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How much do you love what you do?

How much do you love what you do?

17 September 2019

This year we’ve opened not one but TWO brand new sites and with our coffee now proudly pouring in both Bathurst and Maryborough, we have a total of 9 the Fast Lane Drive-Thru Coffee sites across 5 cities. 

But we’re not stopping there…

In less than two short months we’ll celebrate the 10thanniversary of our very first site in Dubbo (but more on that later, because we have something seriously exciting planned to celebrate!) and the milestone has got us really excited for what is next. 

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Happy (in a Cup) Father's Day

Happy (in a Cup) Father's Day

26 August 2019

You only have to look at the Father’s Day present section of any gift shop, supermarket or department store to know that Dads and coffee go hand in hand. There’s always plenty of mugs with funny or thoughtful sayings on them “I have a hero, I call him Dad” “World’s Best FarterFather”, “My favourite people call me Dad” “Dear Dad, thanks for putting up with a spoiled, ungrateful, messy child like my sibling. Love, your favourite” – the list goes on!

We talked about why Mums need coffee in our May blog but we know it’s important Dad fuel too!

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Bathurst’s best coffee has arrived!

Bathurst’s best coffee has arrived!

14 July 2019

First there was Dubbo… then there was Wagga… and now we’ve officially welcomed Bathurst to The Fast Lane NSW family. 

Our latest opening really caps off an incredible couple of months for The Fast Lane. Just last month we opened our third location in Dubbo and before that a brand new site in Maryborough, Queensland in December. Bathurst marks our third opening in just over seven months and our ninth location overall serving our famous ‘Happy in a Cup’. 

So, why Bathurst?

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Happy in a Keep Cup

Happy in a Keep Cup

3 June 2019

We know you love our biodegradable BioPak cups that we told you about in our March blog (hyperlink), but here at The Fast Lane, we are always searching for the best ways to enjoy our coffee with the least impact on the environment. We didn’t want to just leave it at the best possible takeaway cups on the market, so we did our research on reusable cups too.

Introducing The Fast Lane Keep Cups! An Australian company constantly striving to innovate, we’ve enlisted them to make our own special reusable cups. 

But aren’t they just made of plastic, so bad for the environment we hear you ask? Here’s the thing – these are made to last, so you’ll have one cup for years, and when you are done with it, it’s recyclable! 

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Why mums love coffee!

Why mums love coffee!

5 May 2019

How often have you heard something along the lines of “This Mum runs on coffee”? If you had a dollar for every time right?! As we head towards Mother’s Day, it got us thinking about Mums and coffee – and why they love it and need it so much…

A 2018 study by sleep technology brand Simba, reckons that in the first year of a baby’s life, parents get 4 hours and 44 minutes broken sleep on an average night. When you add that up – you’re losing 50 nights of sleep in total! 

64% of mums say they are amazed they managed to function as well as they did on that lack of sleep. We all know how they managed it – the magic elixir that is a cup of coffee!
When we were looking for the stats on how much sleep Mums lose with a new baby, we found some observations from a couple of Mummy Bloggers that we loved:

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Dubbo Photo News - Career Profile

Dubbo Photo News - Career Profile

3 May 2019

We were a little chuffed to have our founder, Paula Anderson, featured in this weeks Dubbo Photo News. 
Paula was interviewed as part of the 'Dubbo Works' section which profiles local business people and their careers. It's a great little piece and we love the story Paula tells of the ups and downs of building The Fastlane Franchise, plus she shares some info on where we are headed next. The full interview is attached or head to the Dubbo Photo News website to find out more!

Proud partnership

Proud partnership

16 April 2019

Here at The Fast Lane we love being part of all the communities we call home. We also like to give back where we can, and we’re so happy to tell you about our newest local initiative. We’ve partnered with the Black Dog Ride across all our locations, to help start a conversation about depression and suicide.

We wanted to start things with a bang and have kicked off the 12-month initiative with a $2500 donation. You’ll start to notice our staff wearing Black Dog Ride bandanas and badges, and the special BioPak biodegradable cups we told you about last month have started to appear in stores with Black Dog imaging on them. 

We want to get you talking – we’ll be sparking conversations about mental health and suicide, and encouraging people to reach out and chat to someone when they are struggling.

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Guilt free coffee!

Guilt free coffee!

19 March 2019

You might have heard recently that in Hobart they are looking at becoming Australia’s first place to ban single use plastics. It got us thinking about what the public reaction would be if the same thing was introduced into NSW and QLD. 

Did you know at The Fast Lane we are already well ahead of our time when it comes to environmentally friendly packaging? Yep – when you get one of our coffees, you’re getting it in a BioPak cup that is compostable, and a lid that this is recyclable!

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Queensland, we’re coming for you!

Queensland, we’re coming for you!

1 February 2019

First Rockhampton, then Maryborough, now Queensland… we’re coming to take over. Yes, you heard right, after opening our Maryborough site in December we’ve become quite fond of your sunny state and plan on moving on in.
Maryborough marked our 7thsite overall and the 3rdin Queensland, and in 2019 we’d like to add Gladstone, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Brisbane to the family too.

Would you like to be part of our growth? Well, we're currently searching for self-motivated, driven, enthusiastic and hard-working, team players who are excited at the prospect of owning their own business to help us take the Fast Line Drive-Thru Coffee to the next level and beyond!

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Hello coffee, goodbye kilos!

Hello coffee, goodbye kilos!

8 January 2019

Praise the lord and pass the coffee, our New Year’s resolutions are officially achievable. Why, you might ask? Well, a nutritionist has gone on record with the news we’ve been patiently waiting for – coffee can in fact, help you lose weight. 

Published in the UK’s ‘The Express’, Nutritionist Sarah Flowers said the coffee can help you slim down because it is capable of boosting your metabolism.

“Your daily cup of coffee can boost your metabolic rate, but stimulating thermogenesis, helping you in turn to burn more fat,” Sarah was quoted saying. 

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