DATTCO TAKES EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION ON THE ROAD
Company Executives to Cook Outdoor Breakfast for 1,300 Employees at 11 Different Locations
New Britain, CT- Beginning April 27 and throughout early June, a trailer will pull into the parking lot in the early morning at DATTCO terminals throughout Connecticut. Out of the back will come not office supplies or vehicle parts, but grills, coolers and cookware – accompanied by top executives from the company who will transform the parking lot into a breakfast serving station. It is the annual employee appreciation breakfast, put on by DATTCO every spring since the mid 90’s.
DATTCO bus drivers returning from their morning routes are greeted with a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich, home fries, coffee and juice. In the event of rain, the breakfast takes place inside the terminal.
Despite the tough economy, DATTCO executives were determined not to pull the plug on this annual tradition. “Our employees give their best every day, and they are truly our company’s most important asset,” said Phil Johnson, Vice President of the School Bus Division and chief egg-flipper. “This is just a small gesture we make to let them know how much we appreciate their dedication and professionalism.” Johnson was in the restaurant industry prior to joining DATTCO, and his special recipe for home fries is one of the highlights of the breakfast. Other DATTCO executives help out by doing prep and serving coffee.
5,200 slices of bacon
2,600 sandwich rolls
150 pounds of American cheese
90 pounds of Cheddar cheese
81 gallons of orange juice
40 pounds of coffee
10 company executives
3 gas grills
1,300 happy employees
Dates and locations for the employee appreciation breakfasts are as follows:
Monday, April 27, New Hartford Terminal, 26 South Road, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Friday, May 1: Avon Terminal, 20 Industrial Drive, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 7: Hartford Terminal, 2895 Main Street, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Friday, May 8: Middletown Terminal, 131 Tuttle Road, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 13: Durham Terminal, 41 Commerce Circle, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Friday, May 15: New Haven Terminal, 100 Hemingway, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 20: New Canaan Terminal, 11 Farm Road, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 26: Westport Terminal, 304 Post Road East, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 27: Cheshire Terminal, 157 Sandbank Road, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Friday, May 29: Plainville Terminal, 63 South Canal Street, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 3: New Britain Terminal, 75 Christian Lane, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Friday, June 5: Main Office Terminal, 583 South Street, New Britain, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Established in 1924, DATTCO is a family owned, full-service transportation company. The company maintains 19 additional office, terminal, and service facilities throughout the New England states. DATTCO’s operations are divided into three primary divisions: The School Bus Division, the Motor Coach Group, and the Sales Service Division. Serving the largest cities and the smallest towns, DATTCO is one of New England's leading school bus operators. Additional information is available at www.dattco.com