Coffee Club


The Coffee Club to expand into Malaysia

8:34PM | Sunday, 18 August

Australian café chain The Coffee Club is set to ramp up its international expansion plans after signing a licencing agreement for 10 new cafes to open in Malaysia.   The Coffee Club, which opened its first café in Brisbane in 1989, says in a statement the first Coffee Club in Malaysia is expected to open in December after reaching an agreement with Warung Sentral Sdn Bhd.   “The Coffee Club currently has a presence in seven countries across the world and the Malaysia signing is an important step forward in the future growth of the brand,” The Coffee Club chief executive Jason Ball says in the statement.   “Asia represents huge growth potential for The Coffee Club brand and we are excited by the new Malaysia venture.”   Ball says the deal with Warung Sentral follows a deal with Al Nasser Holdings to expand the brand into the Middle East and North Africa.   There are currently 46 Coffee Clubs in New Zealand, 12 in Thailand, three in China, three in Egypt, one in the Maldives and one in New Caledonia.   The Coffee Club is 50% owned by Thai hospitality and leisure company Minor International.

The Coffee Club opens in Egypt despite recent unrest

7:50AM | Thursday, 5 July

Australian café franchise The Coffee Club has opened its first venue in Egypt on the back of major political unrest, but the company is confident it can appeal to locals and tourists alike.

Pie Face aims at taking slice of US market

3:29AM | Friday, 15 March

Food franchise Pie Face has expanded to the United States, opening its first store in the heart of New York, but has tweaked its all-Australian offering only slightly for the US market.

The Coffee Club launches franchisee recruitment drive

3:10AM | Friday, 15 March

Café franchise The Coffee Club plans to open a new Australian store every fortnight for the next five years, while expanding into new and existing markets including Egypt, China and Thailand.

Service franchises trump food retail in popularity stakes

11:06AM | Wednesday, 16 November

Service-based businesses have trumped food retail as the most popular type of franchise for new franchisees, new research reveals, due to smaller start-up costs and stronger trading conditions.

Australian franchisors urged to not overlook India, with sector set to grow 35%

11:07AM | Tuesday, 8 November

Australian franchisors looking to expand internationally should not discount India as a viable market, an expert says, because the country’s franchising sector is growing at 35% per annum.

Coffee Club franchisee scoops FCA award

10:43AM | Friday, 14 October

The Coffee Club franchisee Carolyn McManus has revealed her secrets to success for multi-unit franchising, after being named Multi-unit Franchisee of the Year by the peak industry body.

Coffee prices a wakeup for operators

3:18AM | Tuesday, 22 March

Australian cafes have been urged to concentrate on improving the customer experience in the wake of a record coffee price surge.