The Engrained café comes to Arizona State University as part of ARAMARK’s Green Thread Platform

The mission behind Engrained is outlined in what we call our 6 Intentions:

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Waste Not Want Not
Buy Smart
Wall to Wall
Around the Community
Daily Commute

Each of these 6 Intentions Summarizes our goals and actions toward reducing our environmental footprint through educating and supporting our patrons to make sustainability a part of their daily lives.

Engrained will feature locally grown and harvested food prepared to order. Organic produce, Fair-Trade coffee, cage-free eggs and all-natural chicken, and sustainable seafood will all be available from a seasonal menu. Students will even be able to watch chefs prepare meals in a hearth oven. Patrons will be connected with the farms from which their food was harvested, receive tips on ways they can change their day-to-day behavior and make a positive impact. An educational thread runs throughout the restaurant featuring eco-friendly products and eco-saving techniques, creating a live atmosphere that is exciting morning, noon, and night. Engrained goes beyond Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Rethink, Relearn, Reward.