Looking for 'coffee and conversation'? Starbucks wants to help

More than 3 million Match.com members list "coffee and conversation" as one of their interests, and Starbucks wants to make sure those conversations take place in one of its locations. Match members can now use the "Meet at Starbucks" feature...

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Three takeaways from Starbucks' Q1 2015 report

Starbucks' consistent success comes down to three things: a strong loyalty program, excellent operational execution and product innovation.

Juice It Up! gears up for aggressive expansion under new VP

The California-based juice bar and smoothie concept hired its first-ever VP of Business Development in November, and Laina Sullivan is ready to take it nationwide.

A peek inside Starbucks' first Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room

A projected 1.4 million pounds of small lot coffee will be roasted in the first year at the new Roastery, doubling current production rates.

The chefs have spoken: Menu trend predictions for 2015

After years on the rise, gluten-free cuisine has fallen out of the top 10 list of the National Restaurant Association's annual survey.

Gluten-free beer finds its way

I can't tell you how many photos from friends I receive of restaurant bar menus that feature gluten-free beer. The photos are sent out of enthusiasm for the gluten-free movement making its way to the beer menus across the country...

Tea, craft soda, beer bubbling up in beverage trends

Fast casual operators can pull away from the pack by offering trendy beverages like handcrafted sodas, specialty teas and alcohol. But will margins be high enough to make it worth it?

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.

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NEWS


World Tea Expo set for May 6 – 8 in SoCal

The 13th annual World Tea Expo will take place May 6 – 8, 2015 in Long Beach, California at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Mars Drinks adds Peet's to workplace coffee offerings

Mars will offer Peet's French Roast, Café Domingo and Columbia Luminosa in its proprietary, recyclable Freshpacks.

Starbucks adds Flat White espresso beverage

Starbucks Coffee Company has announced the launch of the Flat White espresso beverage.

Juice It Up! opens third Huntington Beach location

The new Huntington Beach Juice It Up! is located in the Huntington Beach Promenade at 21008 Beach Blvd. in Huntington Beach.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf spices up winter menu with Mexican Chocolate

The Mexican Chocolate Latte, Mexican Chocolate Ice Blended drink and Mexican Hot Chocolate feature chocolate and cinnamon.

HMSHost to open Starbucks Reserve Evenings at LAX

HMSHost has signed an agreement with Westfield to bring four new restaurants to Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal 6. According to a news release, the first restaurants are scheduled to open in June of 2015, with the last being completed in May 2016.

National Restaurant Association Show rebrands wine, spirits and beer event

The International Wine, Spirts & Beer Event, a perennial feature of the National Restaurant Association Show in May, has been renamed as BAR, which stands for Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants. The BAR branding will debut at the NRA Show in...

Cowboy Chicken adds Razzleberry Tea

Cowboy Chicken's new Razzleberry Tea is available at all Cowboy Chicken locations for a limited time and is freshly brewed from tea leaves infused with raspberries and blackberries.

Starbucks China opens new reserve store, rolls out partner exchange program

The Chengdu Taikoo Li store features Sichuan-inspired tiles, silk artwork by local craftsmen, and a warm wood tone interior similar to the materials used in the recent refurbishment of the nearby historic Daci Temple.

Peet's pulls out of Ohio after 18 months

The company had said it planned to grow its East Coast presence from the Cleveland market; now its focus will shift to better-performing markets.

Barnie's CoffeeKitchen to offer special deals on Dec. 22

Guests can get a free cup of coffee and discounts on products during "Santa's White Christmas Day."

Caribou Coffee to offer packs for new Keurig 2.0 carafe

Caribou Coffee has renewed its partnership with Keurig Green Mountain Inc. with a 10-year agreement for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of Caribou Coffee in Keurig pack formats.

2015 beverage trends survey now open

QSRweb, sister website of FastCasual and PizzaMarketplace, is preparing a new report about beverage trends for 2015 and is currently looking for restaurant operator perspectives on the topic. The report will assess current beverage trends in the restaurant industry, from...

In 5 years, your whole day could revolve around Starbucks

Just when you thought the coffee behemoth can't possibly get any bigger, it announces a five-year plan to grow even more through non-traditional venues,expanded dayparts, mobile ordering and delivery.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian surfs into West Palm Beach, Florida

The location at the Palm Beach Outlets is located on the east side of the shopping center in front of the New York & Company Outlet.

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