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Photographed through glass, a Jordan Caribou employee dressed as "Carrie Bou," the franchise's mascot, made their way to to intersection of 2nd Street West and Triangle Street North to attract customers to the Caribou Cabin, which had its grand opening on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Photo by Casey Ek

The first of five "Caribou Cabins" made its grand opening in Jordan on Friday, Nov. 15. 

The popular Minnesota-based coffee chain Caribou Coffee continued to spread caffeinated consciousness and launched its first walk-up and drive-through only store on Tuesday at the Jordan location's soft opening, and ever since then, the staff at the Caribou Cabin has had little time to rest, according to Director of Operations for Caribou Ben Anderson.

"We literally started at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday with the first customer, and it's been go from there," Anderson said from within the Jordan Caribou Cabin. 

On Tuesday, the location had its soft opening and welcomed patrons of all varieties, with all schedules, Anderson said. 

Where some service-based businesses may have been overwhelmed with the early rush, the team at the Jordan Caribou have been nothing but excited to serve the multiple rounds of customers. That's because the idea of being part of a first-of-a-kind experience with a community that has done nothing but embraced the business is a welcomed recipe, Anderson said. But the Jordan Caribou has embraced the community just as strongly as the community has embraced it, Anderson said. 

"It's part of Caribou's DNA to be part of the community," Anderson said. "And what's cool about this community is that as soon as we started showing up, everybody sought us out."

As part of the grand opening festivities, the Jordan Caribou is offering $1 from every purchase made on Saturday and Sunday to the Jordan Pride Booster Club. And Anderson said his ears are open for any other ways the Jordan Caribou Cabin can get even more involved with the community. 

"I'm excited about the long term," Anderson said. 

The Jordan store is also the first of its kind to serve Caribou's Caribou Bou-sted," a line of caffeinated sparkling waters.

The store is located at 225 Triangle Lane in Jordan.

Store hours:

Monday 4:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

Tuesday 4:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

Wednesday 4:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

Thursday 4:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

Friday 4:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

Saturday 5:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

Sunday 5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

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