First, there was In-n-Out Burger, then came See’s Candies and Trader Joe’s. Now another one of California’s imports, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, is planting itself in DFW and will attempt to convert many of you Starbucks people into the original ice blended coffee drinkers. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is opening at 15250 North Tollway, right next to In-n-Out. It’s going to become the California corner of Dallas in September, just you watch.
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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® to Open Stores in Dallas-Fort Worth Beginning September 2012
July 30, 2012 – DALLAS, TEXAS – The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, one of California’s premier daily destinations for coffee and tea beverages will open its first Dallas/Fort Worth location in early Fall. The first of several The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafes will be located at the Dallas North Tollway & Arapaho and is scheduled to open on September 28, 2012.
Frequented for decades by LA’s elite crowd, including many A-list celebrities, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brews more than 30 unique coffees and over 20 varieties of teas handpicked from around the globe. North Texans will now experience a superior alternative to the same daily grind.
Additionally, in the 1960s The Coffee Bean developed The Original Ice Blended® one of the café’s most popular drinks. The first of its kind, The Original Ice Blended is a frothy, iced coffee beverage prepared with the highest quality ingredients and offered in multiple flavors such as decadent white or dark chocolate, creamy vanilla and rich hazelnut. Tea lovers will immediately fall for the Iced Tea Lattes, a cool, delicious drink in more than 20 refreshing flavors — a sought after respite from the North Texas heat!
“Since the opening of the first café in 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has built a legendary following of loyal customers. We are so excited to bring this experience to the many coffee and tea aficionados in the Metroplex,” says Bill Duffy, Chief Operating Officer of Lone Star Bean.
Three years ago Lone Star Bean, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf franchisee for Texas, launched the first Texas The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Austin and was met with wild success, the company recently opened its 8th location in Austin.
The first DFW The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be in close proximity to another famed California brand, In & Out Burger.
“It’s coincidental that we landed so close to another of California’s most beloved exports but we are thrilled that many of our customers will experience the convenience of visiting our The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf café, along with In & Out Burger,” commented Duffy.
Look for additional The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations to open around the Metroplex in the coming months.