Inc. Magazine Ranks Cafe Yumm! Among Fastest-Growing

August 29, 2008 // Franchising.com // Beau Delicious! International, LLC dba Café Yumm! Ranks No. 56 on the 2008 Inc. Top 100 List of Fastest-Growing Food and Beverage Companies and Ranks No. 2,288 on the 2008 Inc. Top 5,000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies.

Café Yumm! debuted on Inc. Magazine's 2008 list of the 5,000 fastest growing privately-owned companies this week ― and was ranked the fastest growing Food and Beverage company in the state of Oregon. Inc. Magazine reported that Café Yumm! is ranked 56th on Inc. Magazine's Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies list and is ranked 2,288th in this year's list of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the U.S.

The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

"Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in business journalism," said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, under-reported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth."

"Recognition of this sort is not only terrific for Café Yumm!, but it is terrific for the State of Oregon as a recognized leader in sustainable business practices and healthy lifestyles," explained Café Yumm! co-founder Mark Beauchamp.

Other Oregon companies in the Food and Beverage category include Turtle Island Food in Hood River at No. 2,645; Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers in Portland at No. 3,755; and Rising Sun Farms in Phoenix at No. 4,996.

The 5000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of $185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent. Most important, the 2008 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 826,033 jobs since those companies were founded. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at www.inc5000.com.

Inc. 5000 Methodology

The 2008 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2004 through 2007. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately-held, independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2007, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2004, and $2 million in 2007. New Locations

Café Yumm! has seven Oregon locations and is currently developing two new locations. One new restaurant will be inside the state-of-the-art Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Eugene, and the other location will be at Millikan Pointe, near Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton.

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About Café Yumm!

Beau Delicious! International, LLC operates and franchises Café Yumm! restaurants. Café Yumm! serves Soul satisfying. . . Deeply nourishing® signature Yumm! Bowls, bento, salads, and soups complemented by delicious specialty sauces. Since the first location opened in 1997, Café Yumm! has offered high-quality organic ingredients, freshly prepared in a distinctive, comfortable atmosphere. Café Yumm! is also the 2007 Chamber of Commerce Emerald Award Winner for Environmental Values. To learn more, visit www.cafeyumm.com.

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