Thorntons’ newest store offers an array of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch items for on-the-go customers.
On Friday, July 15, 2016, Thorntons Inc. will be hosting an official ribbon cutting ceremony and a check presentation in celebration of the opening of its new store located at 476 North York Road Elmhurst, Ill. 60126. The check will be presented to the Elmhurst Children’s Assistant Foundation (ECAF) at 10 a.m. CT on Friday.
ECAF’s goal is to assist families who have a connection to, or reside in the community, where a child’s life is impacted by a serious medical or disabling condition. As unpaid medical expenses mount, the emotional impact on the family may seem overwhelming.
The grand opening celebration will be attended by Ed Bitondo, director of Store Operations-Northern Division for Thorntons; Elhmurst, Ill. city officials; John Quigley of Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry; and Michael Burroughs, EACF president.
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 Burrito 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.
The first 100 people to Thorntons beginning at 6 a.m., Friday, July 15 will receive a new Refreshing Reward card pre-loaded with prizes, if you already have a card then you can still receive a new one to see if you are a lucky Grand Opening Winner. One lucky guest will win gas for a year.
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.