Australian Franchise News – 04-04-11
Esquires Coffee Houses is celebrating the sale of its New Zealand franchise to leading Australian franchisor, the Retail Food Group (RFG).
Following the acquisition, the master rights for Esquires Coffee Houses in New Zealand and Australia will now belong to RFG, having previously belonged to the Deeks family who brought the Esquires brand to New Zealand from Canada in 2001.
Following the buyout, RFG have reportedly stated that it’s business as usual for New Zealand’s largest coffee chain and they are currently working alongside the Deeks family to ensure the transition of its 46 stores runs smoothly.
Back in Britain, however, Peter Kirton remains Managing Director of Esquires Coffee Houses UK with 33 stores spread across the country and a strong reputation for quality products and service.
Commenting on the sale of the New Zealand franchise, he said:
“It’s great to watch the Esquires brand grow, both here in the UK and overseas. RFG has a wealth of experience in the franchising sector and this will surely bring countless benefits to the franchisees in New Zealand, as well as the wider international network.
“Here in the UK, I have no such plans to sell. We’re in a very exciting period of growth at the moment and this year, in particular, will see some fantastic locations and franchisees added to our portfolio.”
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