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Menu launches take on a slower summer pace

Taste Tracker: Cool drinks debut at Applebee’s, Sonic and Caribou Coffee; Velvet Taco and Baja Fresh change up tacos; KFC tests nuggets; it’s a wrap for Arby’s; and more menu news of the week.

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The coffee business goes to the drive-thru

Giants like Starbucks and Domino’s are building more drive-thrus while regional drive-thru chains have exploded. And consumers are flocking to them.

The Minneapolis-based coffee chain is making a big bet on its drive-thru concept, one it designed with some assistance from its top operators.

The Minneapolis-based chain on Wednesday launched home delivery for weekly or monthly subscriptions of coffee, tea and ready-to-drink, canned beverages.

Caribou Coffee is introducing a new small-format location, while Starbucks is eyeing a pickup-only store.

Technomic’s look into global menu innovation reveals some surprises.

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It’s not just drinks driving sales at coffee shops.

The family controlling JAB Holding Co. acknowledges that an earlier version of the company used slave labor during World War II and that two predecessors were guilty of unprosecuted war crimes.

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