Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf launches cold brew coffee, tea

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is expanding its selection of cold brew coffee and teas in time for summer. The new beverages, which include Vietnamese Cold Brew Coffee, Mango Cold Brew Tea, Peach Jasmine Cold Brew Tea, Raspberry Cold Brew Tea and Black Cherry Cold Brew Tea, are available until Aug.

U.S. Starbucks ups the cost of a cup 10 to 20 cents

Starbucks said this week it raised the price of a regular drip coffee by 10 to 20 cents in most U.S. stores on Tuesday, according to Associated Press on Yahoo.finance. Budgeting for the weekly caffeine fix at the mermaid-emblazoned chain...

Nestle paying Starbucks $7B to form coffee alliance

Starbucks Corporation is forming a global coffee alliance with Nestle S.A. to accelerate and grow the global reach of its brands in consumer packaged goods and foodservice, according to a company press release. As part of the alliance, Nestle will...

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf launches mobile ordering

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has launched mobile ordering within its rewards app. The feature is available now at all 191 company-owned locations in Southern California and Arizona, and will be extended to include franchise locations and new geographic...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe serving cacti

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has put cacti on the menu. The Citrus Cactus Smoothie, available for a limited time only, blends together cactus, orange, apple, mango, pineapple and freshly squeezed lime juice, and is available in participating Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations...

Lemonade unveils cold-pressed lemonade-infused drinks

Lemonade Restaurant Group has created cold-pressed lemonade-infused drinks. Available at all locations across California, options include Skinny Lemonade T's, Fruity Yogurt Smoothies infused with lemonade and FROZade, according to a company press release. The Skinny Lemonade T's, which have 30...

NRA puts Coca-Cola leader in development, industry relations post

The National Restaurant Association has appointed retired Coca-Cola Company executive Roy Jackson as executive vice president of development and industry relations, a news release said. Jackson brings strategic account management, operations and enterprise sales expertise to the role after more...

Wellbilt buys Crem International

Restaurant equipment provider, Welbilt Inc., has signed an agreement to buy Crem International (Avaj International Holding AB) from Priveq Investment Fund IV L.P. and SEB Venture Capital, for $224 million, with an expected Q2 closing date, a news release said....

Dr Pepper Snapple Group to merge with Keurig Green Mountain

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and Keurig Green Mountain Inc.

Zoes Kitchen unveils new design, beverage menu

Zoes Kitchen opens the doors today of its new restaurant prototype. Located at 6004 Falls of Neuse Rd., Suite 100, in Raleigh, North Carolina, the store includes a variety of features designed to enhance guests' dining experience, provide more convenience...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe signs multi-unit deal for Florida expansion

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has signed a second deal in less than a year with franchisee and U.S. Army veteran Emily Harrington.

Nekter Juice Bar celebrating 2 North Carolina openings

Nekter Juice Bar is getting ready to open its first two East Coast locations in North Carolina. A unit in Charlotte's South End will celebrate its grand opening Friday, while the Nekter in Cornelius will hold its celebration Saturday, according...

PJ's Coffee brewing franchising opportunities in Mississippi

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans, a Ballard Brands brand, is looking to open up to 30 locations in Mississippi over the next two to three years. Via franchising, the chain is targeting Jackson, Oxford and Columbus, according to a company...

Starbucks holiday cups encourage 'doing good'

Halloween is barely a day old, which has become the official time for Starbucks to release its holiday cups. The chain has marked the arrival of the holidays with its specially designed red cups since 1997, becoming a symbol itself of the season, according to company press release. This year is no exception with the chain's U.S.

Main Squeeze Juice Co. launches national franchise program

Main Squeeze Juice Co., a newcomer to the more than $5 billion juice market, has moved its headquarters to New Orleans and officially launched its franchise opportunity, according to a company press release. With a flagship store already serving customers...

Pret A Manger gives coffee freebies with mobile app launch

Pret A Manger is celebrating the launch of its new Android and iOS mobile app by treating the first 50,000 customers who download it to five free coffees each, according to a press release. The app, created by LevelUp, also...

Starbucks in China welcomes mobile pay

Alipay users in China can now use the mobile wallet to pay for coffee and food at all Starbucks locations in China. The move comes 10 months after WeChat became a payment option inside Chinese Starbucks, according to MobilePaymentsToday.com. To...

Drnk Coffee + Tea and Quench on franchise mission

Drnk coffee + tea and Quench juice bar — sister brands based in California — are expanding via multi-unit development deals for Long Island, Houston and Los Angeles. Construction is also underway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the first of more...

PJ's Coffee brewing national franchise opportunities

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans is hoping to take a venti-sized piece out of the $100 billion-a-year coffee industry, anticipating 100 locations open by the end of 2017. The 90-unit chain has been prepping for a nationwide expansion by launching...

Consumers spending $181 billion on beverages

Restaurants hoping to increase check spend should pour some energy into their beverage offerings, according to Technomic’s 2017 Away-From-Home Beverage Study. It found that nonalcohol beverages are a large and growing part of the foodservice industry. Combined sales from soft...

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