Beau Delicious! International, the franchisor of Café Yumm! restaurants and manufacturer of food products including the popular Yumm! Sauce, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Build 100 List. Inc. Magazine began The Build 100 Project by collecting data on more than 100,000 U.S. midmarket companies (those with 85 to 999 employees). It reviewed how many increased employees in every year from 2007 to 2012. Less than 1.5 percent of the companies increased employment during that period. Inc.
Café Yumm! will celebrate the opening of its first Washington state location in downtown Seattle by serving free Yumm! Bowls on Saturday, November 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The new restaurant is located in downtown Seattle at 717 Pine St. in a prime location near the Pike Street Public Market, Washington State Convention Center, hotels, office buildings, and housing.
The Inc. 500/5,000 list ranks one of the most important segments of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. Economy.
Café Yumm! is a six time honoree, having first been listed in 2008. The company’s most recent three year growth rate ending 2012 is 63 percent on revenues of $13.9 million.
When Mary Ann Beauchamp ran a little restaurant called Wild Rose Café and Deli in the early 1990s, customers would often give their meal a one-word review. That word eventually worked its way into the name of the concept created by Mary Ann and her husband Mark: Café Yumm!
BRING Recycling has re-certified Café Yumm! as a RE:think Business Program for incorporating processes and procedures to save resources and reduce waste. Conservation measures include incorporating into real estate leases a clause prohibiting the use of poisons in landscape maintenance, installation of the first solar powered electric vehicle charging station at a restaurant in the U.S.A., developing a program with the City of Portland to compost food wastes, building the first Gold LEED
Café Yumm!, one of Oregon’s fastest-growing privately held companies over the past five years, has hired Marne Dunder to fill the newly created position of assistant marketing director.
Café Yumm! has partnered with Uwajimaya, Inc. to sell Yumm! Sauce at all four Uwajimaya stores in Oregon and Washington.
With one Oregon location in Beaverton and three Washington locations in Seattle, Bellevue, and Renton, Uwajimaya, Inc. is the premier provider of Asian groceries in the Pacific Northwest. Uwajimmaya has operated in the Wahington since 1928. The company employs more than 400 people in food retail and manufacturing.
Café Yumm! and its legal and business office have been recognized by the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section as a “Partner in Sustainability.”
The Section created the “Partners in Sustainability Program” in 2012 in order to encourage law firms and offices of all sizes to adopt sustainable office practices. The Program honors those firms and legal departments at companies within the State that satisfy the Section’s criteria for sustainable office practices.
Café Yumm! announced the grand opening of its new restaurant in downtown Portland, Oregon, at 301 SW Morrison St.
Grand opening festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, with a ribbon cutting at the store sponsored by the Portland Business Alliance. Members of the Portland Business Alliance and Cori Jacobs, downtown retail advocate, will join Café Yumm! founders Mark and Mary Ann Beauchamp in welcoming Café Yumm! to the downtown retail core.
Importantly, once certified, Café Yumm! will be the first LEED Gold Rated fast-casual restaurant in the state of Oregon.