September 26, 2011 // Franchising.com // Most thermal paper used in cash register machines in restaurants and retail stores contains Bisphenol A (BPA). Use of BPA is controversial because it is an estrogen-mimicking chemical that when ingested is linked to a host of physical ailments. (See US News and World Report article: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/fresh- greens/2009/10/08/bisphenol-a-another-reason-you-dont-need-your-receipt).
Cafe? Yumm! is proud to announce that it only uses BPA-free thermal paper in its Point of Sale Systems (otherwise known as cash registers).
"Eliminating the taint of BPA in even the smallest amounts is important and the right thing for us to do," explains Co-founder Mark Beauchamp. "While the price of BPA-free paper is slightly higher than BPA-tainted paper, we believe that price will drop over the long term as more businesses switch," said Mr. Beauchamp.
There are currently only two mills in the U.S. that produce BPA-free thermal paper. Supply is limited, but Cafe? Yumm! has developed a vendor relationship that will ensure uninterrupted delivery of BPA-free paper to all Cafe? Yumm! restaurants.
Cafe Yumm! has eleven Oregon locations in Eugene, Springfield, Beaverton, Portland, Bend, and Corvallis. Yumm! Sauce is located in grocery stores throughout Oregon, Western Washington, and Northern California. For a complete list of grocers visit: www.cafeyumm.com/locations
Beau Delicious! International, LLC operates and franchises Cafe? Yumm! restaurants. Cafe? Yumm! serves Soul satisfying, Deeply nourishing® signature Yumm! Bowls, bento, salads, and soups complemented by delicious specialty sauces. The first Cafe? Yumm! opened in 1997. Over 50% of food products sold through Cafe? Yumm! are certified organic and are freshly prepared in a distinctive, comfortable atmosphere. Cafe? Yumm! has received numerous environmental awards including Emerald Award for Environmental Values and Mayor's Bold Steps Toward Sustainability Award, To learn more, visit www.cafeyumm.com.
SOURCE: Beau Delicious! International, LLC, franchisor of Cafe? Yumm!, 456 Charnelton, Eugene, OR 97401. www.cafeyumm.com