DeRusha Eats: Coffee, Tea & Bagels At New Caribou-Einstein StoreCaribou Coffee is trying to jolt sales by going way beyond coffee. In a prime spot in Caribou's hometown downtown, Minneapolis, they've launched a Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels store, featuring Argo Tea.
Vikings Offering Amenities To Keep Fans Warm SundayThe Minnesota Vikings are hoping for a sell-out for Sunday's playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. As the temperature drops, so is the demand for tickets. We founds seats as cheap as $50 on Ticketmaster on Thursday.
Caribou Coffee Stays Up All Night To Showcase New DrinkIt's called "Crafted Press" and it's the newest drink to invade Caribou Coffee this spring. The Minnesota company's new Crafted Press drink takes 12 hours to make.
WCCO This Morning Takes On Caribou's Coffee Madness ChallengeThe Sweet 16 tips off Thursday night on WCCO and our WCCO This Morning team tried their own March Madness competition with a twist. No need for a good shooting percentage for this game - all you need is coffee!
Police Seek Suspect In Coffee Shop Laptop TheftsA rash of laptop thefts in the east metro has coffee shops on high alert. Thieves are stealing laptops right out of the hands of customers at businesses in Maplewood and St. Paul. Two recent cases at a Caribou Coffee happened in broad daylight. Nick Ryan occasionally stops by the Caribou on Rice Street in Maplewood.
Troops Homecoming Sweetened By Local Girl ScoutsMore than six dozen military men and women are almost home Saturday night. The 461st of Fargo just completed a training exercise in the Dominican Republic. They came through the Armed Forces Service Center at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Saturday evening.
Minnesota Could Soon Be Dunkin' Donuts AgainDunkin' Donuts is looking to expand in to Minnesota. The last franchise closed in the late 1990s, but now the shop wants to open about 50 restaurants across the state by the end of next summer. A majority of them would be in the Twin Cities, but other cities, including Duluth, will have locations. Derek Struss is one of the people excited about Dunkin's return to Minnesota.
‘Investing In Our People’: Punch Pizza Raising Minimum Wage To $10The owners of a Minnesota pizza franchise are making an unusual business move this holiday season -- raising the pay for all their minimum wage workers to $10 an hour. The move at Punch Pizza comes as debate is sharpening over whether to raise Minnesota's minimum wage statewide.
Punch Pizza Raises Minimum Wage To $10 Per Hour The same week thousands of workers protested across the nation to raise the federal minimum wage, one Minnesota company decided to do something about it. John Puckett, co-owner of Punch Neapolitan Pizza, says all eight of their Twin Cities’ locations now have minimum wage set at $10 an hour. “My business partner and I decided to invest in our people because we are growing our company in the Twin Cities,” Puckett said. “We really believe to have the best quality product and service, it’s the right thing to do.” Minnesota’s minimum wage is $7.25. Puckett hopes the pay will keep good workers and attract valuable employees to their company.
Off Menu Items: See What You’re Missing Out On At Popular Restaurants You may be missing out on some fabulous food simply because it's nowhere to be found on the menu. We talked to several Twin Cities restaurants, coffee houses and fast food chains that all boast off-menu items.
Caribou To Close 80 Stores, Change 88 More To Peet’sCaribou Coffee is apparently putting up the white flag in its competition with coffee giant, Starbucks. The company has announced that 160 Caribou stores across the country are either closing down or changing names.
Caribou Sold For $340M To German Holding CompanyCaribou Coffee is being taken private by a German holding company in a deal valued at about $340 million.