Utah coffeehouse Beans & Brews opens first Texas shop in San Antonio
A coffee chain from Utah is making its official Texas debut: Beans & Brews Coffeehouse, founded in Salt Lake City in 1993, will celebrate the grand opening of its first location in Texas in the Alamo Ranch area of San Antonio, at 6507 W. Loop 1604 N. on Saturday, January 20.
The location has been open since mid-December, serving up coffee and "inviting ambiance," says a release.
“We're excited to invite the San Antonio community to join us in celebrating the launch of our newest coffeehouse," says Beans & Brews Coffeehouse CEO Chad Gretzema in a statement.
Beans & Brews Coffeehouse has been around since 1993, when brothers Jeff and Kevin Laramie opened the first location next to Salt Lake City’s hangout Liberty Park. They refined the process of high-altitude roasting, which required special tweaks just like high-altitude baking does. They've since built a reputation for smooth coffee in a friendly neighborhood setting.
They currently have about 70 locations in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Arizona - and now Texas.
Unlike some of the less appealing chains that have come to Texas that are drive-thru only, B&B has inside seating, with an aesthetic (and menu) similar to Starbucks.
They have a fun irreverent tone on Instagram, and part of their culture is their focus on their "unique mountain lifestyle" and "come as you are" atmosphere, with a health-conscious leaning menu, evident in their array of dairy-free items and plant-based foods.
Over the years, they've expanded the menu to include croissant sandwiches, panini, breakfast tacos, avocado toast, and burritos such as chipotle chicken, bacon, and plant-based burritos such as:
- Protein Supreme burrito with plant-based sausage crumble, smoky meatless bacon, and steak-less strips with dairy-free cheddar and seasoned eggless tofu scramble
- Rockin’ Ranchero with tofu scramble and spicy dairy free cheese with peppers
This San Antonio shop is the first of three new Beans & Brews Coffeehouse locations planned for the area in the next few months, as part of the Brame Holdings' portfolio of foodservice brands which also include Round Table pizza and Fatburger/Buffalo Express. They're also planning to open in Austin, as well.