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SECOND CUP – Canadian coffee shop chain to launch in UK

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada – Canadian based International brand Second Cup Coffee Company Inc. (“Second Cup”) is expanding the reach of the Second Cup café brand once again, as it prepares to open its first café in the UK.

The first café is scheduled to open in Manchester city center in early October of 2014 on Corporation Street next to the Arndale Mall. The 2500 square foot, two level café, contains seating for over 65 guests and has already created an enthusiastic buzz within the Manchester community with anticipation for the unique atmosphere created with a spacious, comfortable interior, free Wi-Fi and an indulgent selection of food, beverages and other goodies.

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Second Cup, originally started in Canada 39 years ago now has over 130 Cafés internationally. Second cup is known for its commitment to serve environmentally correct coffee and other drink creations.

“We believe that Second Cup’s variety of innovative and exclusive coffee blends, espresso-based beverages, fantastic premium tea selections, iced drinks, signature foods – all local products, all natural frozen yogurt and indulgent treats in a warm and comfortable setting will appeal to the people of Manchester and the United Kingdom and we are very excited about our future here” said Jim Ragas, President Second Cup International.

The Second Cup coffee café concept originated in 1975 in Toronto, Canada. Second Cup’s international expansion started in 2003 and has opened cafés in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Syria, Jordan, Riyadh, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, U.S.A., Cyprus, Romania, Lebanon, Morocco, Kurdistan, Iraq, Taiwan, Azerbaijan, Libya, Pakistan and Ghana and several new regions to open soon.

Second Cup cafés are located in 26 regions worldwide with over 130 operating internationally. Second Cup is actively seeking new regional franchise partners for additional area development within the UK as well as globally.