Canadian coffee chain Second Cup to expand across London

By Sophie Witts contact

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Canadian coffee chain Second Cup to expand across the UK

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Canadian coffee chain Second Cup has revealed plans to open five new sites across the UK this year as it aims to increase its share of the UK's £7.9bn coffee market.

The café group are set to launch in Putney, Harrow, Kensington and Cardiff and an as-yet unconfirmed location this summer.

The Toronto-based chain, which serves coffee, cold pressed juices and frozen yoghurt, also confirmed it is actively seeking new regional franchise partners for further UK development. 

It is a period of accelerated expansion for the brand, which made its UK debut in Manchester in 2014 followed by openings in Birmingham and on London’s Portobello Road.

“We are very excited about our continuous UK expansion and can’t wait for all of the new cafes to open. Growth, quality and innovation have always been at the cornerstone of our brand,” said Jim Ragas, president and CEO of The Second Cup Coffee Company Inc.

Second Cup opened its first café in Toronto, Ontario, in 1975 and over the past 40 years has expanded to over 30 regions worldwide including the United States, Iraq, Egypt, Cyprus, Romania and Pakistan.

There are now over 160 Second Cup cafes operating internationally.

The UK coffee market is set to be worth over £15bn by 2020,​ with an estimated 30,000 outlets nationwide.

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