HOUSTON, TEXAS (April 30, 2012) — Abby’s Catering (Abby’s), an established front-runnerin the food service industry has been chosen to manage another on-site cafeteria property, mostrecently by executives of Crane Worldwide Logistics, LLC and its affiliates, Champion EnergyServices™ and Crane Freight Services.
Having earned the trust of professional businesses, corporations, and individuals for over three decades, Abby’s management decided to offer their expertise in a vertical market, appealing to those in executive leadership who were considering adding an on-premise cafeteria or delicatessen to accommodate their employees.
“Before we opened our new corporate office, Abby’s was a favorite place for employees to get lunch,” explains Christina Ptasinski, vice president global human resources for Crane Worldwide Logistics-IAH. “They feature healthy choices, a friendly staff, great food and a convenient location. So, when Crane Worldwide decided to hire a caterer for our own in-house café, Abby’s was a natural choice. We now have the same healthy foods and friendly staff …right in our own building.”
The installation of the gleaming, contemporary-style cafeteria officially opened April 30. The venture is managed and staffed by Abby’s Catering Management Services division and benefits Crane’s over 400 employees. The cafeteria has seating for 70, and is housed on–site within Crane’s new 300,000 square foot headquarters located near the Hardy Toll Road, close to Bush Intercontinental Airport. Interestingly, the opening coincided with the influx of Crane’s staff as they segued from their existing location to their new, modern offices across the street.
“We are thrilled to have been trusted with the responsibility to provide our food and management services to Mr. Crane and his employees, and look forward to a long business relationship between our companies,” shares Ursula den Herder, president of Abby’s Catering.
From the first day, Abby’s began serving items from their acclaimed breakfast and lunch menus, as well as post-lunch options into mid-afternoon. Belgian waffles, quesadillas, burritos, bagels, muffins, croissants, and freshly squeezed orange juice start the morning. At lunch, diners will enjoy gourmet Chef’s specials such as Chicken Cordon Bleu and heart-healthy entrees like Pasta Primavera or Grilled Tilapia with Tropical Fruit Salsa. A featured salad like Jerk Salmon is on the menu too. Signature cold and hot sandwiches, soups, pre-made salads, smoothies, frozen yogurt and desserts are offered.
In addition, the employees can also utilize vending machines stocked with snacks and healthy items, as well as a state-of-the art fountain dispenser, all part of the services that Abby’s provides.
“Employee wellness is a strong priority at Crane Worldwide, and having Abby’s located onsite helps us accomplish this—and our employees love the flexibility, variety and convenience,” Ptasinski continues. “When our busy staff has tight deadlines and only a few minutes for a break, stopping in at Abby’s makes good use of their time. Abby’s reputation is strong, so employees have no doubts about what to expect.”
For those seeking an on-site cafeteria or delicatessen for their employees, Abby’s consultations include every detail from conceptualization and design to equipment selection, acquisition, and installation, and of course, food consultations. Interested persons should contact Abby’s Catering directly.
“Abby’s has been a great company to work with—they’re very willing to discuss ideas and their staff handles our vending machine requirements. It’s reassuring to us to know that our company café is run by folks who know what to do and do it—it’s been practically worry free for us,” says Ptasinski.
Abby’s Deli & Take Out serves satisfying breakfasts, hot, gourmet lunch specials, and preferred sandwiches, soups and salads. They are located at 2700 Greens Road, Suite J-400, Houston, Texas 77032. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
About Crane Worldwide Logistics:
Crane Worldwide Logistics is a full service air, ocean, trucking, customs brokerage and logistics company. We are dedicated to becoming the industry’s premier global provider of customized transportation and logistics services by delivering innovative, efficient and cost-effective solutions. Crane Worldwide combines a wealth of industry experience with cutting-edge technology to enhance our customers’ competitiveness in an ever-changing global arena. Crane Worldwide’s solutions create strategic value and a competitive edge for their customers while providing a challenging and rewarding work environment for their greatest asset, our employees. The core of Crane’s work ethic is its five value propositions: People, Account Management, Compliance & Quality Programs, Information Technology, and Service.
Abby’s Catering was founded in 1980 and acquired by the current ownership in 1988. Abby’s core business still remains focused on catering the private and corporate aviation industry within the greater Houston area. Our clients are everyone from local executives, and celebrities to presidents and royalty who travel aboard their respective aircrafts. Abby’s Catering also caters many local businesses, companies, schools, and private individuals with fresh, sophisticated food presentations every time.
Abby’s Catering prides itself on the fact that all catering orders, no matter the size receive our undivided attention in its preparation and delivery in order to please our customers. For more information please visit www.abbyscatering.com or contact us at +1 (281) 442-8120.
Abby’s Deli & Take Out
Abby’s Deli & Take Out is a division of Amber Green Deli Group, LLC. and is a quick-service delicatessen in North Houston serving the local community with a wide range of affordable hot and cold sandwiches, three, hot daily lunch specials, salads, soups, desserts and beverages. The Company is focused on reducing the global carbon footprint, delivering a healthy product for a healthier lifestyle and providing a clean, safe and supportive work environment for its employees. Open at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast and lunch until 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on Saturday and Sundays. For more information, please visit www.abbysdeli.com.