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Dutch Bros. Coffee

Financing

These restaurant chains could all go public soon

Sweetgreen is the latest chain reportedly considering an initial public offering. Dutch Bros and Torchy’s are both considering a similar move and Krispy Kreme has already filed, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Dutch Bros Coffee is reportedly considering an IPO

The company, backed by the private equity group TSG Consumer Partners, called a Bloomberg report of a potential offering this year “pure speculation.”

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

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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