First Starbucks franchise to open in the UK
The rumours are true, Starbucks is to franchise in the UK! Following a period of exceptional trading, coffee giant Starbucks has recently revealed it will open its first Starbucks franchise in the UK before the end of 2012.
Aiming to open the first UK Starbucks franchise in the South of England, and the first Starbucks franchise in the world, it is a very interesting time for UK franchising.
The reason for the UK being picked as the location for the first Starbucks franchise is simply down to our passion for coffee and the expected future growth of the UK coffee market.
Starbucks currently operates its own stores and via licenses. It will however be introducing Starbucks franchise opportunities within the UK to enable stores to be opened in small towns where a franchisee would be able to contribute their local knowledge.
Starbucks has indicated that it plans to open 200 Starbucks franchises in the UK by 2017.
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