Thorntons has invited the Blue Island, Ill. community to participate in the celebration of its newest store location.
On Friday, June 10, Thorntons Inc. will open the doors of its newest convenience store location in Blue Island, Ill. In celebration of the new store opening, an official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held, along with a check presentation, at 10 a.m.
At the ceremony, a check will be presented to Blue Cap, an organization dedicated to discovery, pursuit and achievement of personal growth and dignity for individuals of all ages having, or at risk for, developmental disabilities.
The ceremony will be held at the new store, which is located at 127th & Vincennes Road, and will be attended by Bob Hammond, Thorntons Inc.; mayor Domingo Vargas, Blue Island, Ill.; Greg Lochow, Blue Island Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry; and Jill Hart, director of community relations, Blue Cap.
In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests can enjoy hot breakfast, lunch and snack items that are prepared fresh on-site every single day, in addition to a variety of traditional, delicious roller grill items. For breakfast, guests can pick up hot sandwiches such as a Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit, a Ham Egg and Cheese Croissant or a Bacon Egg and Cheese Burrito, among other great choices. Breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m. Lunch options include: Pepperoni Pizza sticks, Cheeseburgers, Buffalo Ranch Chicken Burritos and Crispy Chicken Tenders. For everyday snacks, guests can enjoy fresh selections such as soft pretzels and cheesy bread sticks. The new hot food selections are in addition to fresh fruit, gourmet deli sandwiches, yogurt parfaits and more.
During the first ten days after opening, Thorntons will be sampling fresh, hot food items right from the kitchen. Guests are encouraged to stop by daily to discover the new variety of foods available.
Thorntons also recently introduced Unleaded15, Thorntons’ branded E15 fueling option, to guests in its Chicago area market. Unleaded15 (up to 15% ethanol, 85% gasoline) provides an octane rating of 88, and is the most widely-tested fuel ever introduced to consumers. It is approved by the EPA for use in model year 2001 or newer cars, light duty trucks, SUV’s and Flex Fuel vehicles. This fuel is believed to deliver better performance and fewer harmful emissions.
Unleaded15 differs from E85, in that E85 is a Flex Fuel that is a mixture of up to 85% ethanol and 15% petroleum. Today, the vast majority of domestic ethanol is produced from corn, an abundant and renewable grain. This renewable fuel source helps to reduce carbon emissions, helps promote cleaner air, boosts the U.S. economy, creates jobs and reduces foreign oil imports.