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La La Land Kind Cafe is set to officially open its first drive-thru location in Richardson on Saturday, September 17th. The cafe from entrepreneur Francois Reihani offers an array of organic craft drinks including coffees, matcha lattes, teas, lemonades, and more, in addition to light bites such as toast and overnight oats. Located just under two miles from the University of Texas at Dallas, this is the seventh location in the state of Texas since the launch of its flagship location in Lowest Greenville.
The drive-thru store is giving a permanent home to La La Land’s “Drive By Kindness” initiative. In a society that’s always on the go, for many, picking up a morning coffee or a bite to eat is the only time they interact with strangers. La La Land sees this short time as a chance to prove that all humans should be friends, to bring kindness to the forefront of humanity, and to create connections. Normalizing kindness is the mission, and coffee is the method.
The brand normalizes kindness through its positive employees, signature happy yellow hue, and its We Are One Project — an initiative providing foster youth with the life skills and employment they need for success after they turn 18 — founded in 2017. In every city where there is a La La Land store, the company has a flagship location running its eight-week internship program for foster youth where they acquire on-the-job training, customer service training, mentorship, and life skills. At the end of the eight weeks, the young adults can embark on their chosen career path and will forever be a part of the WAO program helping with job placement, housing, schooling, and therapy.
The grand opening of the drive-thru location is Saturday, September 17th. Staff will be handing out free flowers and both food and drinks will be 50% off, the only time La La Land will offer such a discount. The store is located at 242 W. Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX 75080 and will be open from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., which will be the store’s regular hours, and the La La Truck will also be parked in the parking lot.
All regular menu items will be available at the new location. Drink highlights will include The Butterfly Latte with a fruity pebbles taste featuring matcha and butterfly pea blossom tea; The Cookies n’ Dream Latte with Oreo crumble, la la cloud foam, honey, vanilla, and espresso; and the Solar Power with lemon, ginger, honey, and organic matcha. On the food side, La La Land classics will be available such as the Truffle and Burrata Avocado Toast with white truffle burrata and chili flakes and the Cacao Banana Chia Seed Pudding with hemp seeds and coconut milk.