Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee Names Senior VP of Retail Operations

Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. announced that Leigh Anne Snider is joining the company as its senior vice president of retail operations. Effective July 9, 2012, Snider will work closely with company CEO Mike Tattersfield to drive Caribou's overall domestic day-to-day operating activities, including building consistent procedures to deliver outstanding guest experiences, driving revenue, and effectively managing financials.

Caribou Coffee Sets Up Shop in Vienna, Virginia

Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. announced the latest addition to its Washington, D.C. area family: a new coffeehouse located in Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. With this opening, Caribou Coffee will introduce its distinctive beverages and warm and inviting coffeehouse environment to the Vienna area for the first time.

Caribou Coffee's Vienna coffeehouse, which is located at 332 Maple Ave. East, officially opened its doors on Friday, July 6, 2012, and will celebrate its arrival in the community with an exciting Grand Opening event Saturday, July 14 from 5-8 p.m.

Caribou Certification Addresses Environmental, Social Issues

Caribou Coffee closed 2011 on a high note, announcing that the company had achieved its goal of sourcing 100 percent of its coffee and espresso from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

The Minneapolis-based company is the first major U.S. coffee brand to reach that mark.

Alfredo Martel, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Caribou, says the Rainforest Alliance Certification is the most “comprehensive and rigorous” coffee certification.

Caribou’s New Light, Dark Roasts Aim for the Stars

Caribou Coffee today announced the launch of two new coffees, carefully crafted to bring coffee drinkers the broadest spectrum of flavors available to match their personal tastes.

Starlight and Eclipse round out Caribou's full lineup of flavor profiles, and are the first permanent additions to its retail coffeehouse portfolio since the launch of Lakeshore and Lacuna in 2009.

Caribou Coffee Secures Public Wi-Fi

OpenDNS today announced Caribou Coffee Company has deployed OpenDNS Enterprise to secure the free public Wi-Fi it offers at more than 400 locations.

Caribou Coffee, which has rapidly grown to become the nation’s second largest coffeehouse chain, is using OpenDNS to protect both customers and its network from Internet threats.

All Caribou Coffee Now 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified

Caribou Coffee announced that all coffees and espresso are now sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, making it the first major U.S. coffeehouse to reach this sustainable achievement.

Rainforest Alliance Certified farms meet the comprehensive standards of the Sustainable Agricultural Network (SAN), which is a coalition of independent, nonprofit conservation groups. The certification is built on three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic.

Fruit Blooms on Menus

As consumers increasingly seek healthy, great-tasting food, it seems that more chefs and restaurant operators are looking to fruit as a perfect ingredient for menu items.

The health benefits are obvious. Most fruit is low in fat, sodium, and calories; full of vitamins and minerals; and has no cholesterol. It also provides natural sweetness.

Fruit has been part of limited-service restaurants’ menus for decades, mostly in desserts or in beverages like orange juice or strawberry milkshakes. Now it’s expanding.

Boardwalk Franchisees Set to Open 120 Locations

Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries has finalized three new master franchise deals with experienced developers for 100 new restaurants across Northern New Jersey, Alabama, Indiana, and Kentucky. The three new development agents will open a mix of franchised and sub-franchised restaurants in their respective territories. The deals are the latest in a series of large, master Boardwalk territories secured by seasoned multi-unit restaurant developers. Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries currently has nine restaurants in seven US states, and more than 300 additional restaurants in development.