Category: Vending

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

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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

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Jazz up your Workday with Pizza—That’s Amore!

When a thought hits your mind of a big pizza pie
That’s amore
When it’s just down the hall, at our Market for all
That’s amore
When your lunch is set free ‘cause it’s covered in cheese
That’s amore
Taste buds will zing, ring -a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
You’ll dance back to your desk with a zippy new zest—That’s Amore!

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

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The Cuyahoga Group Employee Spotlight: Phil Tollett

Phil Tollett, Director of Purchasing for The Cuyahoga Grouphas been part of our team for the past eleven years. Phil’s longtime professional experience and expertise in the food and beverage industry is reflected in the strong partnerships he’s created with many of our suppliers, which allows us to ensure that our workplace customers receive the very best in quality and pricing for snack, beverage, coffee and meal items in workplace Vending and Market products 

Additionally, Phil’s knowledge of what our customers wantand his ability to anticipate upcoming trends in food and beverage offerings, combined with his expertise in supplier negotiations, delivery and inventory logistics at our North Ridgeville and Maple Heights warehousesenables The Cuyahoga Group to efficiently deliver our products and services to our customers in a three-state area.  Let’s find out a little more about Phil: 

 

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

I LOVE to negotiate, and “think outside the box” on issues that have an impact on our company. Because I work for a family business, I’ve had to absorb the “TEAM” system, which has made me a much stronger employee—and our company is much stronger when we work as a team. I am very moved at the fact that so many of our team members have started in the warehouse and worked their way up through the ranks of the company, and I take comfort that I had a small piece of their success.  

 

 

 

Tell us a fun fact, or facts, about yourself: 

In high school, I was named All-Ohio in both football and wrestling, and after high school, I was a College Conference Champion in football and wrestling.  During the NFL player’s strike in the mid-80’s, one of my college football games was broadcast on national TV.  

My favorite hobby is Fly Fishing. For me, there is nothing as relaxing as standing in a river, casting for trout, surrounded by nature. 

I also serve as a City Councilman for the city of Elyria. I feel that I can make a difference in our community. 

 

What is your favorite food/favorite meal?  

Although I hate to admit it, the Braised Pork Belly that Chef Andy Yanak prepares for workplace holiday catering events is my favorite. A close second would be the rib eye at Cattleman’s Restaurant in Missoula Montana. It’s a ranching operation that prepares meals over an open fire! 

 

 


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

Without question, my number one favorite is ‘70s Motown: James Brown, Temptations, Four Tops.
My second favorite is Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. I know, total opposite ends of the spectrum. 

 

Please share with us a goal you’d like to accomplish someday: 

I would like to go fly fishing with my wife in Ireland—the place where the sport of fly fishing was first developed. I would also like to one day get my certification in Excel. One of my many weaknesses is my understanding of Excel, and how truly operate it. 

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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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