Starbucks Glitch Reveals How Modern Cash Registers Can Fail

A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations. Registers that once merely rang up tabs and stored cash have evolved into hubs…
Starbucks to Test Mobile Trucks on College Campuses this Fall

Starbucks has built retail locations in dozens of college campuses across the country. Now they’re expanding further with mobile delivery methods to get caffeine to more students. Arizona State University is one of three campuses picked for testing the new…
Tim Hortons Goes Dark Across North America

Company launches first new blend in its history with full-flavoured Dark Roast Oakville, Ontario  (RestaurantNews.com)  Welcome to Tim Hortons, will that be a Double Double Dark or Original? On Friday, August 15, Dark Roast coffee makes its North American debut…
Starbucks Offers Full Tuition Reimbursement for Employees to Complete a Bachelor’s Degree

New York, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Arizona State University (ASU) announced  the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, a powerful, first-of-its-kind program designed to unleash lifetime opportunity for thousands of eligible part-time and full-time U.S. partners (employees). Starbucks chairman, president and ceo…
Tim Hortons celebrates 50 years, but faces new challenges beyond coffee

As the candles burn out on Tim Horton’s 50th Anniversary celebration this weekend, the iconic Canadian brand is looking to avoid a mid-life crisis. Saturday marks the official half-century birthday of the original “Tim Horton Donuts” restaurant in Hamilton, which…
Starbucks CEO announces $30 million gift for U.S. troops

Eleven years ago after U.S. forces thundered into Iraq at the start of a war that would last nearly nine years, the chairman of Starbucks is announcing a $30 million gift to help war vets. Howard Schultz told CBS News…
3 Reasons Starbucks Is Still on Fire Heading Into 2014

It is hard to believe that Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX  ) traded for less than $10 just five years ago. Today, it trades nearly nine times higher than its financial-crisis low and has charged up 43% in the last year —…
Starbucks Creates Wonder, Shares Joy with Customers this Holiday Season

Beverage Share Event, new Gingerbread Latte and alice + olivia designer collection debut, Starbucks® Christmas Blend returns alongside seasonal favorites Seattle, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) today welcomed the launch of the holiday season in Starbucks® stores nationwide. To…
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop Offers Free Donut to All U.S. Veterans

U.S. Restaurant Chain Continues Annual Free Donut Giveaway on Veterans’ Day Dublin, OH  (RestaurantNews.com)  This Veterans’ Day, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is giving all active and inactive U.S. military veterans a free donut in an effort to thank…
Tim Hortons pilots new dark roast coffee

Company introduces new blend in Canadian and U.S. test markets Oakville, Ontario  (RestaurantNews.com)  For the first time in the coffee company’s 49-year history, Tim Hortons is offering guests in two select markets the opportunity to try a brand new blend…
Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar Debuts in New York City’s Upper East Side

Starbucks customer experience melds with Teavana’s tea artistry to create a first-of-its-kind modern tea bar New York, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) today previewed the first-of-its-kind Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar in New York City’s Upper East Side. Opening tomorrow,…
Free coffee in Starbucks’ ‘come together’ promo

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants lawmakers to come together to resolve their political gridlock. And he’s giving away free coffee to customers who set an example how to do it. From Wednesday to Friday, the coffee chain is offering a…
Starbucks’ Schultz eyes global growth

The new health care legislation has forced many large companies to skimp on health coverage, if not cancel it altogether, for spouses, retirees and part-timers among others. But coffee giant Starbucks is not one of them. CEO Howard Schultz says…
Starbucks Unveils Two Iconic Flagship Stores in China

Stores feature innovative, new concepts, including a “coffee tribute” design and an “eclectic chic” 24-hour store, to elevate the unique Starbucks Experience and the local community connection for customers in Beijing, China Beijing  (RestaurantNews.com)  Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today…
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A decade after it was first offered, Starbucks most successful seasonal beverage arrives in stores alongside fall favorites. Seattle, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) today welcomes the return of the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), back for its 10th…