The following excerpt is from The Fresno Bee, written by Doug Hoagland. Download the article below for the full story:
You can find one of Clovis’ most interesting restaurants in a most unexpected place. The Grove Cafe is part of Clovis Community Medical Center. It’s designed to serve the 1,700
employees at the hospital, many of whom work 12-hour shifts.
But the Grove is also popular with people in the community – folks who neither work at the
hospital nor have a loved one receiving care. One day, a woman showed up with an ice chest and ordered 12 milkshakes – made with ice cream from Hanford’s Superior Dairy. The shakes were for her child’s sports team, said Paul Luchi, director of nutrition and dining services.
Does it bother him that members of the public drop in to eat or to take something home?
“Not at all,” Luchi said.
Jeff Dinmore, executive chef of nutrition and dining, agrees: “It’s flattering.”
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