Fast food chain Hungry Jack’s has announced the launch of Jack’s Café in Canberra, offering barista-made coffee and beverages through drive-thru and in restaurant at five locations.
The chain’s Kambah, Belconnen, Fyshwick, Gungahlin, and Queanbeyan store will lead the launch, with further roll out plans to be announced later in 2019.
Jack’s Café Barista Coffee blend is a “full-bodied cup with lively sweetness and medium acidity” that comes from a combination of Arabica beans from Papua New Guinea and Costa Rica, combined with Robusta.
Hungry Jack’s says crew members have received rigorous training ahead of the Jack’s Café launch, with each restaurant appointing designated baristas to manage and prepare orders.
Scott Baird, Chief Marketing Officer of Hungry Jack’s, says the introduction of Jack’s Café is in response to the growing consumer demand for barista coffee while on the go.
“We know our customers love the convenience of our drive-thru and Jack’s Café will elevate our offering, with the introduction of barista coffee and speciality beverages,” Scott says.
‘‘The Canberra trial will ensure the right foundations are in place to execute high quality barista coffee in all of our restaurants and we look forward to bringing this concept to all of our customers in the future.”
With growing demand for the drive-thru coffee market in Australia, Hungry Jack’s says it’s in a strong position to help meet this demand with its 440 restaurants across the country.