(MINNEAPOLIS) June 13, 2014 –Bruegger’s Bagels and Caribou Coffee will celebrate the opening of the Twin Cities’ fourth co-branded coffeehouse bakery on Wednesday, June 25, at the Shops at Wedgewood in Maple Grove. The partnership brings the best of both brands together with greater convenience, allowing guests to enjoy the highest-quality coffees along with fresh-baked bagels and more – all in one place in a single transaction.
“Minneapolis-St. Paul has been an incredibly strong market in terms of growth and guest loyalty for Bruegger’s Bagels and our partnership with Caribou Coffee builds on that solid base,” said Bruegger’s Bagels Vice President of Marketing Judy Kadylak. “Our companies share a long history in the Twin Cities and we look forward to providing the Maple Grove community a comfortable, neighborhood gathering place to enjoy great food and coffee all under one roof.”
The Maple Grove location continues to honor Bruegger’s Bagels’ 30-year baking heritage, with the baking area taking center stage. An open kitchen and plate glass windows allow guests inside and out to watch as bakers make fresh, authentic New York-style bagels throughout the day using a traditional kettle and artisan oven. Guests will now be able to enjoy the coffee expertise and high quality, handcrafted beverages that Caribou Coffee offers along with their bagels.
In celebration of the Maple Grove opening, the coffeehouse bakery will open at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, and the first 50 guests in line before 5:30 a.m. will be treated to bagels and coffee for a year (one bagel with cream cheese and one medium coffee each week for a year). Everyone else in line prior to 5:30 a.m. will receive a coupon for a bagel with cream cheese and medium coffee.
The 2,571-square-foot coffeehouse bakery, at 13384 Bass Lake Road in Maple Grove, features indoor seating for 21, as well as a patio area for 20 guests, a full view of the baking area, a drive thru window and free Wi-Fi. The coffeehouse bakery will be open Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
About Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc.
Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc. (BEI), a leader in the fast-casual restaurant segment, operates 305 Bruegger’s Bagels bakeries in North America. Renowned for its authentic, fresh-baked bagels, the chain also offers a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options made with high-quality, simple ingredients served with its unique brand of hospitality. Bruegger’s Bagels is dedicated to the communities it serves and supports charitable causes locally and nationally. BEI’s parent company, Groupe Le Duff, SA, is the world’s second-largest company in the bakery-cafe sector. Founded in 1983, BEI is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont. For more information, please visit www.brueggers.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brueggers.
About Caribou Coffee
Founded in 1992, Caribou Coffee Company is one of the leading branded coffee companies in the United States, with a compelling multi-channel approach to their customers. Based on the number of coffeehouses, Caribou Coffee is the second-largest company-operated premium coffeehouse operator in the United States. The Company’s coffeehouses aspire to be the community place loved by guests who are provided an extraordinary experience that makes their day better. Caribou Coffee provides the highest-quality handcrafted beverages, foods and coffee lifestyle items with a unique blend of expertise, fun and authentic human connection in a comfortable and welcoming coffeehouse environment. In addition, Caribou Coffee’s unique coffees are available within grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, office coffee and foodservice providers, hotels, entertainment venues and e-commerce channels. Caribou Coffee is a proud recipient of the Rainforest Alliance Corporate Green Globe Award and is committed to operating practices that promote sustainability and environmental protection. For more information, visit the Caribou Coffee website at www.cariboucoffee.com.
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