A Dutch Bros. Coffee is planned for Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino as the popular Oregon-based chain expands its Inland footprint.
The new San Bernardino site will be open 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, and staffed by up to 50 full- and part-time employees. As many as 10 employees will be working at any given time.
Presently vacant, the 1.5-acre site is on the south side of East Hospitality Lane, approximately 1,500 feet west of South Tippecanoe Avenue and adjacent to the Hampton Inn & Suites San Bernardino.
A new stoplight will be installed near the property to mitigate traffic and ensure pedestrian safety.
A double drive-thru lane will accommodate up to 36 cars at one time. As with other Dutch Bros. spots, the San Bernardino store will have runners bringing drive-thru customers their orders if they get done early so they can exit without waiting for others ahead of them.
Dutch Bros. does not have indoor seating, but rather, a walk-up window where customers order.
A patio and tables will provide cover and seating for those waiting.
“We’re really excited to be part of this community,” Mitchell Reynolds, development manager at applicant Cole Valley Partners, told planning commissioners last month. “Southern California absolutely loves Dutch Bros., and we love working here.”
Dutch Bros., which serves strong coffee drinks as well as smoothies, freezes and teas, has Inland locations in Eastvale, Yucaipa, Apple Valley and Victorville.
A pair of Rialto addresses appear on the location finder page of the Dutch Bros. website, as does a Fontana address. All three say shops are coming soon.
Overall, the company has 500 stores nationwide and is a hit with teens and college students, Reynolds said last month.
“It has a nice following,” Reynolds added. “It’ll be a great asset to the community.”
The San Bernardino project received unanimous support from the Planning Commission.
“People will be really excited about it,” Commissioner Harmoni Morales said. “It’s more refreshing than having Starbucks everywhere.”