Starbucks redesigns Android app

Starbucks has redesigned its Android app, adding several new features.

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New beverages, food give Starbucks a lift in Q3

Food sales drove two points of comp growth in the U.S., and the breakfast sandwich platform surged 40 percent.

The Starbucks mobile wallet: Will fantasy become reality?

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez believes robust rewards could help such an initiative take off.

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

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NEWS


Café Intermezzo opening up franchise markets in the Southeastern US

The upscale café is looking to expand its footprint into other major Southern cities through franchising.

Thinking small: Starbucks testing a 10-ounce Frappuccino

Starbucks is the latest restaurant to test the waters with smaller offerings for the budget and diet conscious customer.

More consumers seeking out restaurants for beverage offerings

Specialty beverages – from coffees to teas to craft beers – have been on an upswing in the restaurant industry for the past few years and more consumers are now seeking them out. According to new research from Technomic, 21...

Starbucks introducing three new single-source coffees for grocery stores

Shoppers will be able to choose from three new single-source Starbucks coffees rolling out to grocery stores in mid-September.

Caribou Coffee rolls out fall menu, scavenger hunt

Caribou Coffee is kicking off the fall season by adding a Pumpkin Ginger Latte to its menu.

Starbucks releases limited edition Geisha coffee

The rare, small batch of Starbucks Reserve Costa Rica Geisha La Ines is available online in the U.S. for a limited time.

Starbucks selects winner in fan-created cup contest

Starbucks has selected a winning design for a new reusable tumbler from more than 4,000 entries in its #WhiteCupContest.

Starbucks launching roastery, small-footprint stores

Starbucks Coffee Company announced the launch of a one-of-a-kind, interactive Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, and will test small-footprint, express stores in NYC.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf adds five drinks to fall menu

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is adding three new flavors to its fall lineup: Butter Pecan Latte, Butter Pecan Ice Blended drink, and Pumpkin Chai Ice Blended drink.

Tropical Smoothie Café launches latest Superfood Smoothie: UnBEETable Berry

Tropical Smoothie Café announced that the latest product in its Superfood Smoothie series, the UnBEETable Berry, will be added to its menu for a limited time starting Aug. 25.

Starbucks rolling Pumpkin Spice Latte out early

Starbucks will roll out its Pumpkin Spice Latte early this year, returning the popular drink to the menu on Aug. 25.

Tim Hortons celebrates autumn with return of Pumpkin Pie Iced Capp and Latte, intros new baked goods

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is kicking off the pumpkin season with the return of its signature Pumpkin Pie Iced Capp and Pumpkin Pie Latte in the chain's U.S. restaurants. Prepared fresh in-restaurant and hand blended with real cream, the Pumpkin Pie Iced Capp sells for $2.79 for a 12-ounce small.

Teas honored for excellence

Fourteen teas took first-place awards in key categories during the North American Tea Championship's (NATC) evaluation of spring-harvest 2014 hot teas.

Caribou Coffee adds salads, wraps, snack boxes to menu

Caribou Coffee is adding green salads, wraps, pasta salads, snack boxes and fruit to its menu.

Maui Wowi slings smoothies at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Maui Wowi Hawaiian made its way into the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, the latest in the smoothie purveyor's appearances in non-traditional venues.

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The US coffee and specialty beverage industry generates more than $18 billion in annual combined revenue. Learn about the latest trends and discover how your restaurant can gain a piece of the coffee and specialty beverage market share.