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Old 10-08-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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kewl

How much?

Have they made a profit yet?
Not sure but they had a big fundraising drive a few months ago with MOD boxes set up at their stores. It did help this happen: 80 beds, 80 babies, 80 cameras | The Journal Watchdog by Community Journals, a media company based in Greenville, S.C Two excerpts from the article that are worth noting:

The Wallers have donated three sets of voice recorders, digital cameras and video cameras to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Greenville Memorial since the Jan. 11 death of Ryker. His goal is to have such a set for every bed.

Waller’s company, Liquid Highway, was designed to donate profits to charity. When he lost Ryker, he said, he walked into the March of Dimes office the Monday after she was buried and offered his help. Since then, Liquid Highway has produced private-label coffee for the March of Dimes and several cancer organizations to raise money.
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: South Carolina - The Palmetto State
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I do not think they got all their drive-thrus from the Brick House takeover. The LH locations on Patewood and Old Spartanburg rd. have drive thrus and were always LH, I believe. The Woodruff Road location near Goodwill is also original LH, I think.

I hope they are just adding and closing the redundant ones. I really like the coffee and wi-fi.
That's true - I was only thinking of the Fotomat-like locations, I had forgotten about the original LH's.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, SC
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This is great news! If they move into the Fairview Rd Bi-Lo, they'll be really close to my house!
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:44 PM
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This is great news! If they move into the Fairview Rd Bi-Lo, they'll be really close to my house!
But in doing so, they have closed their drive-thru location on Fairview Rd. by Kohl's.
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:48 AM
 
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Didn't I read awhile back that this company has never made a profit? (and therefore has never donated any profit to charity)

Personally, I can't get past the horrible name. Here's a better use of "liquid highway:"

I just got back from a trip to Vietnam and boy was the street food awesome. However, I now have a horrible case of liquid highway as a result.
Liquid Highway is not-for-profit, not to be confused with non-profit. A percentage of the money made pays employees, stocks the stores, etc and the rest of it goes to local and other charities around the world. I was a barista at the N. Main (Hyatt) location for almost all of the two years it was open. I left for school this semester and it closed a week or two after.

But, I knew that was going to happen. We were usually pretty slow, especially on week nights. Weekends were very dependent on what was going on at the Hyatt. If there was a big convention or something like that we would be slammed all weekend...but if the Hyatt didn't have a busy weekend neither did we for the most part. I also thought it was very shocking how little business we did on Friday nights during Downtown Friday Nights...guess the beer was more popular.

Obviously having another LH right down Main next to Sticky Fingers didn't help our store either. We were kinda competing with ourself, along with Coffee Underground, Atlanta Bread, etc. I'd say that the biggest problem was opening too many stores way too fast. When I started at the N. Main Store when it opened, it was the sixth location. Within the next year and a half there were around 16 or 17 locations. So basically, LH went from two locations (the original E. North and Halton Rd ones) to 17 in less than two years...which I think was way too fast.
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Liquid Highway is not-for-profit, not to be confused with non-profit.
Are you sure about that? Is that what Liquid Highway instructed you to tell customers?

Would you feel misled if you found out you worked for a for-profit LLC?

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A percentage of the money made pays employees, stocks the stores, etc and the rest of it goes to local and other charities around the world.
What charities have they given any money to? How much? When?

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