04.28.2009
Strategic Joint Venture will Guide Coffee Shop’s Development in Airport Sector
 
The Coffee Bean & Tea LeafThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, a privately held chain of specialty coffee and tea stores based in Southern California, today announces its exclusive, strategic relationship with Buffalo-based Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitalities Services (DNC), a global leader in hospitality and food services. Per the agreement, DNC will expand The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s® presence nationwide by developing and operating The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®airport stores. These locations will expand the brand’s reach and introduce its signature coffees, teas and Ice Blended® drinks with the same look and feel its customers have enjoyed for the past 46 years.
 
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has a very strong brand presence and consumer following on the West Coast,” said Matt King, president of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. “We’re looking forward to expanding the brand’s exposure in airports nationwide and bringing The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® experience to new customers seeking a best in class premium coffee and tea experience.”
 
Bob Kaufmann, vice president of business development and franchises of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, stated, “We are thrilled to be working with DNC as our exclusive strategy for growth in US airports. Their management team is a great fit with our company, and we are confident that their passion for our brand will translate to the travelers who enjoy our beverages at our airport stores.”
 
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitalities Services currently has three The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® stores in their system: two at Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif., and one at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Worldwide, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has 25 total airport stores, and has several new locations under development with DNC.
 
For more information about The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, please contact Katie Casey at (310) 578-7050 or email casey@formulapr.com. Please contact Chris Whitcomb at (716) 858-5773 or email CWhitcom@dncinc.com for more information on Delaware North Companies.
 
 
About Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, is one of the nation’s leading airport food service and retail companies, operating 300 restaurants and retail outlets in more than 25 airports worldwide. The GuestPath® customer service training program ensures that all Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services associates embody the company’s vision of “Providing Care and Comfort to People Away from Home.”
 
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com
 
About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®
Founded in 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held chain of specialty coffee and tea stores in the United States. With a reputation for excellence, the company is a leader in product innovations, having developed The Original Ice Blended® beverage. Providing the highest quality coffees and teas for 45 years, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® currently has more than 725 stores; 279 of which are company owned while 450 are franchised. These stores blanket the world in markets such as California, Arizona, Nevada, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Brunei, Indonesia, UAE, Israel, Australia, China, Kuwait, Egypt, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Vietnam, Mexico and the Philippines, and the chain continues to expand both domestically and internationally. For address, store information and hours, visit www.coffeebean.com
 
 

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