Kava Cafa opens on the Rock Island Arsenal


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Originally Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 2:42 pm
Last Updated: Dec. 07, 2012, 3:08 pm
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Press release submitted by Rock Island Arsenal


Rock Island, Illinois Sheridan's Hospitality Management (a division of Hasty Tasty Food Service, Inc.) opens a new, full service café located in Building 60 on the Rock Island Arsenal featuring We Proudly Serve Starbucks products. The café will also offer breakfast sandwiches, wraps, specialty salads, artisan sandwiches, gourmet soups, and desserts. Café hours will be Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public visiting and working on the Rock Island Arsenal.
The Grand Opening of Káva Café will be held on Thursday, December 13th from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. The ribbon cutting will be done by Mr. Joel Himsl, Garrison Manager of the Rock Island Arsenal at 10:30 am. Following the ceremony, Tony Hoeppner will provide live music; massages will be available for purchase from Terese Wallace with Elysiums Touch Therapeutic Massage; and food and beverage samples and giveaways will be free to guests (while supplies last). More information is available by visiting Sheridan's website at www.sheridanscatering.com, or by emailing sheri.sheridans@att.net.
Operations Manager Sheri Saskowski hopes to bring a diverse food and beverage selection in close proximity to public that works and visits the Rock Island Arsenal. "Our goal is to eventually feature local produce and other products, but to still keep true to the Starbucks model. The Starbucks brand offers great quality and we are excited about bringing it to the Arsenal." Owners Gail and Galen Starkweather also feel that the new café will be a great asset to the Island and has created new jobs for the local economy. The company plans to unveil their "deliver2yourdesk.com" web site soon, which will allow Arsenal employees to order beverages, breakfast and lunch items online and have them delivered directly to their work space.
Sheridan's Hospitality Management, a division of Hasty Tasty Food Service, Inc., has been the food and beverage contractor on the Rock Island Arsenal since February of 2006. Sheridan's is locally owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Hasty Tasty Food Service, which was originally founded in Moline, Illinois in 1937.





















 



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