America is growing, but not in the way many had hoped. Over 30 percent of the population in the U.S. is obese. Over 24 million Americans have diabetes. More than 100 million Americans have high cholesterol. These are just a few of the startling numbers that have caught our nation’s attention. Being a premiere food service company allows us to play a role in helping reverse these dangerous trends. And while we are at it…let’s make it green! “Grounds & Grains – Local & Natural” is one of Thomas Cuisine’s newest brands. This has been a vision of our President and CEO, Mark Kadell, for several years and it is really taking root!
Grounds & Grains Cafés feature espresso bars that highlight local roasting companies, delicious real-fruit smoothies and nutritious beverages (sorry, no high fructose corn syrup sodas here). On the Grains side, we offer freshly made whole grain items, gluten free options, and healthy, delicious grab ‘n go selections.
This concept is based on a “Whole Foods – Clean Labels” idea; healthy, natural, local and some organic selections. A "whole food" is any unrefined food in its most essential, pure, natural and basic form. Foods with “cleaner labels” are mostly free of artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners and hydrogenated fats.
Our Grounds & Grains Cafés offer whole grain salads and gourmet wraps, organic fruit, hand-made artisan flatbread pizzas and many freshly-made grab ‘n go items. They also offer Blue Sky Natural Sodas, PomWonderful Juice, Zico Coconut Water, and San Pellegrino Sparkling Waters. We are proud to partner with local coffee roasters in each region to provide rich and flavorful home-grown javas and pastries.
Our focus continues to be on offering our customers delicious, healthy food options while doing what we can to be green-friendly to our environment. See how Grounds & Grains is growing by checking Café opening photos in Bellingham on our Thomas Cuisine Management Facebook page! www.facebook.com/ThomasCuisine