Winner, Winner, Big-Beef Dinner

Winner, Winner, Big-Beef Dinner

Buehler’s awards shoppers summer-giveaway prizes

Wooster, OH – August 2017 – As soon as the weather started to sizzle, the team at Buehler’s Fresh Foods created a sizzling giveaway to go along with it, and one lucky winner received a year’s supply of tasty, premium beef.

Pat Sippel, of Dover, could not have anticipated that the start of her 80th year would begin with Certified Angus Beef ® brand steaks for a year, but it sure did. After Buehler’s final drawing on July 11, 13 lucky shoppers received Weber Spirit® 310 gas grills, and Sippel was announced the grand-prize winner.


From left to right: Emily Whiting, Certified Angus Beef; Dave Savidge, Buehler’s Fresh Foods; Pat Sippel, grand prize winner; Drianna Lewis, Certified Angus Beef; Doug Wills, Buehler’s Fresh Foods.


“It’s an unexpected thrill,” Sippel said while meeting staff members from Buehler’s and Certified Angus Beef LLC. “I’ve felt very blessed in this life, and this is just icing on the cake.”

Sippel added that she plans to share her juicy winnings with family – the perfect way to celebrate multiple birthdays.

The contest, which began on May 31, allowed Buehler’s customers to enter a grill giveaway – for the chance to win a grill or steaks for a year.

The giveaway went along with the “Grilling Item of the Week” promotion, which included a Certified Angus Beef ® brand item, from burger patties to bone-in strip steaks, each week at a valued price in order to get people excited about the summer grilling season.

“I think it’s a win-win for Buehler’s, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand and, most importantly, our customers,” says Karen Brenner, a member of Buehler’s marketing department.


Buehler’s Ellissa Chambliss Wins Ohio Best Bagger 2017

Buehler’s Ellissa Chambliss Wins Ohio Best Bagger 2017

Ellissa Chambliss of Buehler’s Medina River Styx defeated competitors from across Ohio to claim the title of the Ohio Grocers Association (OGA) Best Bagger Champion at the August 8, 2017 competition held in Columbus.

Designed to promote supermarket employees and demonstrate a superior core customer service skill, the statewide competition has been held by OGA annually. Contestants are judged by speed of bagging, proper bag-building technique, weight distribution in the bag, as well as style, attitude and appearance, and are chosen through statewide competitions over the course of last year.

“The OGA puts on a fun event and we love to participate every year. We’ve been fortunate enough to have won this competition three years in a row in addition to the national championship this February in Las Vegas. It’s nice to be able to say that our baggers are the best in the state as well as the country” said Dan Shanahan, the President of Buehler’s Fresh Foods.



The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill, the World’s Largest Touring Grill, will be pulling into Buehler’s Milltown on Tuesday, August 8, from noon to 6 pm.  Volunteers from People To People Ministries will be serving up delicious Johnsonville brats, Shearer’s chips/Frito Lay Pretzels/Doritos, and Pepsi drink products for only $3.00!   ALL proceeds will benefit People To People Ministries. People To People Ministries is an Emergency Needs Ministry, and is here to help those in need when there’s no place else to turn. Last year, People To People Ministries (PTPM) provided assistance to over 10,000 Wayne County applicants.

The Big Taste Grill has been featured on ESPN, CNN and Fox Sports.  The grill is 65 feet long, 6 feet in diameter, and has a capacity for cooking 750 bratwursts at one time or 2,500 per hour on its 40 square feet of grilling surface!  The lid of the grill weighs 6,000 pounds and is opened using a hydraulic system. It also includes hot and cold running water, a clean-up sink, and a refrigerated unit.

Baked Ziti with Sausage Recipe

Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage

Here’s a recipe for Baked Ziti with sausage, eggplant and olives.


  • 1 package (19 ounce) Johnsonville® Sweet Italian Sausage Links, casings removed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 cups ziti pasta (approximately 12 ounces)
  • 1 small eggplant, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded



  1. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add sausage, crumble and cook until no longer pink and lightly browned. Drain and transfer into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Meanwhile prepare ziti according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water, cover and set aside.
  3. Using the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add eggplant and cook until tender and lightly browned. Transfer to bowl with sausage. Using the same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté until tender
  4. Pour wine into skillet, increase heat to medium-high and continue to stir until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add tomatoes and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. In the bowl with the sausage mixture, add cooked pasta, basil, olives, 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Stir to combine ingredients. Transfer mixture to a greased 3-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Cover and bake at 400°F for 25-30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 minutes longer, or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe by Johnsonville

Meet Brady Long

Come meet Buehler’s own National Bagging Champion – Brady Long!

Brady Long is the National Grocer’s Association 2017 Best Bagger Champion in the United States!

Brady will be visiting Buehler’s stores this summer and sharing tips for grocery bagging. Come challenge Brady to a bag-off!

Brady Long’s “Bagging Champion” Tour Dates

Friday, May 12 – Wooster Milltown – 3-6 PM

Saturday, May 13 – Medina River Styx – 1-4 PM

Friday, May 19 – Portage Lakes – 3-6 PM

Saturday, May 20 – Massillon – 1-4 PM

Friday, June 2 – Orrville – 3-6 PM

Saturday, June 3 – Wooster Town Market – 1-4 PM

Friday, June 9 – Wadsworth – 3-6 PM

Saturday, June 10 – Canton – 1-4 PM

Friday, June 16 – New Philadelphia – 3-6 PM

Saturday, June 17 – Dover – 1-4 PM

Saturday, July 1 – Medina Forest Meadows – 1-4 PM

Friday, July 7 – Ashland – 3-6 PM

Saturday, July 8 – Coshocton – 1-4 PM


Read about Brady Long’s Championship:

Buehler’s Bagger – Brady Long – Crowned 2017 National Best Bagger Champion


Spring Open House

Buehler’s 2017 Ambassador Award Winners

Congratulations to our Ambassador Award winners for 2017  – Nick Thompson and Barb Carlo. Thank your for the contributions you make to our communities! We are so proud of you.

NickThompson Ambassador Award Winner

Nick Thompson works in the Produce Department at our Coshocton store while attending college. Last October, Nick assisted in a medical mission to help the people of Guatemala. Because the area they were in was so dangerous, the team needed watched by a group of armed guards. 

Nick was surprised by his store teammates on March 29 as he walked in the door. Nick’s grandparents were also present to give out the award. Nick received $250 worth of Buehler’s gift cards. 

Barb Carlo Ambassador Award Winner

Barb Carlo works in Food Service at our Medina River Styx store. She was nominated for this award because she uses her sewing skills for charity – sewing pillow cases for homeless shelters, children’s homes and battered women’s shelters. She even makes crayon aprons for the kids. 

Barb was presented her award surrounded by her coworkers on April 5. She was honored with a cake (complete with a sewing machine on it) and $250 in Buehler’s gift cards.

Please join us in congratulating  Barb and Nick on their well deserved wins. 

Buehler’s Community Rooms

Buehler’s Community Rooms are available FREE of charge for your nonprofit group or event.

Our Community Rooms are available for public use for meetings or private events at NO CHARGE (no reservation fee) as a service to our customers….

Perfect for:

  • Service Organization Meetings
  • Business Meetings
  • Holiday Parties
  • Retirement Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Wedding Rehearsals Dinners
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Bridal or Baby Showers

We do not allow the sale or promotion of any commercial product or service in our Community Rooms. No outside food or beverages are permitted in the room for any reason.

Food from Buehler’s Catering:

From drinks and snacks to a full service meal – Buehler’s Food Service will make your event special!

  • full service catering
  • appetizers
  • fresh food trays
  • breakfasts
  • box lunches
  • coffee & beverages
  • much more

Also ask about our extra special services:

  • cakes and bakery
  • flowers and balloons
  • linens

The Room

Buehler’s Community rooms are quiet – isolated from the rest of the store, and offer ample parking for your guests. Capacity varies by location, with most comfortably seating 30 to 40 guests. Check seating capacity for your location when reserving your room.

Call to reserve a room!

Community rooms are available at these Buehler’s.

Call 419-282-9800 ext. 4314 for reservations

Call 330-834-3400 ext. 3214 for reservations

Call 330-364-3079 ext. 3010 for reservations

Medina River Styx
Call 330-725-5000 ext. 3110 for reservations

Call 330-683-2060 ext. 2410 for reservations

Call 330-336-3588 ext. 2810 for reservations

Wooster Milltown
Call 330-345-5908 ext. 2910 for reservations • or reserve the Wooster Milltown Community Room online by clicking here.



Buehler’s Restaurant Selfie Contest Rules

Take a Selfie!

Buehler’s Restaurant invites you to enter our Selfie Contest!

Take a selfie with your meal.

Post it on Facebook or Twitter with #BuehlersSelfie for a chance to win!

Buehler’s Selfie Sweepstakes Rules

Buehler’s Selfie Sweepstakes runs March 21, 2017 – December 31, 2018.

To enter, post a selfie of you and your Buehler’s Restaurant meal (or you inside Buehler’s Restaurant) on Facebook or Twitter with #BuehlersSelfie.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Purchase does not increase chance of winning.

Prize: One $10 Buehler’s Restaurant Gift Certificate will be awarded each month. ARV $10.

Winner: One winner will be randomly selected from that month’s entries. Winners will be announced on Buehler’s Facebook and/or Twitter page. Prize must be claimed within 72 hours of notification, or the winner forfeits their prize and a new winner will be chosen.

Odds of winning: The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries received.

By entering the Sweepstakes, winners grant Buehler’s the right to publish respective winners’ names and photos. Photos become the property of Buehler’s Fresh Foods.

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Official Rules

Buehler’s Selfie Sweepstakes (the ”Contest”) starts on March 21, 2017 at 9:00 am Eastern Time (ET). Photos may be submitted through December 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning. Void where prohibited by law.

Who may enter: The Contest is open to legal U.S. residents 16 years of age or older.

How to Enter: To enter, post a selfie of you and your Buehler’s Restaurant meal (or you inside Buehler’s Restaurant) on Facebook or Twitter with #BuehlersSelfie. Photos deemed by the Sponsor to be inappropriate will be eliminated from the contest entirely at the discretion of the Buehler’s Fresh Foods (the “Sponsor”). You may include a comment when you post your photo if you wish.

All Entries, once submitted to the Contest, become the property of the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right to use the information as the Sponsor deems appropriate.

Prize: Each month one Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Buehler’s Restaurant. ARV $10.00.

Winner: One Winner will be randomly selected from that month’s entries. Winners will be announced on Buehler’s Facebook and/or Twitter page by the 15th of the following month. Prize must be claimed within 72 hours of notification, or the winner forfeits their prize and a new winner may be chosen.

Odds of winning: The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries received.

By entering the contest, entrants grant the Sponsor the right to publish their entry photos.

Claiming Prizes: The Winner will be notified on Facebook and/or Twitter. Prizes must be claimed within 72 hours with the Winners responding with their name, address and phone number via private message on Facebook. The gift certificate will be mailed to the winner. If a winner has not responded within 72 hours, they forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen. If any Winners are under the age of 18, they will be required to submit a release form, signed by their legal parent or guardian prior to being awarded their prize.

By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. All taxes, including federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Conditions: All entries to the Contest become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, forged, mutilated, incomplete, illegal, or illegible entries.

Winners List: For the name of the Winner, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Buehler’s Selfie Contest, Marketing Department, Buehler’s Fresh Foods, PO Box 196, Wooster, Ohio 44691.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are
providing your information to Buehler’s and not to Facebook or Twitter. All entrants will be subject to Buehler’s Privacy Policy:

Sponsor: Buehler’s Fresh Foods, 1401 Old Mansfield Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691. All rights reserved.

Pear Pairings Snack Ideas

Power your snacks with high-fiber pears to fill you up! Pair your pears with protein-rich foods to help your energy last. Here are some great “Pear-ing” ideas from the USA Pears.

Pear Pairings Snack Ideas


Chart compliments of USA Pears. Learn more about pears at USAPears.org.