Starbucks Is Finally Set to Open Its First Store in Africa

It was back in the ’80s when Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was inspired by Italy’s espresso culture while there on a business trip, subsequently bringing the drink back to the U.S. where it immediately took off.
After single-handedly popularizing the cafe around the world over the course of the past four-and-a-half decades, colossal coffee store chain Starbucks revealed plans to open its first store in South Africa next month in the upmarket Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank.

Starbucks will leave the operation of its South African stores to licensee Taste Holdings, which is also the master franchisee of Dominos Pizza, Fish & Chips Co, Scooters Pizza and Maxi’s in South Africa and also has the right of first refusal in several other African markets.

Source: Reuters

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