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Spokane Chain Wake Up Call Moves into Tri-Cities through Black Rock Acquisitions

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A Wake Up Call location in Spokane. “Wake Up Call Espresso” by pasa47 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Spokane, Washington-based coffee chain Wake Up Call is now echoing throughout the state’s Tri-Cities region through the acquisition of more than a dozen Black Rock Coffee Bar locations.

Portland, Oregon-based Black Rock still maintains more than 110 company-operated or franchise locations throughout the western United States. 

Black Rock acquired the Washington Tri-Cities locations from the home-grown chain Roasters Coffee in 2021, prior to selling the holdings to Wake Up Call.

The terms of the Tri-Cities store acquisitions have not been made public. As of this writing, Wake Up Call had not responded to DCN’s request for more information.

According to Wake Up Call’s website, the Tri-Cities locations include six shops in Kennewick, five in Richland and two in Pasco. The family-owned company, which was founded in 2004, has also taken over a Walla Walla shop.

The 14 locations add to Wake Up Call’s existing 12 brick-and-mortar locations in the Spokane region and Idaho, many of which feature the brand’s signature giant red London-style phone booth.

In an announcement of the new branded shops, Wake Up Call said, “We may be new to the neighborhood, but we’re no stranger to the inland northwest and we’re looking forward to meeting some new people and serving some great drinks to our new friends and neighbors!”

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