Coffee News is a weekly advertising publication that features good news and other fun, positive items. Created by Jean Daum, it began in 1988 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is available across the United States and worldwide. Its slogan is "News To Enjoy Over Coffee" and, as such, is delivered to restaurants, coffee shops, bars, pubs, and other small businesses.
Coffee News is a single sheet, double-sided publication, on tan paper, provided free to establishments.
Coffee News is the world's largest restaurant publication, and also the world's largest franchise publication.
Coffee News is a franchise business. Identical content is sent to franchisees in each territory, who fill the margins with advertisements from local businesses and distribute copies to participating restaurants for free. The marketing model is based on selling advertising to local businesses, who would be less likely to purchase advertising in broadly circulated publications due to higher costs and the cost inefficiency of marketing to readers who are geographically unlikely to become customers.
It is quite common for franchisees to own multiple franchises (licenses) with the average franchisee owning 3 licensed territories; no more than 20 licenses per any family or relative is allowed.
This section features news stories from around the world. This section usually contains 4 short paragraphs, briefly summarizing the topic.
This section contains quotes from various authors. There are usually 2-4 quotes in this section. The misspelling of the title (Quoteable) of this section is intentional, and part of the publication's trademark.
The "What's Happening" section is filled with local events, with emphasis on community service or non-profit organizations.
Your Weekly Horoscope
Did You Know . . .
On The Lighter Side
This section features ideas that may not be thought about often, but can be very true, for example:
|“||People have one thing in common -- they are all different.||”|
Sample of individual franchisees
- Vancouver Island, BC, Canada Coffee News
- Dallas Coffee News
- Coffee News Wichita Metro
- Montgomery County Coffee News
- Coffee News Edmonton, AB
- Coffee News Surrey, BC
- Coffee News London, ON
- Niagara Coffee News, ON
- Coffee News Harford, MD
- Coffee News Louisville, KY
- Coffee News San Fernando Valley, CA
- Coffee News of Tarrant County & North Texas, TX
- Coffee News of Bend, OR
- Coffee News Fort McMurray, AB