Jamba Juice will hold sampling event Aug. 6

Jamba Inc today announced it will give away free samples of its recently-launched, made-to-order juices blended with whole foods at stores nationwide on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m.

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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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Robeks adds melon and mint to seasonal menu

Robeks fresh juices and smoothies is adding three new items featuring melon and mint to its seasonal menu. In many markets locally-grown fruits and produce will be used. "With these refreshing summer menu choices, we are keeping in step with our motto at Robeks — 'Healthy never tasted this good,'" CMO Chad Bailey said in a news release.

Villa Enterprises adds hibiscus, mango, pomegranate tea flavors

Villa Enterprises has added new flavored iced teas including hibiscus, mango and pomegranate at its restaurant concepts, Green Leaf’s and Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, participating locations for a limited time. Also, Green Leaf’s & Bananas has kicked off a...

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.

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.

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