Visitors and staff of the Glens Falls Hospital have a new 24-hour access dining cafe at the newly-opened Au Bon Pain, which means “the fresh bread” in French. The new cafe is located in the former Bistro area of the hospital.
Au Bon Pain has more than 220 locations worldwide with 50 locations in hospitals with the same goal, stay healthy in a delicious way. Health Magazine recently designated Au Bon Pain as “America’s Healthiest Restaurant,” and trade journal Fast Casual Magazine selected it as the number one brand.
The new cafe offers casual dining options, including a soup and salad bar, made-to-order sandwiches and fresh smoothies. Pre-packaged meals are also available.
Glens Falls Hospital decided to outsource the former Bistro area due to Bistro operating losses. As a result of this collaboration, the loss turned into a profit center for the hospital. Peter Cayan, RD, senior director of support services at Glens Falls Hospital, stated “It cost the hospital zero investment. We went immediately to black ink.” Cayan continued, noting that menu items are marked with caloric content and customers have the ability to look up nutritional information via a user-friendly computer kiosk.
Au Bon Pain fits perfect within the hospital by keeping yourself healthy with great service from the doctors and great food at the cafe.