Coming Right Up: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to Add SPoT Coffee Express Café

Customized menu will include micro-roasted coffee and espresso drinks, wraps, soups and salads
Friday, November 17, 2017
Highlights: 
SPoT Coffee Express café to be added inside Roswell Park main lobby
Menu will range from coffee and teas to soups, sandwiches, salads and wraps
Construction to begin soon on 500-square-foot café in main hospital

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In early 2018, SPoT Coffee will serve its first customer at a new location inside Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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.

Photo credit: Jim Bush

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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About SPoT Coffee

SPoT Coffee trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SPP. SPoT designs, builds, operates and franchises community oriented cafés and express cafés in New York State. SPoT’s community cafés provide its customers with the highest quality service, signature made-to-order meals and award-winning micro-roasted coffee. Each SPoT café is distinctively designed to suit its local neighborhood, creating a warm and friendly gathering place for the community. SPoT’s commercial business focuses on the sale of roasted coffee beans to food service and grocery chains, business offices and third party resellers such as universities and hospitals.

About Roswell Park

The mission of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, Roswell Park is one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit www.roswellpark.org, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or email AskRoswell@Roswellpark.org. Follow Roswell Park on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org