Portland Business Journal Ranks Café Yumm! In Top 100 Fastest Growing Oregon Businesses

Beau Delicious! International, LLC dba Café Yumm! Ranks No. 81 on the 2012 Portland Business Journal’s List of Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies

June 28, 2012 // Franchising.com // Eugene, Oregon - Café Yumm! made the Top 100 List for the fourth year in a row with a 51.09% growth rate during the three year period from 2009 through 2011. The company ranked Number 81 overall. Other Eugene-based companies joining Café Yumm! on the list were Grape Solar, Inc. at #2 and Gorilla Capital Inc. at #63.

Café Yumm! also ranked Number 6 in terms of the most number of employees of all companies making the Top 100. The company now employs 233 people in 11 restaurants, warehousing, food production, and office support.

Café Yumm! manufactures Yumm! SauceTM, dressings, salsa, cookies, soups, veggie patties, and more. Café Yumm! also supports local, organic farmers and All Natural poultry processors to supply its customer base.

“As we grow Café Yumm!, we grow local farmers,” says Café Yumm! co-founder Mark Beauchamp. “We are also helping grow other local food-based companies like Hummingbird Wholesale, Tillamook Cheese Factory, Surata, Toby’s Fine Foods, Glory Bee Foods, and Springfield Creamery. We also serve product from our local wine producers like King Estate and our burgeoning micro-beer brewers like Ninkasi, Hop Valley, and Oakshire.”

In the past year, Café Yumm! also celebrated opening the first restaurant in Oregon to meet LEED Gold Standards for Retail in downtown Portland. The company also opened the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at a restaurant in the United States at 730 E. Broadway St. in Eugene. The Portland Business Journal’s Top 100 is the most comprehensive look at sales growth of privately held companies in Oregon. The 2011 list, announced on June 21, 2012 compares total revenue growth from 2009 through 2011.

Café Yumm! Locations Cafe Yumm! has eleven locations in Oregon: four in Eugene, two in Springfield, two in Portland, and one each in Beaverton, Bend, and Corvallis. Yumm! Sauce is available in grocery stores throughout Oregon, Western Washington, and Northern California. For a complete list visit: www.cafeyumm.com/locations

About Café Yumm!

Beau Delicious! International, LLC operates and franchises Café Yumm! restaurants and manufactures Yumm! Sauce and other food products. Café Yumm! serves Soul satisfying, Deeply nourishing® signature Yumm! Bowls, bento, salads, and soups complemented by delicious specialty sauces. The first Café Yumm! opened in 1997. Over 50% of food products sold through Café Yumm! are certified organic and are freshly prepared in a distinctive, comfortable atmosphere. Café Yumm! has received numerous environmental awards including the Chamber of Commerce Emerald Award for Environmental Values and the Mayor’s Bold Steps Toward Sustainability Award, To learn more, visit www.cafeyumm.com.

SOURCE: Beau Delicious! International, LLC, franchisor of Café Yumm!, 456 Charnelton, Eugene, OR 97401. www.cafeyumm.com

Contact:

Ed Gerdes
541-683-YUMM (9866)

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