The 12-strong coffee chain has taken ownership of and is rebranding six former Black Rock Coffee Bar sites in the city of Kennewick, alongside five in Richland and two in Pasco
Many of Wake Up Call's outlets feature the coffee chain’s signature red London-style phone booth | Photo credit: Wake Up Call
Washington-based coffee chain Wake Up Call has doubled its store count after acquiring 13 Black Rock Coffee Bar outlets in the Tri-Cities region of the state.
Wake Up Call did not disclose the terms of the acquisition but said that the purchase includes six sites in Kennewick, five in Richland and two in Pasco.
Launched in 2004, Wake Up Call currently has 12 outlets across Washington and Idaho, many of which feature the coffee chain’s signature red London-style phone booth. Wake Up Call is ‘in the process of transferring signage and menus to reflect the new ownership’.
“Our coffee shops are more than just a place to grab a cup of coffee. They’re a hub for the community, a place where people can come together, connect and relax. We believe that our commitment to quality and community will resonate with the people of the greater Columbia Basin area, just as it has in Spokane and we can’t wait to become a part of the fabric of the community there,” said Christopher Arkoosh, President, Wake Up Call.
Black Rock Coffee Bar opened its first store in Portland in 2008 and has grown to more than 100 stores across seven US states.
The Oregon-based coffee chain has previously acquired the 13 Tri-Cities units from Roasters Coffee in 2021.