Dubai-based coffee chain to launch in UK
Coffee Planet, the Dubai-based coffee chain, is set to open its first UK site in Cardiff.
The company, which roasts its own premium coffee in its United Arab Emirates (UAE) roastery, already has sites in UAE, Pakistan, Malaysia and Qatar and last year signed a franchise agreement with HB Brands to open 70 outlets in Saudi Arabia over a 10-year period as part of its global expansion programme.
Coffee Planet was set up in 2005 in Dubai and it launched its first franchised café concept in the UAE in 2009. By 2011 it had started its expansion of franchised cafés into international markets.
In 2016, the company launched a new franchise concept and, at the time, said that any partners would receive support from franchise conception to launch with ongoing assistance including barista training, contractor selection, outlet design, operations and marketing guidance.
Reports on local website Wales Online said the new opening was set for the beginning of April on Newport Road in the Welsh capital.