The Daily Perc provides its patrons the finest hot and cold beverages, specializing in specialty coffees and custom blended teas. In addition, TDP will offer select domestic soft drinks, Italian sodas, fresh-baked pastries, and other confections. Seasonally, TDP will add beverages such as hot apple cider, hot chocolate, frozen coffees, and more.
3.1 Product Description
TDP provides its customers, whether at a Drive-thru facility or one of the Mobile Cafes, the ability to custom order a coffee beverage that will be blended to their exact specifications. Each of TDP's Baristas will be trained in the fine art of brewing, blending, and serving the highest quality hot and cold beverages, with exceptional attention to detail.
Besides coffees, The Daily Perc will offer teas, domestic and Italian sodas, frozen coffee beverages, seasonal specialty drinks, pastries, and other baked goods. Through the website and certain locations, TDP will market premium items such as coffee mugs, T-shirts and sweatshirts, ball caps, and more.
3.2 Competitive Comparison
The Daily Perc considers itself to be a player in the retail coffee house industry. However, it knows that competition for its products range from soft drinks to milk shakes to adult beverages.
The Daily Perc's primary competition will come from three sources:
- National coffee houses such as Starbucks and Panera.
- Locally owned and operated cafes.
- Fast food chains and convenience stores.
Two things will make The Daily Perc stand out from all its competitors:
The Daily Perc will be providing products in the most convenient and efficient way available--either at one of the two-sided Drive-thru shops, or at one of the Mobile Cafes. This separates TDP from the competition in that its customers won't need to find a parking place, wait in a long line, jockey for a seat, and clean up the mess left by a previous patron. TDP customers can drive or walk up, order their beverage, receive and pay for the beverage, and drive off.
The second differentiator is The Daily Perc's focus on providing a significant benefit to the community through a possible 7.5% contribution to customer-identified charities, schools, or other institutions.
The Daily Perc purchases its coffees from PJ's Coffee. TDP also has wholesale purchasing agreements for other products with Major Brands, Coca-Cola, Big Train, Al's Famous Filled Bagels, L&N Products, and Royal Distribution.
The Drive-thru facilities are manufactured by City Stations and the Mobile Cafes are manufactured by Tow Tech Industries.
Fulfillment equipment suppliers include PJ's Coffee, City Stations, Talbert Ford, and Retail Image Programs. The Daily Perc's computer equipment and Internet connectivity is provided by NSI Communications.
The Daily Perc's delivery system is based on its technology. TDP is using state-of-the-art, two-sided, Drive-thru facilities to provide convenience and efficiency for its clientele. An architectural exterior diagram of the Drive Thru building can be found on the following page (removed from this sample plan).
The Daily Perc has also designed state-of-the-art Mobile Cafes that will be deployed from time to time on high school and college campuses, corporate campuses, and at special events.
3.5 Future Products
As seasons change, The Daily Perc will be offering products that will enhance sales and satisfy its customers' desires. During summer months, TDP will subsidize lower hot beverage sales with frozen coffee drinks, as well as soft drinks, and other cold beverages. TDP will also have special beverages during holiday seasons, such as Egg Nog during the Christmas season and Hot Apple Cider in the Fall.
The Daily Perc's primary desire will be to listen to its customers to ascertain what they are looking for most, and provide it.