Spot Coffee to open Express Cafe’ inside Roswell Park!

November 17, 2017

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Well this is good news all the way around!

 Rowell Park Cancer Institute is adding a Spot Coffee Express Cafe’!

In early 2018, SPoT Coffee will serve its first customer at a new location inside Roswell Park Cancer Institute. This newest SPoT location will be a 500-net-square-foot “SPoT Coffee Express” café centrally located for the convenience of Roswell Park patients, visitors and employees within the comprehensive cancer center’s main lobby at Elm and Carlton Streets in Buffalo.

SPoT was awarded a contract at the conclusion of an open bidding process. For Roswell Park officials, the primary consideration was to partner with a vendor that offered a wide variety of healthy and freshly made drinks and foods delivered with quick and attentive service.

“Given the stresses and concerns that our patients and their loved ones have, it’s critically important that everything about the environment we create is warm, welcoming and hospitable. And an important part of that environment is making sure that we have food and refreshments to comfort and nourish everyone who walks through our doors, on their best, happiest days as well as the tough ones,” says Roswell Park President and CEO Candace S. Johnson, PhD.

SPoT’s Roswell Park location will serve an extensive menu customized for Roswell Park that will range from a variety of coffee and espresso drinks made from SPoT’s own micro-roasted coffees to teas, herbal teas, blender drinks, wraps, paninis, soups, salads, breakfast pastries and lighter fare.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to be part of the Roswell Park community,” says Daniel M. Hensley, SPoT Coffee’s Vice President for Franchise Operations. “There is outstanding care and research unfolding every day within those walls, so it will be a real honor for our team to help support that work and to serve the Institute’s patients and their families.”

SPoT will work with the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation for the donation of products to the Institute and help raise funds supporting research and patient care at Roswell Park through canister donations at all SPoT Coffee locations.

The design and construction schedule for the location are still being finalized, with work expected to start soon and continue for two to three months. The SPoT café will be located in vacant space within the Roswell Park main lobby, allowing for a contained project site and minimal disruption during the construction period.


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