What’s new at the Wild Bean, located at 1056 Washington Street E. in downtown Lewisburg? Read our Q&A with owner, Roger Dolan to learn about their organic brews, new and popular menu items, the Wild Bean rewards program, and an upcoming service to pre-order drinks!
Tell us about your Organic brew:
We carry organic coffees from all the major growing regions around the world, Central and South America, Africa, and Pacific-Indonesia. We use 2 small regional coffee roasters, Matties Mountain Mud located in Newcastle, Va and Red Rooster Coffee located in Floyd, Va. Both roasters purchase top quality beans roasted to perfection.
What’s on the menu?
We have added a few new items to our menu. The Blackened Tofu Sandwich is made of blackened tofu, fresh made cole slaw and our chipotle ranch dressing on a whole wheat bun. There’s the Rueben with marinated tempeh, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, avocado and thousand island dressing on grilled rye. The BBQ Sandwich has BBQ Seitan with fresh cole slaw served on a toasted whole wheat bun. The Blackened Tofu Salad is an Organic mix of greens topped with spicy blackened tofu, tomato, cucumber and red onion, served with our chipotle ranch dressing. The Hummus Salad includes spicy blackened tofu, fresh slaw and our chipotle ranch served on a toasted whole wheat bun. The BBQ Wrap has BBQ Seitan and brown rice in a grilled tortilla served with fresh slaw on the side.
What’s the local favorite?
As far as breakfast goes the Breakfast Burrito is our biggest local favorite. The Avocado Melt is still very popular with our lunch crowd. Our most popular drinks are wide array of Lattes, our smoothies and of’course the swiftkick.
Tell us about your Rewards Progam.
With Wild Bean Rewards, for every dollar you spend at the Wild Bean you get 1 reward point. You earn a $5 Gift Certificate for every 100 points. You get $1 off just for registering. You are rewarded a free smoothie or frappe on your birthday. Long term rewards give you VIP status here at the bean and you’ll receive permanent 5 and 10% discounts. You can see how many reward points you’ve collected at anytime at thewildbrew.com. Signup is very easy and may completed at our register or online at thewildbrew.com.
How does order-to-go work?
We will be launching our new online ordering. You will be able to order any food or beverage item directly from our thewildbrew.com or using our app on your iPhone or Android phone. (So please make sure you download our free app!) You’ll be able to place your order and pay it through your app while you’re on the go. Your items will be waiting for you when you arrive. All you have to do is pick it up and go.
For more information about the Wild Bean, visit thewildbean.com
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