Mojo Coffee's Chicago big break

21 Mar 2019 3:05 PM | Rebecca Caroe (Administrator)

TV station, ABC7 Chicago remarks on the 'breathtaking'  breakfast and lunch menu which has been serving residents in the Windy City for about a year.

It’s Mojo Coffee’s only location outside of New Zealand, and the original menu is pretty much intact from back home.

Since 2003, Mojo Coffee has been a constant presence in New Zealand. When they wanted to break into the US market, they first thought East Coast.

“We looked at New York first, but realised pretty quickly that for a new business breaking into this market, retail is really expensive, so a bit risky,” owner of Mojo Coffee Steven Gianoutsos said.

“Coffee’s gotta be premium. The quality has to be up there. The consistency has to be really, really good,” Gianoutsos said.

The flat white is new for many Americans, although typical for us. But that's not the only innovation.  Mojo has an ambitious menu, with some grab-and-go, light snacks and a few ambitious dishes. 

Not only is Mojo’s menu a little bit different than the standard US fare, There's no wifi, and hence, no one sitting on laptops. The intention is come down, have a bite to eat, have your meeting and then move on.

Original article by Steve Dolinsky, ABC7 Chicago.

Thanks to NZ Edge for the link.