July 18, 2017 // Franchising.com // Portland, OR – Café Yumm!® has hired Sarah Mitchell for the new position of Project Manager. Mitchell has 11 years of experience managing various restaurant concepts in California and Oregon. She fell in love with the hospitality industry while earning a degree in Psychology and Social Behavior at UC Irvine. Until recently, Mitchell was the District Manager for an Oregon chain of Italian restaurants.
Sarah Mitchell said this about her new position, “I’ve worked in the hospitality industry for 16 years. Great food and service have always been my passion. As Project Manager, I can help Café Yumm! develop and work through initiatives that are all about food and service. When the position came open, I was thrilled to work for a company whose stated purpose, to ‘Nourish Humanity and the World,’ aligns so closely with my passions.”
In another development, Café Yumm! has hired Mike Slaton for the new position of Facilities Manager. Slaton studied business at Minot State University. He has worked in project development and facilities management for 15 years. Most recently, Slaton was a District Facilities Manager for Sears and Kmart stores where he managed a team of technicians and third-party service providers in multiple states.
Mike Slaton said this about his new role, “I will further develop a preventive maintenance program. This is increasingly important as Café Yumm! opens restaurants throughout the Northwest. The restaurants range from brand new to 20 years old, all with different configurations. My goal is that Team Members never have to apologize for something not working properly so guests can enjoy uninterrupted service.”
Slaton added further, “I am also developing a more evolved construction program that will improve timeline accuracy and help lower our costs when building or remodeling units.”
Mark Beauchamp, CEO and Co-founder of Café Yumm!, added: “Sarah and Mike were strategic hires who were brought on to help us better serve our two most important customers: the restaurant guests and the franchisees who own and operate Café Yumm! restaurants in 12 cities … with more to come next year.”
Mike Slaton is based out of the Café Yumm! business office in Eugene. Sarah Mitchell works in a new office that Café Yumm! opened earlier this year in downtown Portland.
Beau Delicious! International, LLC operates and franchises Café Yumm! restaurants throughout Oregon and Washington. Café Yumm! serves Soul satisfying… Deeply nourishing® food, including signature Yumm! Bowls® and a variety of bentos, salads, soups, wraps, and sandwiches. Over 50% of the food served is Certified Organic or sustainably grown, including All Natural chicken, wild North Pacific Salmon, Organic Tempeh and Tofu, and All Natural turkey. Café Yumm! also manufactures and distributes the amazing Yumm! Sauce®, as well as proprietary dressings, cookies, noodles, and more. Café Yumm! was the first restaurant in the nation to launch a nutrition calculator. Café Yumm! has received numerous awards for environmental values, and operates America’s first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at a restaurant in Eugene. To learn more, visit www.cafeyumm.com.
SOURCE: Beau Delicious! International, LLC, franchisor of Café Yumm!, 456 Charnelton, Eugene, OR 97401.