About Us

About Us

Bubble Tea Café is a modern tea fusion café. We are breaking all the rules and taking tea to new heights and a refreshing place it has never been before.  We offer a wide selection of options and amazing tea creations to please all palates! Our menu includes Bubble Tea, Iced Tea Fusions, Organic Loose Leaf Hot Tea blends, Coffee, desserts and snack items.  At Bubble Tea Cafe, we only use the highest quality ingredients and we pride ourselves on freshness and excellent customer service.

We are taking tea to another level while creating healthier minds and bodies in the process. We have something available for everyone of all ages!

 

History

In 2012, Ryan and Kurtis decided to purchase the previously-established Bubble Tea Cafe in Harbison.  Ryan and Kurtis independently own and operate Bubble Tea Cafe with aspirations to increase awareness and brand recognition while focusing on customer service, community involvement, and product quality.  In addition, Ryan and Kurtis are involved with several organizations in the community including the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the West Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce.  

Ryan also serves as a Co-Advisor for the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at the University of South Carolina.  As part of their business model, they strive to give back to non profit organizations throughout the year in various ways.  They have partnered with organizations like Alala Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Pets Inc, Pawmetto Lifeline, Toys for Tots, Epworth Children’s Home, Pink Posses, and various student organizations.  

Ryan and Kurtis aim to have an impact on the local economy while building community involvement.

 

Meet the Owners 

Ryan Pettitt

Graduate of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, Ryan received his degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship Management in 2009.  Ryan began his career with Nestle USA after graduation.  Upon completion of the District Sales Leader Development Program, he managed a team of sales representatives , delivery agents, and merchandisers out of Raleigh, NC for the eastern half of the state.  In 2012, Ryan received a promotion to transition into the Southeast Region Capability Leader.  In this role, he was responsible for developing, implementing, and sustaining training initiatives within the 6 states that comprised the Southeast Region.  He worked collaboratively with the Executive Leadership Team and Capability Department.

These experiences in culmination with his previous work history in the restaurant industry, have properly prepared Ryan for the responsibility and knowledge required to effectively operate Bubble Tea Cafe.  Ryan incorporates these skill sets into all aspects of the business including leadership, operations and customer interactions.

 

Kurtis Drake

Graduate of the University of South Carolina- Aiken. Kurtis received his degree in Biology. Kurtis began his career with a global environmental company out of college, starting off as a chemist, and working his way to inside sales/customer service, then finally outside sales. Kurtis is able to utilize his skill sets acquired in these positions to help facilitate the growth, sales, and marketing of Bubble Tea Cafe.

 

Gift Certificates

Available for purchase at both locations!

 

Locations and Hours

 

Harbison

-Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

-Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

-Sunday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

-Address: 1260 A6 Bower Pkwy Columbia, SC 29212

-Phone: 803-781-7508 (click and call)

Downtown

-Monday – Wednesday: 10:00am – 9:00pm

-Thursday – Saturday: 10:00am – 11:00pm

-Sunday: 10:00am – 10:00pm

-Address: 1226 Pendleton St. Columbia, SC 29201

-Phone: 803-445-1050 (click and call)