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The steaming hot market for drive-thru coffee shops

Across the country there is an ongoing boom in freestanding drive-thru/walk-up coffee shops. These units rarely, if ever, incorporate indoor seating, though they may have some outdoor seats. Instead these shops are designed and meant for customers on the go … Continue reading

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“Going to a ‘coffee’ go-go”

One the first things any traveling urban planner (or traditional tourist) will notice in the Medford–Ashland metropolitan area of Southern Oregon is the amazing plethora of freestanding drive-thru coffee shops. They are literally and figuratively everywhere! To clarify, when I say freestanding, drive-thru coffee … Continue reading

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