Minnesota-based Caribou Coffee will roll out a new store concept, called “Cabins,” in five cities throughout the state in the coming months, with one slated for Jordan, according to a company press release. The other locations include Burnsville, St. Peter, Big Lake, and Wilmar.
The “Caribou Cabins” will feature drive-thru and walk-up only windows, with no indoor seating. The small-format cabins will be in Caribou’s recognizable blue color and resemble the company’s “Northwoods” brand.
The Cabins will have an expanded beverage menu with a selection of breakfast sandwiches and bakery items. The Brooklyn Center-based Caribou also announced that the Cabin locations will be the first to offer their new Caribou Bou-sted® “flavor-infused” energy drinks made with coffee beans, in the form of sparkling waters, juices and sodas.
Caribou Coffee will look to add locations over the two years, exploring additional store formats in urban and suburban areas with the goal of increasing the company’s store penetration while offering more convenience and speed to customers.
“Caribou Coffee will continue to lean into the Northern roots that made our brand what it is today. We are confident that our new Cabin concept will differentiate us even more by delivering customers the highest quality coffee, expanded beverage innovation and guest interaction that only Caribou can deliver,” said John Butcher, president and CEO of Caribou Coffee in the press release.
The Jordan Caribou is planned for 225 Triangle Lane, the vacant building in the location which previously housed a Domino’s and Dairy Queen.
Lonnie Provencher, the project’s developer, stated that the project may open in late October, provided permitting goes as planned.