Genghis Grill launches new summer drinks

Genghis Grill announced the limited launch of three new summer drinks. Available at restaurants nationwide for $2.99 each, the new Strawberry Summer line features blends of tea, mango, lemonade and watermelon along with strawberries.  The drinks will only be available through Sept.

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Maui Wowi CEO: Sky's the limit for brand's growth

The coffee/specialty beverage brand just launched an online store for guests who want to have its products shipped to them.

bd's Mongolian Grill aims for incremental sales lift with new drink offerings

The company is broadening its craft beer selection to remain on trend.

Biggest challenge for breakfast daypart is converting eat-at-home consumers

Americans spend only 12 minutes eating breakfast; those 12 minutes should be seen as precious by restaurant operators.

3 reasons why the Starbucks app would fail at your restaurant

Without mobile ordering, customers only seem to care about mobile payment if you give them free coffee.

A look at Starbucks' global offerings

Starbucks around the world offer specialty menu items that incorporate local flavors to honor cultures.

Digital, food, Oprah highlight Starbucks' Shareholders Meeting

The beer and wine tests are going better than expected and will be expanded to multiple cities.

Loitering: Critics on both sides of the fence slam limited-service chains

How can restaurants create an inviting customer experience without playing socio-economic favorites?

Taking a deep dive into beverage trends

Consumers have told us they want more coffee, tea and alcohol options from restaurants

Why Bruegger's launched a new design, menu

Along with the new physical design, the chain has updated its logo, point-of-purchase materials, to-go packaging and is now in the process of updating the catering packaging.

Starbucks 'uniquely positioned' as consumers shift to digital

The company processed 2-plus million new Starbucks card activations a day leading up to Christmas.

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DaVinci Gourmet intros new smoothie mixes for foodservice operators

DaVinci Gourmet has introduced new smoothies made without artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives. According to a news release, the smoothies include two servings of fruit per 8-ounce finished drink and are geared toward the foodservice industry. "With healthy eating on...

Starbucks moving Teavana to Seattle

The Seattle Times reported recently that Teavana’s corporate operations will move from Atlanta to Starbucks’ Seattle headquarters. Ninety-nine people employed at the Atlanta location will be affected by the move. Some will relocate to Seattle, others will remain in Atlanta for the next year or two, and others will be let go.

Starbucks opens first store in Colombia

Starbucks Coffee Company announced today the opening of its first store in Colombia. Fifty more stores are planned to open in the market over next five years. Located in the stylish Parque de la 93 in Bogota, the three-level store...

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s largest ad campaign targets Millennials

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has launched its largest advertising campaign in brand history. According to a news release, the new campaign targets Millennials through radio, outdoor, digital video, banner ads and sentiment-driven social media placements with the tagline,...

Red Mango launches cold brewed coffee, iced and frozen latte lines

Red Mango today announced the launch of its new Iced Coffee Collection featuring artisanal cold-brewed coffee, as well as iced and frozen lattes. "We all know the traditional way to prepare iced coffee is to first make hot coffee and...

Extreme Pita launches two new beverages

Extreme Pita announced the launch of two new beverages in restaurants at participating locations in Canada and the U.S. The beverages will be offered in one 12-ounce size and in two varieties for $2.49 or $1.99 when purchased with an entrée.

Wow Bao and Harvest Juicery announce tasting

Wow Bao and Harvest Juicery recently announced a bao and juice tasting on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

boloco announces new summer smoothies

boloco recently announced the addition of the new Tropi-Kale and the Orange Dreamsicle smoothies to its summer menu. The Tropi-Kale smoothie features a mix of kale, mango, cucumbers, celery, apple juice, honey and ice. The Orange Dreamsicle includes orange juice,...

Orange Leaf adds self-serve smoothies

Orange Leaf recently announced the addition of self-serve smoothies to its menu. “Orange Leaf’s product development team strives to introduce new flavors and products that delight our customers and give them a fun experience,” CEO Reese Travis said in a...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe adds Totally Green Smoothie to menu

Tropical Smoothie Café announced recently the addition of the Totally Green Smoothie to its Superfood Smoothie menu. The new smoothie features cucumber, green apple, kale, spinach, celery and kiwi. "Since debuting the Island Green Smoothie in 2013, we have seen...

Caribou Coffee plants flag near Minneapolis’ Target Field

Caribou Coffee recently opened a new store in downtown Minneapolis near Target Field, at the newly expanded Target Field Station. The Minnesota-based brand will celebrate with a grand opening on July 9, offering free coffee for a year for the...

Brewsticks now available for purchase at Barnies CoffeeKitchen

Barnie's CoffeeKitchen will offer Brewsticks for purchase at BarniesCoffeeKitchen.com starting today. The single serve, portable packets include 100-percent Arabica coffee that dissolves in hot or cold water.

Maui Wowi adding two mobile carts in Texas

Two new mobile carts are being added to Maui Wowi's Texas presence. Kimberly and Tony Revis of Houston, Texas plan to use the carts in events and venues in the Houston area.

Caribou Coffee recognizes Lyons Magnus as supplier of the year

Caribou Coffee recognized Lyons Magnus today with its the inaugural Supplier of the Year Award. Lyons Magnus supplies Caribou Coffee with ingredients for smoothies, juice and tea blends. "We're happy to award Lyons Magnus – our partner of 14 years...

La Prep now sells Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee exclusively

La Prep announced recently that all of its coffee is now sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. The change took effect June 9. Rainforest Alliance certification helps support the rights and well-being of farm workers, the conservation of natural resources,...

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