Generate Buzz with Limited Time Offerings (LTOs)

Limited time offerings (LTOs) are a different kind of “fresh” that are equally important in coffee.

Limited time offerings (LTOs) are a different kind of “fresh” that are equally important in coffee.

LTOs build excitement and give customers a reason to visit often, as well as being a smart way to leverage trends in the industry. 

Ideas for LTOs include:

  • Pumpkin was the fastest growing coffee flavor in 2013 (Datassential MenuTrends 2013) and Pumpkin Spice coffee is a favorite fall LTO, meeting with success across markets.

  • Health consciousness and sustainability awareness are both on the rise and make great opportunities for LTO tie-ins.

  • French Vanilla and Hazelnut are leaders for creamer flavors, so it’s not surprising that these blends also make popular LTO coffee flavors.        


/// S&D Coffee & Tea, in continuous operation since 1927, serves over 90,000 customers through national distribution and direct store delivery. Operators can learn more about the innovative beverage solutions that S&D Coffee & Tea offers by visiting the company website at or by contacting Jim Edmonson at

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