Award-Winning Restaurateurs Open Two of Six New Restaurants Planned for PDX
Portland, OR — June 30, 2016 —LaTrelle’s is celebrating the grand openings of a new Peet’s Coffee restaurant and a Stumptown Coffee Café inside Portland International Airport (PDX) this holiday weekend. A family-owned and operated company, LaTrelle’s was recently selected by PDX to open six new restaurants at PDX, giving the company a presence in every terminal, and providing more than 80 new jobs for area residents.
The new Peet’s Coffee is located in Concourse D, and the Stumptown Coffee Café is located in the South Concourse Lobby of PDX. Ribbon cuttings for both restaurants will be celebrated the evening of June 30thwith Peet’s taking place at 5:30 p.m. and Stumptown’s planned for 6:15 p.m. A host of dignitaries will be in attendance, including: Eric Lauterbach, President of the Consumer Division of Peet's Coffee; Erica Brown, Vice President of Peet’s Foodservice, Office Coffee, and Licensing; Matt Lounsbury,Stumptown’s Vice President of Wholesale and Retail; and Kenneth and Wally James, LaTrelle’s CFO and COO, respectively. The official grand openings will be held the following morning, July 1st, just in time to provide PDX’s thousands of early morning travelers and airport employees with the world’s freshest gourmet coffee and delicious artisanal pastries.
“We are ecstatic about opening a brand new Stumptown and Peet’s at PDX this Fourth of July weekend,” said Wally James, Chief Operating Officer of LaTrelle’s. Stumptown’s Retail Vice President, Matt Lounsbury, said “By opening at the airport in a city known for great coffee, we plan to make both a great first and last impression of our city.”
“I’m a great fan of both brands because they set the bar for what gourmet coffee should be. Today’s customers are discerning coffee connoisseurs with very distinctive tastes, and they know that they can trust Peet’s and Stumptown to provide them with a consistently superior coffee experience,” added Kenneth James, Chief Financial Officer for LaTrelle’s.
Launched in Portland in 1999, Stumptown Coffee Cafés now have locations throughout the US, including LA, NY and Seattle. Stumptown is credited with refining coffee drinker’s palates by bringing customers only the finest beans from direct-trade farmers with which the company has longstanding personal relationships.
Peet’s is known for its specialty gourmet coffee derived from artisan processes, such as hand-roasting beans in small batches. In 2007, LaTrelle’s was the first restaurateur to open a Peet’s Coffee in Texas, and its overwhelming success has led the company to introduce the brand to several airports, includingWilliam P. Hobby Airport, Houston Intercontinental Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and PDX.
In addition to providing customers with rich and rewarding coffee experiences, both Peet’s and Stumptown will feature fresh pastries, healthy snacks and an array of coffee-themed gifts. Stumptown locations are open daily from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Peet’s are open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
About LaTrelle’s— For over 30 years, LaTrelle’s has owned and operated a diverse portfolio of top franchises in some of America’s largest and busiest airports, cities and sports and entertainment venues. A James family company, LaTrelle’s has won countless awards for operational excellence, customer service, menu innovations, and cleanliness. LaTrelle’s is a trusted leader in the franchise management industry and CFO, Kenneth James, attributes the company’s expansive growth and continued success to its ongoing commitment to provide fresh food served well.
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