The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® brand, one of the world's leading roasters and retailers of specialty coffee and tea, announced today that it will expand its presence into Central California through its new franchisee, Golden State Coffee & Tea, Inc. This news comes on the heels of the company's recent expansion and return to New York City with the announcement to open up 100 locations over the next several years.
Golden State Coffee & Tea, Inc. will open 20 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores throughout the following six Central California counties: Kern, San Luis Obispo, Tulare, Kings, Monterey and Fresno. The area boasts a long coast line and parts of the central valley and presents an untapped growth opportunity for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brand.
"The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brand provides an inviting and enriching coffee and tea experience," said Simranjit Sandhu, partner, Golden State Coffee & Tea, Inc. "We want to bring that experience and high-quality product to coffee and tea lovers in Central California. We're thrilled to become part of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf family."
To date, the Los Angeles-based chain has 312 stores across 14 states, and more than 1,200 locations across 30 countries worldwide.
"The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf carefully and personally selects new opportunities that will strengthen our customers' deep-rooted loyalty that exists across the globe," said John Fuller, chief executive officer, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. "We know our partner Golden State Coffee & Tea, Inc. will introduce The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's high-quality coffee and tea to Central California and provide new guests with the brand experience they expect."
As a part of the development agreement, Golden State Coffee & Tea, Inc. acquired the corporate-owned The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf store located at 354 5 Cities Drive in Pismo Beach, California. The Pismo Beach store features mobile ordering, gift cards, accepts the mobile rewards app, serves Nitro and offers a private meeting room available for booking.
For more information, please visit www.coffeebean.com.
About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf ®
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® brand is a leading global roaster and retailer of specialty coffees and teas and is widely credited for driving high quality and innovation to the coffee and tea industry. The company sources the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world and hand blends coffee and tea for the freshest flavors. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf started the frozen coffee drink craze with the invention of The Original Ice Blended® drink and is also the first global coffee and tea retailer to offer cold brew tea. The company currently has more than 1,200 retail locations across the globe and can also be found in grocery aisles as well as specialty locations including airports and hotels. For more information, visit www.coffeebean.com.
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