Parks Coffee debuts its first-ever retail storefront, coffee shop and cafe with a ribbon-cutting with Carrollton Mayor Kevin Falconer to officially launch its massive new 50,000-square-foot farm-to-cup operation.
The family-owned-and-operated business began in 1986 when founder Randy Parks developed a plan to deliver third-party gourmet coffee and professional equipment to office break rooms across North Texas – an operation run entirely from the family garage. Though the beginnings were humble, armed with a successful plan to manage the process, Parks moved out of the garage and into a warehouse space near their home in 1990. Things really ramped up in 2003 when the family purchased its first roaster that lived inside an expanded 35,000 commercial facility and headquarters, roasting their own beans for the first time at a rate of 150,000 pounds per year. Continue reading