Caribou Coffee has entered the domestic franchise world with the opening just yesterday of its first domestic franchised location in Wooster, Ohio. The company, which has largely used non-traditional (licensed) operations for its business model with 325 company-owned units across the country. Another newer company in the coffee space, Hawaii-based Bad Ass Coffee, announced the signing of a 20-unit development deal for the Florida gulf coast. The company had set a target of 150 new store developments within the next five years. Bad Ass representatives have indicated this latest development signing puts them on track to reach that goal. And finally, earlier this month, Dutch Bros announced that its same-store sales systemwide rose 1.7% in the third quarter with same-store sales increasing in 38 of its 39 markets. The company explained that the Sacramento market is one of its biggest markets with strong average unit volumes. The CFO reported that infill development was primarily responsible and stated that removing the Sacramento DMA from the system would yield a same-store sales increase of 4.1% for the quarter.