LINCOLN, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thunder Valley Casino Resort announced today that Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEET), the premier specialty coffee and tea company in the U.S., will become the newest member of the Thunder Valley family. Beginning February 26, Thunder Valley Casino will feature a Peet's Coffee & Tea licensed cafe offering Thunder Valley guests a truly distinctive coffee experience. The Peet's licensed cafe will feature hand-crafted beverages and the freshest, artisan-roasted whole bean coffee available. It will be located in the Thunder Valley Food Court.
"This is a great opportunity to partner with a company whose roots are in the San Francisco Bay Area," said C.J. Graham, General Manager at Thunder Valley. "Thunder Valley and Peet's share many of the same values including a strong commitment to providing the very best services to our guests. We're proud to welcome Peet's into our family."
The Peet's licensed cafe will showcase Peet's signature retail store design. Thunder Valley employees will offer guests Peet's unique coffee and tea beverages to the company's exacting standards as well baked goods prepared fresh daily on the premises. Additionally, the licensed cafe will offer a selection of specially packaged Peet's Deep-Roasted® coffees, hand roasted by skilled artisans to ensure superior freshness and flavor.
The Peet's Coffee & Tea licensed cafe officially opens February 26 at 7:00am.
Thunder Valley Casino Resort was opened by the United Auburn Indian Community in June 2003. The newly remodeled and expanded entertainment, dining and hotel resort is Northern California's first casino offering all the elements of real Las Vegas-style gaming: service, cuisine and entertainment in an outstanding facility.
Located 30 miles east of Sacramento, Thunder Valley Casino Resort offers 200,000 square feet of gaming space including over 3,000 slot and video machines, 125 table games and a live poker room with space for 160 players. There are 14 restaurants and bars highlighted by the new High Steaks Steakhouse; Koi Palace; a 500-seat Feast Around The World Buffet and Thunder Cafe as well as Mingle Bar, Falls Bar, Thunder Bar and High Steaks Bar. Also on property is a new 3,700-space parking structure that leads directly into the casino and hotel.
The recent expansion of Thunder Valley Casino Resort includes a new luxury, 17-story hotel with 297 rooms including 40 suites. Inside the hotel is a 10,000 square-foot banquet and entertainment hall, meeting rooms, bars and a gift shop. The hotel has an expansive pool that includes private cabanas and Coconut, a poolside bar. The Spa at Thunder Valley features a wide variety of treatments including the exclusive 24-carat gold leaf facial. The expansion was completed in July 2010.
About Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc.
Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., (PEET), is the premier specialty coffee and tea company in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 in Berkeley, Calif. by Alfred Peet. Peet was an early tea authority who later became widely recognized as the grandfather of specialty coffee in the U.S. Today, Peet's Coffee & Tea offers superior quality coffees and teas in multiple forms, by sourcing the best quality coffee beans and tea leaves in the world, adhering to strict high quality and taste standards, and controlling product quality through its unique direct store delivery selling and merchandising system. Peet's is committed to strategically growing its business through many channels while maintaining the extraordinary quality of its coffees and teas. For more information about Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. visit www.peets.com.
SOURCE Thunder Valley Casino Resort