The Coffee Club to open 14 new stores before Christmas

Australian café group, The Coffee Club, has announced it will open one new store every week, from now until Christmas.

The 14 new stores, located across New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia, will feature a new modernised store design;  just one of the new elements introduced as part of The Coffee Club’s recently announced brand transformation.

The expansion will bring the total number of The Coffee Club stores to 279 nationally with the café group expanding its footprint in each state and territory in Australia.  

The Coffee Club Director, John Lazarou, said The Coffee Club's growth in Australia is testament to the popularity of the brand with consumers and business people looking to buy a successful franchise business.

"We spend a lot of time on attention to detail in our new stores to ensure all of our customers enjoy a warm and inviting experience.  We're excited to see the roll out of our fresh, premium cafe and dining experience which will further fuel our growth in Australia," Mr Lazarou said.

"In 2012 The Coffee Club Group had a very successful year with a turnover of $400 million, which is enabling the group to expand domestically."

Mr Lazarou said the new store openings are only part of the developments at The Coffee Club as part of its brand transformation ahead of its 25th anniversary next year.

"It is very exciting to see all the changes that have occurred at The Coffee Club over its 24 year history.  This is something truly spectacular for the franchise industry in Australia," Mr Lazarou said.

Last year, The Coffee Club served 40 million cups of coffee and proudly employs more than 6,000 people nationally.

The new stores will be located at QLD; Gladstone, Tingalpa, Buderim, Chinchilla, two in Ipswich, Kawana. NSW; Cabarita, Albury.  WA; Bunbury, Kalamanda.  VIC - Epping Plaza, Craigieburn & Eastlands, Tas.

Internationally, The Coffee Club has 66 stores with 46 in New Zealand, 12 in Thailand, 3 in China, 3 in Egypt, 2 in the Maldives and 1 in New Caledonia.