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Dutch Bros. Coffee

Technology

Dutch Bros hopes its app launches a digital transformation

The coffee chain's new app was popular when it was introduced two weeks ago with almost no fanfare.

Financing

The story behind Dutch Bros Coffee’s quiet yet impressive growth

Joth Ricci, president of the 400-unit chain, joins this week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” to discuss the company’s growth strategies.

Restaurants are driving consumer interest with lots of new launches.

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The drive-thru coffee brand wants to get to 800 shops in five years.

Sales among the coffee cafe chains among the Top 500 increased 9.7% in 2016 to $24.8 billion, and units grew 4.8% to 24,391.

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Drive-thru coffee cafes offering affordable, premium coffees and speedy service

The top and fastest-growing chains don’t always align with average total menu items in their sectors.

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