St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, a 233-bed acute care facility in Lewiston, ME, has in partnership with dining services provider Metz Culinary Management opened a Market Street Café inside its lobby and independent of the cafeteria. The quick-serve eatery, located in a visible, high-traffic area, is expected to nearly double the number of customers served in 2014 from the current 6,500 a month to around 12,000.
“The Market Street Café is a brand new location that is the first at our facility that will offer visitors and employees a full-service coffee bar and breakfast seven days a week,” says Metz General Manager Dennis Bouyea. “Its location in the lobby of the Medical Center provides well-prepared, healthy food options to all visitors and employees entering and exiting the building.”
Metz’s Market Street Cafe concept features fresh, chef-inspired foods that includes a variety of breakfast options, a full-service coffee bar, salads and wraps as well as Poblano’s, a fast and casual quick-serve concept with core menu items consisting of made-to-order burritos, tacos, and rice bowls. Metz’s “Up For Grabs” grab-and-go program is also available at Market Street Café, providing a selection of readily made food items such as sandwiches, salads, fruit cups and yogurt parfaits.
An advisory committee of family members, patients and staff guided the construction and menu for the Market Street Café. Construction took eight weeks and it is now open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.