Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

February 2013

Now more than ever, quick-service executives are opening their eyes to the wealth of opportunity that lies beyond U.S. borders, realizing that abroad is where the growth is—and for good reason.

“Domestic is one country; international is every other country,” says Bob...

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has named Mark Watkins its new vice president of operations, reporting directly to president and CEO Mel Elias.

In his new role, Watkins will oversee the growth of the company’s domestic operations, focusing on both continued growth and the...

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has named John Theuer as its new chief financial officer, reporting directly to president and CEO Mel Elias.

In his new role, Theuer will oversee the accounting, finance, treasury, and IT departments. He will be responsible for all aspects of the...

Hilton Worldwide announced last week that it plans to open 500 new restaurants worldwide in the next three years, with a specific emphasis on quick serves. Up to a quarter of these restaurants will be within the company’s U.S. hotels.

QSR spoke to Beth Scott, vice president...

Quick serves are usually quick to embrace trends. In the last few years there have been food-truck roll outs, low-calorie menu items, and, of course, cupcakes. Now, at least two chains are tapping into another hot trend: local art.

January 2011

Being in the right place at the right time is the key to success in any business. And as the nation finally begins to climb out of one of the worst recessions in U.S. history, a number of quick-service companies are advising their franchisees that, with soft real estate prices, lower...

John Ramsay named company’s new senior director of business development, through which he will help the brand grow through large, multiunit area development agreements.

Four new store designs will help the global brand of nearly 800 stores stay fresh in its wide range of markets.

Fall bakery menu includes the addition of new seasonal treats and a line of calorie- and price-point-friendly “mini” pastries.
The new interior look is a 'blend' of design standards and brand attributes.
Experts believe Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) are the smartest investments for quick-serve brands looking to go international.
The family-owned coffee and tea retailer gives back to the troops with its fourth annual "Support from Home" campaign, which runs through September 12.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf offers three "Ultimate" drinks now through September 12 to celebrate summer.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has a new line of teas that will be introduced to the market in March.
Beverage chain launches new and old holiday-inspired menu items, donates to charity.