Cafe Down Under has big plans
The Australian brand Gloria Jean’s Coffees has opened its second cafe in Beijing, and by last month it had more than 20 stores around China. The brand says it plans to speed up establishing more than 200 cafes in the country over the next five years. Gloria Jean’s Coffees opened its first outlet in China in Tianjin in 2014. The company is 100 percent Australian owned, but the brand started when Gloria Jean and Ed Kvetko opened a coffee outlet in a small town north of Chicago in 1979. Two businessmen, Nabi Saleh and Peter Irvine, took the Gloria Jean’s Coffees brand from the US to Australia in 1995, aiming to sell high-quality, specialty coffee. Gloria Jean’s Coffees now has more than 1,200 cafes in 42 markets worldwide, including more than 400 cafes in Australia. Gloria Jean’ s Coffees ,1/ F, Top win Center ,1 Nan San li tun Lu, Chaoyang district.