Hall's Culligan's technicians work to perfect the taste and purity of water for residents of six states, going so far as to perform free water-analysis services to detect chemicals or impurities in clients' residences. Their water coolers keep homes and offices well hydrated, and water-purification systems target specific impurities such as lead or arsenic with 13 specialized filters. The company's reverse-osmosis system gets water cleaner and clearer than running it through a carbon filter or adding soap before drinking it, and its water-softening systems add the same crystalline cleanliness to laundry and hair. A coffee service also helps clients to reflect on their newly purified water with pensive cups of Green Mountain and Keurig coffees or specialty drinks such as apple cider or iced tea.
Jim Sheridan's custard shop is packed with old-fashioned nostalgia. And it's not just the decor – Sheridan's desire to create and sell custard sparked from his own childhood memories of adventuring to upstate New York to get his hands on the frozen treat. Now at Sheridan's Frozen Custard, Jim not only opts to incorporate creamy chocolate and vanilla flavors topped with everything from mangoes to graham crackers to a variety candies, but he views the real cherry on top as top-grade customer service. Caramel pretzel crunch concretes, fresh-baked strawberry shortcake Sundays, and cookie dough pies further satisfy sweet tooths. For those who prefer a straw to a spoon, the shop's shakes, malts, and smoothies are there for the sipping.
After years of perfecting those frozen treats Jim set out to conquer the world of burgers. To do so, he pulled from the same old-fashioned recipe book that inspired his sweet treats. The Olathe location's new food menu is filled with American favorites, from grilled-to-order steakburgers to hand-cut fries dusted with a kiss of salt. No matter the order, each meal is made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including grass-fed beef. Visitors can settle down at tables to enjoy their burgers and sandwiches or grab them to go at the convenient drive-thru.
Planet Sub sidesteps the flavorless land mines of days-old bread, opting for filling-packed subs and sandwiched meaty delights. The menu may differ slightly between the two locations, but omnipresent signature subs cross state lines to sate hungering masses, such as the bacon-bolstered mega roast beef ($4.69/$7.29 ) and the Planet BBQ, a saucy concoction stacked with ham, turkey, and roast beef ($3.99/$6.99 ). Vegetarian options abound, so meat abstainers can try the spicy cheese sub ($4.49/$6.99 ) or the pesto bello ($4.99/$7.19), which is loaded with portobello mushrooms, red peppers, and a tomato-garlic pesto as smooth and suave as an Italian R&B crooner.
Breast cancer: that's the diagnosis that would change Jane Tetuan's life in more ways than one. Instead of taking the traditional route of healing—medications, chemotherapy—Jane sought out a natural path that included diet and nutritional changes. Healthy six years later, she and her husband founded The Juice Garden & Nutrition Center, where she shares her knowledge with clients who suffer from a spectrum of health issues; she also teaches prevention through healthy lifestyles rather than ducking for cover any time someone coughs in your presence. She and her staff whip up nutritional smoothies from all-natural or organic produce, mixing in nutritional supplements such as hemp seed and flax. They also lead seminars and classes that help participants learn healthy eating and lifestyles or guide them as they become health coaches themselves.
Cinnamon's Deli provides casual and speedy eating with an array of sandwiches, salads, soups and baked goods. All sandwiches come in half or whole sizes ($5.59–6.79) on white, wheat, or rye bread. Imaginatively named options include the Angel on a Haystack (turkey, tomato, cheddar cheese, alfalfa sprouts, and honey mustard), Smoke Stack (smoked beef, smoked turkey, and smoked gouda doused in Russian mustard), and the egg salad (egg salad). The vegetarian set can nosh on an eponymous creation of cream cheese, alfalfa sprouts, swiss cheese, onion, lettuce, bell peppers, tomato, and mayo, or dive into a bread bowl of Wisconsin cheese soup ($4.99) and swim around in its gooey waves. No meal is complete without a taste of Cinnamon's baked goods, such as brownies, cookies, and gourmet cakes ($1.19–3.99), which tempt sweet teeth to emerge from their gum caves.
Doc Green's packs its menu with chlorophyllic delights and loads them with fresh ingredients. Machete a path through the dense vegetation of a namesake salad such as the Dr. Caesar ($5.99), or try a fresh-pressed panini on for hand-size, such as the Cuban (turkey, ham, pickle, swiss, and honey mustard, $6.99). However, Heartier healthy eaters and moderately hungry hippos will want to order the crispy chicken-tenders entree with three sides ($10.99, available with two sides for $9.49), which can include mac 'n' cheese, a house salad, and roasted-garlic mashed potatoes. A giant bread bowl of the day's soup selection ($4.69) will keep the chill of autumn away regardless of whether you eat it or bury one's head in it. Otherwise, keep a hand free for catching stray hockey pucks with a wrap such as the Thai chicken wrap ($7.99), with grilled chicken, crispy noodles, romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, mandarin oranges, almonds, Asian sesame dressing, and your choice of soup, side, or chips.