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Project Spotlight: Dutch Bros Coffee

WGI’s experts have been commissioned to provide a suite of engineering services for a ‘Texas-sized’ expansion of Dutch Bros Coffee across the lone star state!

In 1992, Dutch Bros Coffee took root in Oregon, with its now robust expansion having reached the vast landscapes of the Southern Texas frontier. But did you know that it’s actually WGI who has stood at the forefront of this Texan venture, orchestrating the development of multiple Dutch Bros Coffee locations throughout Central Texas?

Expanding the Dutch Bros Legacy

Dutch Bros Coffee, better known for its unique blend of coffee and community, has officially made its mark in the heart of Texas.

WGI has actively engaged in delivering a Texas-sized Dutch Bros experience with new locations in the City of Seguin, New Braunfels, and San Marcos. The far-reaching expansion showcases the iconic Dutch Bros brand, with each compact site requiring innovative design solutions to seamlessly integrate operational needs while still meeting stringent jurisdictional requirements.

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Design Challenges and Solutions

Working on sites sized 1 acre or less, WGI faced the challenge of balancing Dutch Bros’ operational requirements with local regulations.

From customer vehicle circulation to team member functions, every aspect of each site required meticulous planning. The design process involved creative solutions for onsite detention, water quality, and tree preservation, ensuring compliance with jurisdictional standards while maintaining the distinctive Dutch Bros aesthetic.

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Holistic Project Design

WGI’s role spanned various disciplines, including:

The project design adheres to prototypical Dutch Bros standards for site layout, grading, utility, and landscape design, with each location standing as a unique blend of functionality and aesthetics tailored to the specific needs of the community it serves.

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Navigating Regulatory Hurdles

The journey from concept to reality has involved navigation through a myriad of regulatory requirements.

WGI took charge of managing onsite detention design, water quality design and permitting with the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ), access and driveway permitting with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and traffic engineering to ensure efficient drive-thru queueing.

The result? A harmonious integration of Dutch Bros’ vision with local regulatory expectations!

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Opening the Gates of Dutch Bros in Seguin, TX

As the first Dutch Bros location in Seguin, TX, officially welcomed coffee enthusiasts at the close of 2023, WGI is proud to have played a pivotal role in bringing this vibrant establishment to life. And with the success of this inaugural opening, anticipation builds for a series of additional openings throughout 2024 and beyond.

As Dutch Bros Coffee continues its Texan expansion, WGI remains committed to shaping these iconic locations. The collaboration between Dutch Bros and WGI exemplifies how innovative design, meticulous planning, and a commitment to community can transform a vision into a thriving reality.

Stay tuned for more Dutch Bros openings as WGI continues to brew success in the Lone Star State!

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Contact our team today, and let’s discuss how we can help bring your organization’s unique brand and vision to life through thoughtful engineering design!

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