A coffee shop with roots in North Carolina is opening their 10th location in Waco soon, and what's really got people buzzing is the way it'll operate.

According to a report from Bitty & Beau's Coffee, a franchise store will soon be opening a new location at 215 S. University Parks Drive.

While you may be thinking this is just your average coffee shop, you'd be wrong. Bitty & Beau's coffee is actually a shop run by employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee offers more than just a place to grab a cup of coffee - they offer an experience not only for the customers, but the employees as well.

The Waco location is currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Cashier
  • Drink Maker
  • Caller/Greeter
  • Part-time Shift Supervisor

If you or someone you know is interested in the above positions, register here to attend the hiring fair in Waco on Saturday, August 7 from 10 AM to 12 PM OR 2 PM to 4 PM at the Hilton Waco, 113 S University Parks Dr.

In January 2016, founder and CEO Amy Wright opened the original Beau’s Coffee in a 500 square foot space in Wilmington, NC. Amy is the proud mother of 4 children, two of whom have down's syndrome - Bitty and Beau. Amy is an advocate for the value, inclusion, and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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When Amy became aware that over 80% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are unemployed nationwide, she knew she had to make a change. Thus, Beau's Coffee was created. Just a few months after the initial opening of Beau's Coffee, the shop was renamed Bitty & Beau’s Coffee at older brother Beau's request.

Fast forward 5 years, and now Bitty & Beau's coffee has expanded to 19 locations in over 11 states!

Welcome to Central Texas, guys.

Top 20 Restaurants Central Texans Wish Would Come to Temple

Back on April 30, 2021, I asked the good people of Temple if they could picture a good restaurant to fill the lot on North General Bruce Drive where the soon to be torn down Long John Silver's stood.

This was before it was announced that a Dutch Bros. Coffee location would open there (which was one of the places I predicted as a contender in our article).

So now we know what will go in that spot, but the responses to my survey were interesting because they paint a picture of just how diverse Temple's population is. People recommended some familiar restaurants with locations in the surrounding area, but also a few I'd never even heard of.

Here are the top 20 results of the survey. Let's see what the good people of Temple are craving!

It's Time to 'Stuff the Bus' for Central Texas Students

The new school year is just around the corner, and Central Texas students will face unique challenges as we put the pandemic behind us and look to the future.

One challenge no child should face is being without the essential school supplies they'll need to live up to their potential and achieve academic success.

That's where you and I come in. From July 19 to August 15, you can donate school supplies at the following locations. Donated supplies will benefit students in need in Belton ISD, Killeen ISD, and Temple ISD. (Click each district to view their 2021-2022 school supply lists.)

Test Your Texas: How Many of These Jeopardy! Questions Can You Answer?

Jeopardy! as we know it has been on the air since 1984, but the show got its start way back 1964.

Over the decades, the writers have managed to keep coming up with challenging questions to test the intellectual might of America's best and brightest (and sometimes softball questions for celebrities).

Texas is a place packed with personality, culture, and history, and there've been hundreds of questions/answers about the Lone Star State. Let's take a look at a few recent ones, and keep an eye out because we'll add more soon to test your Texas trivia skills and challenge newcomers.

How many of these can you get right without Googling?