Independent Joe #70 October/November 2021

Back in 2014, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees were adding amenities like free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating and even conference rooms to appeal to a growing sector of people staying connected and working remotely. By then, Dunkin’ had already established itself as a leader in drive-thru service—having helped pioneer the modern drive-thru experience. But in the late 2000s…

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Competitor News

We noted a story yesterday that had Caribou Coffee joining the ranks of those offering a coffee subscription service. Caribou, which is now owned by JAB Holdings through its Pret Panera Holding Company, is following in the footsteps of sister-company Panera which launched their subscription service over a year ago. While the Panera subscription plan…

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Competitor News

Panera, owned by JAB Holdings, made headlines this week with its launch of a new coffee subscription service nationwide. According to the company, subscribers, who must be loyalty members, will pay a monthly fee of $8.99 and be eligible for a “free” hot or iced coffee or tea every 2 hours. Starbucks also recently announced…

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