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Caribou Coffee returns to metro Detroit with Ferndale location opening Monday, more coming

Posted By: The Detroit Free Press on December 17, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.

Signature Associates’ Bruce Baja and Marvin Petrous are proud to have been a part of this deal.


For those who love Caribou Coffee, a stand-alone spot of the brand will be back in metro Detroit starting Monday in Ferndale.

The Caribou Coffee in Ferndale, which the company is calling a “cabin,” is at 22134 Woodward Ave. and has a drive-through.

Most Caribou Coffee locations, known for their handcrafted coffee beverages and its brand, left Michigan a decade ago. The brand resurfaced about five years later inside Einstein Bagel Bros. locations.

A ribbon cutting for the new Ferndale coffeehouse between 8 and 9 Mile roads is set to take place at 10 a.m. Monday.

At Monday’s Ferndale grand opening, the first 100 guests receive a free Caribou coffee mug. Guests will also be entered for a chance to win free coffee for a year. You can enter by becoming a Caribou Perks member or by making a purchase Monday through Dec. 24. One winner receives one free beverage per week loaded onto their Caribou Perks account.

This Caribou Coffee “cabin” location is nearly 600 square feet and will have a drive-thru and pick-up window, but no indoor seating.

Breakfast sandwiches, baked goods and snacks will also be available.

This is the first metro Detroit Caribou Coffee, a brand under the Panera Brands company. The company also includes Panera Bread and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Manna Development Group, based in Encinitas, California, is a Panera Brands franchisee, owns and operates this location and is behind bringing the brand back to metro Detroit.

An Allen Park location is slated to open in January and more are planned throughout Michigan, according to a news release.

Caribou Coffee was founded in 1992 and is known for its handcrafted coffee beverages including signature mochas, espresso, Caribou coolers, teas and specialty coffees. Its coffee is also sold in bags and K-Cup’s at grocers and retailers. Globally there are more than 750 Caribou Coffee locations that are a mix of company-owned, franchise and nontraditional locations. Ferndale hours are 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For details of the giveaway visit where you can also sign up for its loyalty program.

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