Timeline

1987
Mark and Mary Ann Beauchamp move to Eugene, Oregon

1991
Mary Ann opens her first café, Wild Rose Café & Deli, inside Friendly Market in south Eugene.

1993
The business relocates to the 5th St. Public Market in downtown Eugene as Wild Rose Food Company.
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Yumm! Bowls™ and Yumm! Sauce® begin to develop a following.

1995
Mark and Mary Ann open a juice bar next to Wild Rose. The juice bar concept struggles and an alternative idea is developed to replace the juice bar.

1997
The first Café Yumm!® opens in the former juice bar space.

1998
The Wild Rose lease is renewed under the name Café Yumm!.
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The former juice bar space closes.

1999
11/11: Café Yumm! (The Meridian) opens in south Eugene.

2000
For the first time, Yumm! Sauce is produced for retail distribution.

2002
7/26: Café Yumm! (Oakway Center) opens in Eugene.

2007
Café Yumm! begins franchising (some locations will continue to be company-owned).
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7/13: Café Yumm! (North Delta Center) opens in Eugene.
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10/9: Café Yumm! (On Broadway) opens in Eugene.
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11/18: Café Yumm! (On Gateway) opens in Springfield.
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12/16: Café Yumm! (The Old Mill) opens in Bend.

2008
7/12: Café Yumm! (On Monroe) opens in Corvallis on the edge of the OSU campus.

2009
2/15: Café Yumm! (Sacred Heart at RiverBend) opens in Springfield.
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3/15: Café Yumm! (Millikan Pointe) opens in Beaverton.

2010
6/1/10: Café Yumm! (PSU Rec Center) opens in Portland on the PSU campus.

2011
Café Yumm! launches the first online Nutrition Calculator in the nation to allow guests to customize their Yumm! Bowls to meet particular dietary and nutritional needs.
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5/3: Café Yumm! (SW 3rd & Morrison) opens in downtown Portland. This is the first restaurant in Oregon that is certified LEED Gold for Retail.
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The first solar powered electric vehicle charging station in the nation is opened at Café Yumm! (On Broadway) in Eugene, with 172 solar panels and six electric vehicle charging stations.

2013
10/25: Café Yumm! (7th & Pine) opens in downtown Seattle WA. This is the first location to open outside Oregon.

2014
1/2: Café Yumm! becomes Oregon's first Benefit Company (tied with 28 other businesses) as acknowledged by then Secretary of State, now Oregon Governor, Kate Brown.
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2/3: Café Yumm! (Candalaria Crossing) opens in Salem OR. This is the first location to feature a drive-through.
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7/7: Café Yumm! (Argyle Square) opens in Wilsonville OR. It is the first restaurant designed and built from the ground up to LEED standards by Café Yumm!.
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9/22: Café Yumm! (Meridian Square) opens in Lake Oswego OR. The location is ideally located to serve three growing Portland Metro communities: Tigard, Tualatin and Lake Oswego.

2015
1/1: Café Yumm! (Portland Airport) opens a kiosk on New Year's Day at Portland International Airport. This is a temporary retail service location, put in place to assist travelers while work on a full-service restaurant is underway.
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1/12: Café Yumm! (Neff Place) opens in Bend OR. It is the second Café Yumm! in Bend, situated to serve homes and businesses near St Charles Medical Center.
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3/30: Café Yumm! (Portland Airport) opens the completed restaurant for full service. This location is a perfect solution for travelers who want to buy 1-liter bottles of Yumm! Sauce past the security gate for carry-on.
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4/22: Café Yumm! publishes its first Benefit Report (for 2014) on Earth Day. You can download the Report here.
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6/18: Café Yumm! (Mill Plain Crossing) opens in Vancouver WA, on SE 192nd. It is the second Café Yumm! in Washington, well situated to serve guests from Southeast Vancouver, Camas, and Washougal.

2016
7/8: Café Yumm! (NE 7th & Holladay) opens in Portland's Lloyd District within the newly built Hassalo on Eighth community, a LEED Platinum mixed-use development.

2017
2/3: Café Yumm! Cascade Park Plaza opens in Vancouver, Washington offering drive-through and dine-in service, perfectly located to serve Vancouver/Portland area commuters.
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3/8: Café Yumm! Happy Valley opens serving guests from Happy Valley, Clackamas, Damascus, and Sunnyside.
When I opened my first café in 1991, I served rice and beans in a bowl with my special sauce and salsa on it. Almost without exception, my customers would take a bite, roll their eyes heavenward, do a little knee-dip and say, “Yumm!"
Mary Ann, Co-founder