Dutch Bros. recognized at fast-growing chain

Dutch Bros. Coffee was recently recognized on CNBC's list of "America's Fastest Growing Coffee Chains" in 2010.

The Oregon-based company has two stores in Kennewick and one in Pasco.

"It's awesome to be acknowledged among regional drive-through chains, like our own, as well as national and international coffee companies," said Dutch Bros. co-founder Travis Boersma. "Our growth is 100 percent attributable to our amazing employees and extremely passionate customers."

The company ended 2010 with estimated sales of $78 million.

Dutch Bros. Coffee, founded in southern Oregon in 1992, has more than 160 locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.