Great Grains

We added additional selections of grains at several stations in the café. Buckwheat and wheat berries are very popular no matter if featured in salads, entrées or soups. The same was done at breakfast and lunch with tofu. We started small on this mission, but it’s something that is now expected daily. 

Sharon Houck
General Manager
Brock & Co.
Owings Mills, MD
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