Blue Bottle Coffee began as a coffee roastery and retail company specializing in brewing its coffee at the peak time to achieve the best flavor. Blue Bottle remains a popular retail brand, but it has also expanded with cafes on both coasts as well as in Japan. The company has received more than $120 million in investment funding, which has helped it grow from a small indie brand into a major coffee player. That attracted the interest of Nestle, which acquired a 68% stake in the business last year.
|2017 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)||$27*|
|YOY Sales Change||34.3%|
|2017 U.S. Units||40|
|YOY Unit Change||42.9%|
|2017 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$830*|
|Future 50 Year||2018|