The Coffee Cup Franchise Expands in Central America

The chain just opened its fifth store in Honduras and it expects to open its first one in Costa Rica in July, while negotiating entry into the U.S.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The franchise model of the Salvadoran “The Coffee Cup” Company currently has 18 stores in El Salvador and it plans to open 2 more stores in the country and 2 others in the region.

In relation to the company’s entry in to the U.S. market, the executive director of The Coffee Cup, Leyla de Quirós, told El Diario de Hoy: "They are bidding on the store we have been looking at. It is in one of the towers of the Four Seasons, which is a beautiful, quality complex, owned by Four Seasons Hotel. We hope we are given the store. We already made the company’s presentation and the Americans were fascinated."

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