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Hot & Brown

Hot & Brown    Greendalelogo
Purpose : A coffee shop franchise — PHOTO ICON Gallery —Location details
First appearance: "Introduction to Film"

Visitors: The study group, Greendale students, Greendale faculty

Hot & Brown's coffee wakes me up to the fact that its coffee really sucks.
Jeff, "Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts".

Chalkboard epitaph.
Hot & Brown was a coffee franchise once located inside Greendale Community College's North cafeteria. It was usually the first stop for both students and teachers when their day began. Professor Whitman was known to stop by the shop every morning before classes started. It was accidentally burned down by Ben Chang and later replaced with a Subway franchise. After a student riot destroyed that restaurant, the site was given over to Shirley Bennett and Pierce Hawthorne who opened a sandwich shop called "Shirley's Sandwiches". The coffee shop's first appearance was in the Season One episode "Introduction to Film", and its last appearance was in the Season Three episode "Competitive Ecology".


  • The "R.I.P. Hot & Brown" sign can be seen months after its closing at Chang's birthday extravaganza to the left of Ricky Nightshade's wheel in "The First Chang Dynasty".
  • An ad for Hot & Brown in the Greendale Mall can be seen in a copy of the Greendale Gazette Journal Mirror shown in "Queer Studies & Advanced Waxing".
  • A branch of Hot & Brown at the Greendale Mall is visible in "Heroic Origins".