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With on nearly every corner of nearly every city inAmerica, the once-percolating coffeehouse trend has simmered downand become a staple of American culture. But savvy entrepreneurshave found a way to add a new ingredient to the industry:drive-thru coffeehouses.

In an effort to speed up the daily grind forcaffeine-dependent consumers, drive-thru stands are popping upall over the country. Jeff Titterington and Mike Rippey, both 50,own 27 drive-thru Caffino outlets in and Chicago, thefirst of which opened in 1993 in Napa, California. "No oneelse was doing it back then," says Titterington, who came upwith the Caffino concept after seeing a number of carts on atrip to the Pacific Northwest. "I thought we could do the samething but on a more professional level."

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