February 19, 2009 // Franchising.com // Café Yumm! opened its doors Monday, February 16 at RiverBend Medical Center, welcoming patients, visitors, and staff to enjoy beautiful, healthy, delicious food. Café Yumm!, Lane County's own fast-casual and uniquely Northwest eatery, was selected last fall by PeaceHealth to operate the only restaurant within the Medical Center.
Café Yumm! at RiverBend is a franchise, with owner Zack Hegge leading operations. This is the Hegge Family's second Café Yumm! – they also own the Café Yumm! at The Crossroads on Gateway in Springfield.
Grand Opening events are scheduled for March 5, 2009 with an official Springfield Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at the restaurant at 2:45pm. Springfied Mayor Sid Leiken will be joined by Café Yumm! founders Mark and Mary Beauchamp and restaurant owners Zack, Ron, and Chris Hegge. Free Café Yumm! Organic coffee will be served throughout the afternoon.
Debbie McGeorge from FOOD For Lane County will also be present to promote a food drive. Bring in two non-perishable food items as donations to FOOD For Lane County and be entered into a drawing for wonderful Café Yumm! products, including Yumm! sauce and organic coffee.
For Café Yumm! founders Mark and Mary Ann Beauchamp, a PeaceHealth- affiliated location represents a lifelong commitment to creating delicious food that nourishes the body, which started for Mary Ann when she was a teen. "I knew even at fourteen [when my father had a heart attack] there had to be a healthier alternative to the food the hospital was serving to a sick man." A healthy, nourishing diet is a key preventive measure against heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and more. Café Yumm! embraces healthy, delicious food as an integral part of community health and well-being.
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 the 2007 Chamber of Commerce Emerald Award Winner for Environmental Values.
Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is the largest hospital between Portland and San Francisco and the only Level II trauma center in Lane County. Key services include a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute and Oregon Rehabilitation Center. PeaceHealth and Sacred Heart Medical Center maintain a commitment to promote personal and community health, relieve pain and suffering, and treat each person in a loving and caring way.
SOURCE: Beau Delicious! International, LLC, franchisor of Café Yumm!, 456 Charnelton, Eugene, OR 97401.