Coffeehouse chain Caribou Coffee is heading back to the Tri-State. On Tuesday, April 25, the company announced several multi-unit development agreements to franchise more than 300 locations across the United States, including locally in Cincinnati.
“Over the past 30 years, Caribou Coffee has refined and elevated the guest experience through an unwavering commitment to quality, as well as strategic investments in innovation,” president and CEO John Butcher said in a press release. “With a shared vision and commitment to Caribou’s core values, we’re thrilled to be further expanding our footprint nationwide alongside such experienced and passionate operators, and we look forward to supporting their success.”
In the release, the company said Mike Mariola Restaurants will be expanding their multi-unit development deal to open a total of 60 Caribou Coffee locations in the Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus areas. Mariola and his team signed their first agreement with Caribou Coffee in March 2022 and opened their first location in Wooster last November.
Cincinnati was home to several Caribou Coffee locations until the company shuttered or converted all 32 of their Ohio stores in 2013. Some Ohio locations reopened as Peet’s Coffee and Tea.
Caribou Coffee is best known for its signature coffee- and espresso-based drinks, ground coffee, all-day breakfast, bagels and bakery items. Specific locations across the Ohio markets have not been announced at this time.
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