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The Human Bean Drive Thru Ranked #157 for 2017

157-blog-picThe Human Bean is proud to announce that we were ranked #157 in the “2017 Franchise 500” by Entrepreneur! Entrepreneur’s 38th Annual Franchise 500 is described as the world’s best and most comprehensive franchise ranking and states that those franchises honored are recognized for their exceptional performance in areas such as unit growth, financial strength, stability and brand power! We jumped 341 spots up on this list since 2013 which says a lot about the growth and future of our company and we are honored .

The Human Bean was founded 18 years ago in 1998 and the first location was opened in Ashland, Oregon. Our commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led us to franchising The Human Bean’s brand and system in 2002. We are proud to announce that The Human Bean has expanded to 65 locations in nine states, 52 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.

We are expecting to open 20 new drive thru coffee franchise locations throughout the nation this year, which might make you start wondering how you can become a Human Bean Franchisee! Moving forward, the brand will stay true to the successful operations on which The Human Bean was founded. With exceptional products, attractive and efficient facilities and exceptionally trained and qualified teams, we deliver the very best experience possible to assure we remain the consumers’ brand of choice.

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What makes The Human Bean different than nearly all other franchises is that we do not charge percentage-of-sales royalty or marketing fees. We earn revenues from bulk sales of coffee and other supplies. At The Human Bean, we work as a team with our franchisees to assure they have every tool necessary to operate successful drive-thus. Our goal is for Human Bean franchisees to enjoy the returns from their hard work and investment, while receiving the benefits of being part of a family of successful operators.

Plus we have superior high-quality coffee products that are obtained through our Farm Friendly Direct trade program which strives to make a positive difference through direct, socially responsible, coffee sourcing. You can read more about our global commitment to coffee-growing communities here: http://thehumanbean.com/stewardship/

Now is exactly the right time to join the dynamic and growing Human Bean Franchisee Team! You can learn more about how to become a franchise owner at: http://thehumanbean.com/franchise/

Another New Location Opens in Lake Havasu, AZ – The Human Bean shows no Signs of Slowing Down!

Coffee consumption continues to grow, but this is not the black drip coffee of the past! One third of the population drinks a gourmet coffee or espresso beverage each day and drive-thru options only continue to grow in popularity due to our fast paced and on-the-go lifestyles. Although in a hurry, consumers are not willing to sacrifice quality for convenience which makes The Human Bean’s award winning Farm-Friendly Direct coffee and high quality products the perfect combination.
Headquartered in Oregon, The Human Bean has opened six new coffee franchises in the past six months in five different states (Missouri, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado & Arizona). The latest of which was the third location to open in the Lake Havasu area November, 14th. This location brought the total Human Bean count to 64.havasu-pic
Brian & Juls Baumkirchner, owners of all three Havasu locations, said they came into the role of Human Bean Franchisee when they took over the first location at 633 North Lake Havasu Avenue in 2007. The Baumkirchners saw the potential for this location to be the bustling coffee drive-thru destination that it is today. Their other two locations are on South McCulloch and now North Palo Verde on Highway 95. Between the three locations they are able to provide employment for 30 employees plus 1 handyman, 1 machine maintenance person and 1 bookkeeper.
Brain Baumkirchner said they chose this new location because many of their customers had constantly asked for it. “The North side of town doesn’t have very many business establishments for the residents and tourists alike. Additionally this location has higher traffic when compared to the two other locations.” Couple that with the fact that it has a double drive through and ample vehicle cueing; it is designed to provide the very best customer experience.
The Baumkirchners also have letters of intent for additional locations signed in nearby cities. Baumkirchner credits this growth to the brand supporting their franchisees and says, “The Human Bean Team has become like a family for us.” Human Bean co-founder, Dan Hawkins, states “Brian and Juls are phenomenal operators and it is a joy to get to work with them. They have a passion for creating the very best customer experience and the results are really something special!”
Baumkirchner sums it up nicely when he says, “It’s amazing to be a part of a quality brand and system that grew to 3 stores with proper management. Like I always tell people, ‘If the coffee wasn’t superior and service was sub-par, we wouldn’t exist!’”
The kind of growth Baumkirchner has experienced speaks for the brand as a whole and the Human Bean shows no signs of slowing down on growth with plans to open at least 19 more franchise locations by the end of 2017 throughout the US bringing the total to 82.human-bean-havasu-3

 

Innovation in Newberg, OR

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The Human Bean of Newberg received a warm welcome from the surrounding community after opening in April, 2014. Kimberly Jackson, Portland Regional Manager of The Human Bean said, “What a welcoming town Newberg has been!  Having customers say, ‘welcome to the neighborhood’ warms my heart every time”.

Newberg Oregon is located about 35 Miles Southwest of Portland, Oregon. It is surrounded by a beautiful greenbelt of rural forests and farmlands. The Willamette River creates a natural bowl around the community and the Chehalem Mountains provide a special backdrop for the 23,000 residents. The prestigious Gorge Fox University is just a block away from the Human Bean.

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Order Station featuring Menu Board & Speaker Post

Unique from most of our double-sided Human Bean locations, Newberg features a single-sided drive thru where customers place their order at the order station rather than the window. This design was developed by The Human Bean corporate team after anticipating high demand for the Newberg corner location.  The new order station features a visual menu board, audio speaker post and headsets for the baristas. This effective ordering station allows The Human Bean to maintain the speed of our double-sided drive thru while giving us greater flexibility when choosing new corporate or franchised site locations.

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Newberg Baristas Loving Their Headsets

Along with increasing efficiency and accuracy, the Newberg stand prioritized upholding The Human Bean’s exceptional customer service. Greeting customers using headsets rather than face-to-face interaction was unfamiliar, but our talented Newberg baristas quickly adapted and soon it became second nature. “Having a good time with customers at the order station makes it even more enjoyable for them when they pull up to the window and see a smiling face!” said Shelby.

The Human Bean of Newberg’s success has been a direct result of the hard working and enthusiastic people that make up our team and of the overwhelming support from the Newberg, Oregon community. We are excited to see the growth and future accomplishments our Newberg stand has approaching. Additionally, the success of Newberg represents exciting opportunities for The Human Bean brand both at the corporate level and through franchising. The innovative order station and single-sided drive thru design is proving to be a game changer for our brand development and we cannot wait to explore its potential.