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Guckenheimer Lands NPR Contract

Guckenheimer has secured a foodservice contract to operate the new Sound Bites Cafe at the new Washington headquarters of National Public Radio.

Guckenheimer Enterprises, Inc., has added National Public Radio (NPR) to its roster of clients. The Sound Bites Café at NPR’s new Washington, DC, headquarters, managed by Guckenheimer, debuted the week of April 28 to complement the company’s new onsite employee Wellness Center, dedicated to creating a healthy work environment for the staff of approximately 800.

Classically trained chefs oversee the Sound Bites operations and menu, which features Guckenheimer’s Red, Yellow, Green program: signage highlighting the nutritional value of each option with Green representing the healthiest choice. The daily customized menu features fresh prepared meals-from-scratch and eclectic, internationally inspired recipes sourced from premium, sustainable ingredients, locally sourced, when available.

Accessible to eligible full-time and part time NPR staff, the NPR Wellness Center is the product of a long relationship between NPR and Cigna, the company's primary medical plan carrier since 1992. The Wellness Center provides preventative care series, chronic condition coaching, as well as health management classes, in addition to an onsite workout facility managed by Corporate Fitness Works, and a bike room for NPR employees who ride bikes to work.

Guckenheimer was No. 13 on FM's 2013 Top 50 Contract Management Companies listing, with 2012 revenues of $235 million. almost all of it from serving clients in the corporate dining segment. It operates at some 325 locations in 26 states.

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