SOURCE: Dutch Bros. Coffee

Dutch Bros. Coffee

February 22, 2013 09:00 ET

Dutch Bros. Coffee's Dutch Luv Day Brings In Over 200,000 Pounds of Food

GRANTS PASS, OR--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2013) - This year, Dutch Bros. Coffee's Feb. 14 Dutch Luv Day tipped the scales with 205,322 pounds of food collected -- more than double last year's total -- for food banks across seven states.

All 195 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations participated, offering customers drink specials in exchange for minimum canned food contributions.

Dutch Bros. franchisees everywhere reported their highest totals ever, a testament to the goodness of Dutch Bros. customers and communities.

"My community really rallied together, and we raised 2,300 pounds of food for the Evergreen Pantry Project!" reported East Vancouver franchisee Jessica Chudek. "The people running this project were in tears about how many students' families would benefit from this food drive."

Sharre Whitson of the Redding Good News Rescue Mission said, "This is one of the largest food drives we have ever had by a business. Dutch Bros. Redding collected 5,980 pounds of food!"

"Central Oregon collected 7,020 pounds of canned food to benefit NeighborImpact -- Our best year to date!" said Kaelyn Costa, Dutch Bros. Central Oregon Marketing Manager.

Carrie Wall, franchisee for Lacey, Wash., says, "It was a landslide blow-out this year! We are so completely stoked on our poundage! Last year we did around 700 pounds, and this year we did 1,925! Words can't express how completely grateful I am for our amazing community."

That same tune of gratitude rang throughout the 94 cities where Dutch Bros. Coffee is located, with local owner-operators everywhere taking joy in the opportunity to team up with customers to help feed hungry friends and neighbors.

To learn more about Dutch Bros. Coffee, visit www.dutchbros.com.

About Dutch Bros. Coffee
Founded in Southern Oregon in 1992 by dairy farmer brothers Dane and Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country's largest privately held, drive-thru coffee company.

Having started from humble beginnings, as a single espresso pushcart in the small town of Grants Pass, Ore., the company now has nearly 200 locations in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.

Dutch Bros. Coffee serves specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freezes, teas and its private-label Dutch Bros. Blue Rebel™ energy drink that customers can infuse with their favorite flavors.

Every cup of Dutch Bros. coffee is handcrafted -- roasted by hand in the Pacific Northwest, blended by hand and then ground and pulled by hand, ristretto-style.

Dutch Bros. Coffee was ranked by J.D. Power and Associates as highest in customer satisfaction compared to other coffee companies in its 2012 Specialty Coffee Retailer Satisfaction Report(SM).

Dutch Bros. Coffee franchises are locally owned and operated, so owners have a personal investment in the communities they serve and contribute to various local causes and organizations.

Dutch Bros. Coffee has always focused more on people than the bottom line, with a desire to transform lives rather than conduct transactions. In 2011, the company donated more than $1 million to nonprofit organizations, including local food banks, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Cancer Society and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Dutch Bros. Coffee is headquartered in Grants Pass, Ore. To learn more about Dutch Bros., visit www.dutchbros.com, www.facebook.com/dutchbros or www.twitter.com/dutchbros.