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Founder and Punch Pizza Co-owner

Caribou Coffee Company , Inc.

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Caribou Coffee Company , Inc.

3900 Lakebreeze Avenue North

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55429

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1992, Caribou Coffee is the second largest company-operated premium coffeehouse in the United States with more than 274* company-owned stores and 24* Coffee & Bagels stores in partnership with Einstein Bros. Bagels, 130* domestic license locati ... more

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Punch Pizza

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History of Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. – FundingUniverse

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Caribou Coffee was founded in December of 1992 by Kimberly and John Puckett.

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Kimberly and John Puckett were inspired during the trip to do something larger with their lives and consequently formulated an idea for a business of their own.
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Kim and John, both graduates of Dartmouth College's school of business, gained experience in finance and marketing prior to striking out on their own.
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"What really interested us in coffee was, at the time, it was just booming in Boston, same thing that's happening in Minneapolis [now]," John Puckett said in a January 1994 Twin Cities Business Monthly article by Allison Campbell.
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"All ours do now," said John Puckett in Twin Cities Business Monthly.
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As Kim managed the personnel aspects of the stores, John tended to coffee quality, real estate acquisition, and finances.
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The enterprise also drew interest, Schafer surmised in an earlier article, because of the caliber of investors already on board, such as John Puckett's uncle Dr. Thomas F. Frist, founder of the Hospital Corporation of America, and asset manager James R. Jundt, who was well-known on Wall Street.
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Kim Puckett, as chair of the board, concentrated on corporate culture and communications, and John Puckett, as CEO, focused on raising funds.


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