Coffee and espresso shops have become an unavoidable fixture in the U.S. restaurant landscape. But this has occurred only within the past couple of decades, with some brands existing since the 1980s or even the 1970s. In the right markets, these franchises have strong name recognition from the outset. Others have a market presence of around 1,000 units, which similarly aids consumer awareness. Some of the more established brands are paired with another key product: the doughnut.
Along those lines, many brands have added pastries and other baked goods or sandwiches to their menu lineup to provide more options to customers and make their restaurants a more appropriate lunch or breakfast destination. Keep in mind, however, that a broader menu means more equipment and more inventory. Others use more specialized techniques, such as roasting coffee where consumers can see (and smell).
Basic coffee shop franchises can fit in a fairly small footprint, and some have kiosk-type units (some of them drive-through) as an option. Even more traditional stores don?t require extensive square footage, making the real estate less costly, although some brands do place an emphasis on high-visibility placement.
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