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Keurig, Green Mountain Coffee and Boston Market Announce Move to Bring Gourmet, Single-Serve Coffee Brewing to Restaurant Locations Nationwide

2010-10-15 15:07 ET - News Release

Boston Market is First Fast Casual Chain to Offer Keurig Brewing System

READING, Mass. -- (Business Wire)

Keurig, Incorporated, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) and the fast casual chain Boston Market today announced the new distribution of Keurig’s gourmet single-cup coffee brewing systems in more than 400 Boston Market locations nationwide. The restaurant-wide roll-out, featuring the Keurig B140 Brewer and premium Green Mountain Coffee® selections, begins this October and will be completed in early 2011.

"Our new distribution with Boston Market demonstrates the explosive growth of Keurig single-cup brewing in homes, businesses and restaurants across the United States," said Dave Manly, Vice President and General Manager of Keurig’s Away From Home Division. "Boston Market understands the demand for the quality and convenience of single-serve coffee brewing and we are excited to bring the Keurig experience to their guests.”

"Joining with Boston Market to offer premium Green Mountain Coffee through the Keurig single-cup brewing system will allow us to share our high-quality, specialty coffee with more consumers nationwide who look for freshness, value, and quality in their cup," said Jim Travis, Vice President of Sales for the Specialty Coffee business unit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

The decision was made after a successful test pilot in 10 restaurant locations in Florida over three months. The Keurig test proved so successful that some Boston Market locations increased coffee sales by 200 percent.

"We are excited about the opportunity to offer our guests freshly-brewed, gourmet Green Mountain Coffee through the fastest growing single-serve coffee brewing system,” said Gretchen Paules, Vice President of Marketing, Boston Market. “Through this agreement, our guests will benefit from a premium coffee experience and the unmatched convenience provided by Keurig’s single-cup brewing technology. We view this as a significant opportunity for us to upgrade our guests’ experience and differentiate Boston Market from competitors.”

Boston Market’s coffee program is part of the company’s new branding and service format and will be communicated via menu boards and point-of-sale creative in the upcoming months.

About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)

As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR’s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Tully’s Coffee®, Green Mountain Coffee®, Newman’s Own® Organics coffee, Timothy’s World Coffee® and Diedrich®, Coffee People® and Gloria Jeans®, a trademark licensed to the Company for use in North America and owned by Gloria Jeans Coffees International Pty. Ltd. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of roasters, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s, Timothy’s and Diedrich. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified™ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.gmcr.com for more information.

GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the Company’s email alerts, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.

About Boston Market

Boston Market Corporation, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, has been giving time back to busy families and individuals for more than 25 years by offering fresh, home-style meals in more than 490 locations from coast to coast. Boston Market is a delicious staple of dinner tables across the nation, from fresh, never frozen chickens prepared in signature rotisserie ovens to its extensive selection of high-quality side dishes. Boston Market offers its guests taste, convenience and value. Its mouthwatering Rotisserie Chicken put quality and wholesomeness on the center of the plate.

Boston Market also is one of the country's largest providers of catering services. Its same day ordering and delivery for corporate and personal events of all sizes make Boston Market Catering a welcome relief from traditional sandwich tray selections.

Boston Market’s chef-inspired Catered Holiday Buffets feature several packages, including Deluxe, Premium and Create Your Own Buffets. The full menus for Catered Holiday Buffets are available in restaurants and online at http://www.bostonmarket.com/catering. Boston Market also offers no-stress gourmet Heat & Serve Holiday Banquets. Just pick up your chilled meal at any Boston Market, heat for two hours, and it is ready to serve. Heat & Serve Banquet options can be accessed at www.bostonmarket.com.

For more information, visit the company's website at www.bostonmarket.com. For the latest news and deals, follow @bostmarket on Twitter or join our Fan Page on Facebook.


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