti, founder and CEO of The Cuyahoga Group, transitioned from vending machine mechanic to vending machine owner, and quickly learned that understanding the culinary and beverage needs of his customers—and delivering on that knowledge, was key to building strong customer partnerships and growing the company.

 

Jim also understood that forging customer relationships begins and ends with the highest level of customer service, framed by elements of quality products, mutual trust, respect, honesty—and always going the extra mile to meet and exceed customer expectations.

 

From our route drivers, office associates and culinary team, to our management and executive staff, these values run through all Vending, Micro-Market, Office Coffee, Mobile Dining and Catering services at The Cuyahoga Group.


Grateful for our Customer
Starting with Jim’s first customer 31 years ago, The Cuyahoga Group has grown to include thousands of customers across three states.  We provide workplace culinary, beverage, mobile dining and catering services to companies large and small—from family-owned businesses to global corporations that span the spectrum of retail, healthcare, manufacturing, government, education, recreation, financial and nonprofit organizations.

Our customers are as diverse as the industries we serve, which is why we regularly take the time to learn about what food and beverage options our customers want. Understanding customer needs through surveys, including our ‘Cookie for Your Thoughts’ program, helps us to tailor workplace Vending, Micro-Market, Office Coffee and Mobile Dining services to suit the specific requests and tastes of each client—keeping them energized and hydrated, without the hassle or cost of leaving the workplace.

 

Variety in food & beverage products—it’s what our customers want!

 

At home and in the workplace, we’re more healthy-savvy than ever before, and The Cuyahoga Group strives to customize healthy workplace food and beverage options through our Healthy Line of products. Gluten-free, low-sodium, high protein, low-carb or organic—we’ve got it!

 

Our Vending, Office Coffee and Micro-Markets services support wellness programs in the workplace through a variety of options—from fresh and healthy wraps, yogurt, natural cheese, salads, hummus and homemade soups and meals delivered daily, to popular brand items like Cliff® and Nature Valley® granola bars, Planters® Fruit and Nut options, to healthy hydration with Life Water®, Pure Leaf®, and Gold Peak® products—The Cuyahoga Group has the variety, convenience and taste that our customers want!

 

Let us Get to Know Your Team: Contact us today!

 

To contact The Cuyahoga Group about providing the best in culinary choices for your workplace, click here or call us at 800-901-8363.

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On October 5th and every day, Do Something Nice!

At The Cuyahoga Group, we think National Do Something Nice Day, designated on October 5th should be practiced every day!   

 

Although it’s an overused expression, ‘practicing kindness’ is a powerful concept.  To use another expression, you get what you give. With minimal effort, a kind word or thoughtful gesture can go a long way and may even be transformative.  In today’s world of seemingly endless strife and conflict, we believe that simple acts of kindness practiced in our small corner of the world—in our homes and in our workplaces, make a positive difference.  

 

The Cuyahoga Group values and encourages ideals of respect, integrity and gratitude, and these are the building blocks upon which our company was founded. Our handshake was, and still is, our word—and we strive to always go the extra mile to ensure the happiness of our customers and our team members. 

 

Aside from our commitment to delivering the best in workplace food and beverage options, we offer our customers Vend Coupons, Promotions and Give-A-Ways, and we’re always seeking new ways, big and small, to show our appreciation to our customers, and to our team members. 

 

Whether we’re developing new programs to encourage employment of U.S. Veterans, providing incentives and advancement opportunities for our team, or holding our Annual Supplier Appreciation Day, Annual Managers Meeting, or our internal Quarterly Team Meetings—we try to practice kindness and encourage our team, customers and partners to do the same. 

  

 

So, on October 5, and every day, do something nice and pay it forward. At The Cuyahoga Group, we know that whether at home or at work, there is strength in kindness. 

Do Something Nice for Your EmployeesContact Us! 

 

The Cuyahoga Group provides the very best in VendingMicro-MarketsMobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering Services. We deliver quality snack, meal, beverage and coffee options that your employees need to keep them energized and happy throughout their workday—without the cost or hassle of leaving the building.

 

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

 

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The Cuyahoga Group: we empower our customers, and our team

Refresh. Reset. Renew. However you describe it, changing things up brings a spark of energy, uplifts our spirits, and brings purpose, improvement and inspiration to our surroundings, at home or at work.

 

At The Cuyahoga Group, we empower our customers by bringing quality food and beverage options to the workplace. We also strive to empower our team members to bring innovative ideas that spark positive changes in our workplace. 

 

From improvements in customer service, to new methods that support environmental sustainability, to internal design changes, having faith in the ideas and creativity of our team brings strength to our entire company. 

 

The innovative ideas and team effort at our Erie, PA branch, led by Branch Manager, Lorre White, brought design and functionality upgrades to the interior and exterior of our offices there, and is a great example of how the ideas and dedication of our team members can uplift an entire office location. The Cuyahoga Group’s Erie Branch includes eastern OH, PA and western NY regions.   

 

The upgrades have been so well received that The Cuyahoga Group is expanding the new color schemes, flooring and office layout changes to our Maple Heights, North Ridgeville and Columbus locations.

 

To get a glimpse of our new look in Erie and the inspiration behind it, read the following interview with Lorre White, and don’t forget to check out the photos!  

  

  

Which building areas were upgraded, and what type of work was done?   

Lorre: We completed multiple interior and exterior upgrades including: roof sealing, exterior door frame replacement, drywall repairs, restroom update, new vinyl waterproof flooring, wainscoting in the hallway, updated floor trim, and emergency lighting. The interior offices received a nice, fresh coat of paint.   

 

Did you have to hire outside contractors to do the work?  

Lorre: No, all the work was done by our internal team members.  

 

Tell us a little bit about what inspired you to make the upgrades in Erie and what was the inspiration behind your choices for materials and color scheme?  

Lorre: We have a very small office in an older building in Erie. When we moved from Conneaut, everyone was far too busy completing the everyday tasks of running the business to reorganize and update the building.  Through tremendous team effort, we sorted through, organized and moved furniture, and reorganized offices to create an open, common space and a new driver’s area, to provide the office space needed and create a much more open flow. We chose a beachy blue and gray color scheme to bring a sense of calm to an otherwise busy work environment.  And considering the crazy weather in Erie, the waterproof vinyl flooring will be a welcome addition during the winter months. 

 

Did you initiate the project? Tell us a little about that  

Lorre: Vince (Vince Variglotti, President) and I had several discussions regarding the state of some of the items in the building and agreed that as soon as we were able to do so, we should make the improvements to create a better work environment for all.  Vince, Carla (Carla Variglotti, Vice President) and Jim (Jim Variglotti, Founder and CEO) were all extremely supportive of the changes and excited to watch the progress unfold throughout the transformation.

 

Have you received feedback from team members or guests?   

Lorre: All the feedback has been very positive, from our drivers who have more space to manage their beginning and endofday tasks, to all guests and coworkers who have complimented the updated look, serene colors and more organized and open feel of the space.   

 

Are the initial upgrades complete, and do you have any future projects planned 

Lorre: We are still completing a few small projects and painting the last areas on the weekends.  Our next big adventure is to expand our warehouse space, which will be greatly needed as we continue to grow our business in the tri-state area!  

 

Thank you to the Cuyahoga Group team in Erie, PA! 

The Cuyahoga Group sends a big THANK YOU to Lorre White and our entire team at our Erie, PA branch. Your collective vision, hard work and commitment to improving your work day experience through the many upgrades, brings inspiration to all of us! 

 

Inspire your employees with our quality food & beverage choices! 

Check out The Cuyahoga Group website for information on bringing the best in VendingMicro-MarketOffice Coffee and Catering services to your employees.  

 

Or you can call us at: (800) 901-8363.  

 

The Cuyahoga Group is a family- and veteran-owned and operated company.  

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Eat, drink and be healthier—at work!

The health and wellbeing of your employees is connected to the health and wellbeing of your business. It’s a simple formula, but not always easy to achieve, especially when our workday is packed with…well, work.  

We don’t have time to run out and grab a healthy meal, snack or beverage, and mobile ordering can be quite costly.  

 

We save employees time and $$without compromising taste & quality 

That’s where we come in. The Cuyahoga Group delivers fresh, healthier and tasty food and beverage options straight to your breakroom—saving you time, hassle and cost, without compromising quality, nutrition or taste.  

 

From organic granola bars, fresh fruit, natural cheese & nut packs, crisp salads, yogurt, hummus, wraps, sandwiches and subs, to homemade meals and hearty soups delivered daily, to nutrient-packed juice and water brands, our Micro-Markets and Vending empower your employees with the food and beverage choices they need to stay bright and energized all through the work day.  

 

Quick, delicious protein-packed, our Vinny V® breakfast line is for anytime!  

 

We know that a good breakfast helps fuel your employees throughout the day, and that’s why our Vinny V® line is now available in our Micro-Markets and fresh-food Vending Vinny V® meal options are homemade in our North Ridgeville Culinary Center and delivered daily to your workplace.  

 

From our sweet and savory Pancake Platter, to our tasty Canadian Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit and Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissantwe provide the protein and taste that your employees need to energize their morning (or afternoon, or night)—without leaving the workplace!  

 

We support healthy programs in your workplace, so contact us today! 

 

The Cuyahoga Group supports healthy initiatives in the workplace, and our healthy lines of meals, snacks and beverages bring an array of nutritious options for your employees. We aim to keep workers energetic and happy, and that translates to productivity and positivity for your company!  

 

For more information on our healthy line options, including numerous additional food, beverage and coffee options and services that we provide in our Micro-MarketsVending and Office Coffee, please click here.   

 

You can also visit our website to learn more.

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The Cuyahoga Group Knows: Water is Life We Bring Hydration and Health to your Workplace

August is National Water Quality Month.  We all understand that water gives life and sustains life—and pure, clean water is not only vital to our health and wellness, it is key to the survival of our planet. That’s why The Cuyahoga Group provides the very best in water brands and products in our Vending and Micro-Markets.

Quick Access to Refreshing Water = Happy, Healthy Staff

Pure water is the center of workplace healthy initiatives, and we have the variety of water products that your employees want! From Deja Blue® and Aquafina®, to LifeWater® brands, to many more water brand options, The Cuyahoga Group makes it quick and convenient for employees to maintain healthy choices by keeping pure water stocked just a short walk away, in your office break room or on your warehouse or plant floor.

Still or sparkling, flavored or not—it’s your earth-friendly choice!

Bevi® was designed to provide workplace customers with natural, hydrating water with many natural flavor options—while removing the massive waste and ecological destruction of throw-away plastic water bottles.

With Bevi®, our customers at The Cuyahoga Group have quick access to still or sparkling water, with numerous naturally sweetened and unsweetened flavor choices, ranging from unsweetened raspberry and unsweetened coconut, to orange mango, blueberry cucumber and blackberry lime.

Refreshing, pure, delicious and easy to pour—just bring your own reusable water bottle! Read more about the story of Bevi here.

We’re Committed to Earth-Friendly & Sustainable Practices

The Cuyahoga Group recycles, reuses and prioritizes environmentally sustainable initiatives at our offices, warehouses and culinary centers—and we also strive to support the health, wellness and ‘green’ programs at your company. We provide your employees with natural and refreshing water, while supporting environmentally friendly practices in your workplace—making it a cascade of wins for all of us!

Pure Water for your Employees is just a Click Away!

For more information on The Cuyahoga Group’s selection of pure water products, including our Bevi® pure water system, click here.

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