Caribou Coffee

Pigging Out

Pork was promoted for years as “the other white meat” to boost its exposure and dispel consumer perception that it’s too fatty. These days, pork is anything but “other” at many limited-service restaurants, though it’s often under the guise of specific ingredients: Menus mention items like sausage at breakfast, pepperoni for pizzas, and ham on sandwiches. And of course there’s bacon, a foodservice staple made from pork bellies.

Pork is increasingly finding a home on quick-serve menus due to consumers’ evolving tastes and the product’s flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

Quick-Serve Industry Continues to Rise and Shine

With more quick-serve players jumping into the morning daypart, breakfast traffic continues to surge. A new report from The NPD Group, a global information and advisory firm, shows a 3 percent gain in sales during the morning meal across the whole restaurant industry in 2013.

Fit Right In

In downtown New Orleans, local artistry and distinctive architecture are never more than a stone’s throw away. For this reason, it may come as a surprise to some visitors to find the world’s most ubiquitous coffeehouse chain nestled among the businesses on Canal Street.

But, unlike other units boasting the Starbucks name, this store capitalizes on the growing trend of interior design uniquely tailored to fit the surrounding neighborhood.

Caribou Doubles Down on Franchise Management

Caribou Coffee, the Minneapolis-based specialty beverage concept, is doubling down on its investment in franchisees with a technology revamp. The brand turned to FranConnect for an innovative, high-tech franchise management solution that connects corporate employees to Caribou’s vast franchise network spanning more than 40 states and nine countries outside the U.S.

Caribou Rings in New Year with New Loyalty Program

Caribou Coffee announces the launch of its new loyalty program, Caribou Perks, created to enhance the overall guest experience at Caribou coffeehouses nationwide and reward the brand's passionate fans. Through this program, Caribou guests will be able to enjoy their favorite Caribou menu items and earn perks along the way. Rewards can be everyday items, special treats, or great offers from Caribou.

 

Caribou and Bruegger’s Open 3rd Cobranded Unit in NC

A rendering of the Caribou-Bruegger's location in Minneapolis.

Step into the former Caribou Coffee unit in Olde Raleigh, North Carolina, and you’ll catch a whiff of something unexpected: the scent of fresh-baked bagels and muffins. ­That’s because the Duraleigh Road location is now home to a Caribou and a Bruegger’s in one cobranded space.

While the two brands have long shared history—the first Caribou Coffee opened in Edina, Minnesota, in 1992, with a door that connected it to an existing Bruegger’s Bagels—the Olde Raleigh unit is only the third of its kind, with the first two cobrands located in Minneapolis.

Caribou Joins Minnesota Wool Mill to Sell Holiday Gifts

Caribou Coffee announced that for the first time ever this holiday season, it will be partnering with Faribault Woolen Mill Co., a historic mill in Minnesota established in 1865, to provide fans with luxury items that are not only serve as holiday gifts, but are also a piece of history.

With strong regional ties and a commitment to quality and artistry, these two Minnesota-based brands will offer Caribou guests this first-ever cobranded holiday collection, which speaks to the companies' shared values of community and tradition.

Caribou and Bruegger’s Partner for Co-Branded Locations

Caribou Coffee and Bruegger’s Bagels have developed new co-branded locations to bring the best of both brands with greater convenience to Minnesota and soon-to-be national guests. On November 15, the companies will open two stores in the Twin Cities, allowing guests to enjoy the highest quality coffees along with fresh-baked bagels and more, all in one place in a single transaction.

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