The rapidly-expanding Dutch Bros. Coffee chain has announced plans to build a new location in the central Arizona town of Payson.
Specific plans for when the new store will be built are not yet known, but the proposed 824 square-foot building will go up on an 8-acre site at 602 S. Beeline Highway.
The new Payson store represents a continuing Dutch Bros. expansion in Arizona, with some 20 stores currently in operation, including a new outlet opened in Chandler this month.
Launched in 1982 and headquartered in Grants Pass, Oregon, Dutch Bros. Coffee currently has more than 300 outlets in seven states, including Colorado and Nevada.
As recently as 2009, the chain had 150 outlets.
Listed by Forbes Magazine as a “Small Giants” company, meaning that its business plan calls for a more modest, revenue-driven expansion, Dutch Bros. Coffee currently posts annual revenues in excess of $350 million.
Offering a variety of lattes, mochas, breves, and smoothies, among other staples, Dutch Bros. Coffee outlets are drive-ups measuring anywhere from 200 to 1,000 square feet.
By Garry Boulard
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