August 27, 2012 // Franchising.com // The Inc. 500/5,000 list ranks 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. CafÃ© Yumm! is a five time honoree, having first been listed in 2008. The company’s most recent three year growth rate ending 2011 was 95% with 2011 revenue of $12.9 million.
Two other Oregon-based companies made the list of Top 100 Fastest-Growing Food and Beverage Companies. Sustainable Harvest is listed at #29 with a 292% growth rate on 2011 sales of $78.6 million. Bamboo Sushi is listed at #51 with a 173% growth rate on 2011 sales of $2.1 million.
“We are very proud to reach this milestone of being listed five years in a row,” says co- founder Mark Beauchamp. “It is most gratifying to both Mary Ann and me that so many people enjoy our food, our restaurants, and the way we approach business. We couldn’t succeed without our guests and our terrific employees who so happily serve our guests each and every day.”
CafÃ© Yumm! follows the Triple Bottom Line of business management which means the company balances profits with concerns for the environment, its Team Members, and its communities. CafÃ© Yumm! has received several awards for sustainable business practices including the 2011 Mayor’s Bold Steps Toward Sustainability Award.
CafÃ© Yumm! has built the first solar powered electric vehicle charging station at a restaurant in the country at 730 East Broadway in Eugene. CafÃ© Yumm! also has built the first Gold LEED for Retail certified restaurant in Oregon at 301 SW Morrison St. in Portland.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 and the Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2012/industry/food-beverage
CafÃ© Yumm!’s company profile and ranking can be seen on the Inc. 5000 site at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/cafe-yumm
The 2012 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2009 through 2011. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based and privately held, independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2011.
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
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Beau Delicious! International, LLC operates and franchises CafÃ© Yumm! restaurants, and manufactures and distributes retail products like delicious Yumm! SauceTM, dressings, soups, and bakery items. CafÃ© Yumm! serves Soul satisfying, Deeply nourishing® signature Yumm! BowlsTM, bento, salads, and soups complemented by delicious specialty sauces.
The first CafÃ© Yumm! opened in 1997. Over 50% of food ingredients are certified organic and are freshly prepared in a distinctive, comfortable atmosphere. CafÃ© Yumm! is also the 2007 Chamber of Commerce Emerald Award Winner for Environmental Values and the 2009 Emerald Award Winner for Growth. CafÃ© Yumm! is a certified RE:think business.
SOURCE: Beau Delicious! International, LLC, franchisor of CafÃ© Yumm!, 456 Charnelton, Eugene, OR 97401. www.cafeyumm.com