Having been to Alaska on three occasions, I couldn’t help noticing that the beautiful glaciers have receded more with each time I visited, which is impacting wildlife, oceans and the overall environment.
Whether quick-service, fast-casual or a full-service restaurant, consumers are experimenting with new flavors and seeking more premium offerings like specialty coffee, cold-brew coffee and iced tea while dining out.
Lemonade Tea combines brand’s fresh-brewed iced tea with lemonade
July 5, 2017
Atlanta-based McAlister’s Deli added a new offering to its beverage menu just in time for the hottest month of the year. Combining two made-with pure cane sugar beverage favorites, Lemonade Tea is a blend of freshly brewed McAlister's Famous Tea and Lemonade, the company says.
Foodservice chain pairs release with summer sweepstakes
May 30, 2017
Sonic Drive-In, Oklahoma City, is teaming up with Paramount Pictures and the upcoming June 21 theatrical release of “Transformers: The Last Knight,” directed by Michael Bay, to deliver a new lineup of icy Slushes and a chance to win thousands of prizes with the Sonic Transform Your Summer Sweepstakes.
All iced teas, tea lemonades now sweetened with new liquid cane sugar
March 21, 2017
With the start of spring, Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. announced new Teavana tea beverages: Teavana Shaken Iced White Tea and Teavana Lightly Sweet Chai Tea Latte. The teas, along with the regional roll-out of ready-to-drink (RTD) Teavana Craft Iced Teas, will be available at Starbucks stores in the Northeast United States, the company says.
Company also launches reinvented iced tea portfolio
March 9, 2017
The San Rafael, Calif.-based Mighty Leaf Tea Co., which specializes in artisan blends of whole leaf teas, herbs and fruits, launched a new multi-tiered tea program, offering three distinct lines of teas to serve the multi-faceted needs of its foodservice customers. The new program is a part of the company’s broader strategy to offer a high-quality tea program for the foodservice channel at every price point and for every venue, the company says.
For the fifth year in a row, Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies, a franchise specializing in Hawaiian coffees and fruit smoothies, is offering its small smoothie for $2.14 on Feb. 14, to commemorate Valentine’s Day. Sweethearts can enjoy this deal at participating Maui Wowi retail locations across the country, the company says.
Consumers receive free doughnut with coffee purchase in February
February 1, 2017
Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. announced an all-new, freshly brewed coffee designed to be the perfect complement to its Original Glazed doughnuts and other treats, the company says.