Minneapolis, MN – July 31, 2023 – Caribou Coffee®, a national premium coffeehouse and Panera Brands company, is celebrating its expansion in the state of Michigan with the opening of a new coffeehouse in Battle Creek. This is the first of more than 50 Caribou Coffee locations the Manna Development Group plans to open across the state.
“We have been looking forward to adding more options for our guests in Michigan,” said Matthew Walls, Chief Development Officer of Caribou Coffee. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with Paul Saber and Patrick Rogers with Manna Development Group who will bring new job opportunities to the Michigan market to help strengthen and fuel the community. They are incredible operators and are dedicated to delivering Caribou’s purpose of creating day-making experiences for our guests.”
The Battle Creek opening comes on the heels of Caribou’s multi-unit development announcement to franchise more than 300 new locations domestically. Since its inception in 1992, Caribou Coffee has emerged as a leader in the national coffeehouse segment, becoming known for innovative handcrafted products and an award-winning customer experience and growing to more than 750 locations worldwide.
Industry-leading innovations in restaurant design have positioned Caribou Coffee for nationwide expansion, including the 2019 roll-out of its trailblazing Caribou cabin prototype featuring a significantly smaller footprint and drive-thru focused model, designed to offer speed and convenience without sacrificing quality and service. The Caribou cabin design coupled with the concept’s traditional coffeehouse prototype featuring a larger footprint for sit-down dining offers franchisees flexible real estate offerings that can cater to the unique criteria of their market.
The new location in Battle Creek, Mich. is a Caribou cabin design featuring mobile ordering, a drive-thru and pick-up window. The location at 2810 Capital Ave SW is open daily 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
About Caribou Coffee®
Founded in 1992, Caribou Coffee provides high-quality, handcrafted coffee-forward beverages and craveable food options in more than 750 coffeehouses worldwide. Each menu item is crafted with the purpose to create day-making experiences. Known for a commitment to sustainable practices and making a difference, Caribou Coffee serves 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees and espresso. This passion for premium is also why Caribou Coffee makes every handcrafted beverage with only clean label ingredients, like real chocolate chips and caramel, and no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or preservatives.
As of June 27, 2023, Caribou Coffee has 327 company-owned, 139 non-traditional and 303 franchise locations in 11 countries. The company is also a craft roaster and retailer of specialty bagged coffee, K-Cup® Pods and ready-to-drink products, which can be found online and in grocery stores, mass retailers, club stores, dining venues and office breakrooms across the United States.
Caribou Coffee is part of a portfolio of complementary brands bound by common values, Panera Brands, comprised of Panera Bread®, Caribou Coffee® and Einstein Bros.® Bagels. Panera Brands companies are independently operated and united in their mission to be force multipliers for good for their guests, communities, the planet and the shareholders they serve.
To learn more about Caribou Coffee, visit CaribouCoffee.com and follow the coffeehouse on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok or LinkedIn. Sign up for Caribou Coffee’s loyalty program, Caribou Perks®, at cariboucoffee.com/perks or text “Perks” to 762-CARIBOU.
About Manna Development Group
Founded in 2003, Manna Development Group operates 155 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in 10 states with their home office in Encinitas, CA. Manna operates under the Golden Rule: Serve others as you would like to be served, and spearheads a non-profit, Share the Dough, giving back to communities worldwide.
To learn more about Manna Development Group, please visit www.MannaDevelopment.com.