Caribou sets sights on new dayparts

Caribou sets sights on new dayparts

Coffeehouse chain looks beyond the morning with plans for lunch, snack items

Caribou Coffee is exploring the lunch daypart and adding more food options after new menu items drove strong sales in the first quarter, the company told securities analysts after reporting first-quarter earnings.

Chief executive Mike Tattersfield said a new line of breakfast sandwiches, which debuted in January and are now in 80 percent of stores, were the largest driver of a 4.3-percent increase in same-store sales for the quarter.

“Our breakfast sandwich platform is liv

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