Wildcard hits Phoenix

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By Andrew Zerman ‘18

Phoenix Coffee has officially announced that they will be accepting the Wildcard as a form of payment. This makes it much more convenient for those who do not have credit cards and those who do not carry around money on a regular basis. Phoenix Coffee is a small chain of coffee shops that are all located in the Cleveland area. One of the six shops is located right on Bridge Avenue, which is about a three minute walk from Ignatius. This is the sole chain thus far that has announced the acceptance of the Wildcard.

The shop certainly has garnished nothing short of rave reviews among people who have visited. It has scored an impressive 4.8/5 from 132 google reviews. On Facebook the reviews are about the same, scoring a 4.7/5. Phoenix Coffee has a diverse menu selection when it comes to the drinks. They offer European shorts, French pressed coffee, shakes, and tea beverages, just to name a few. The variety of options is what makes it unique from a large chain such as Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. The shop also has some snacks, but the options are not as diverse as the drinks that it offers.

This local chain is considered newer than most local coffee shops, having been founded in 1990. Phoenix Coffee peaked in the mid 1990’s with a dozen locations. In 2014 there were only three. Since then, the chain has roared back to life, having doubled the amount of locations in less than half of a decade. Now, all thanks to the Wildcard, Phoenix Coffee has the potential of stretching its business to a whole new generation.