Coffee Republic sells regional franchise

Coffee Republic, a coffee and deli bar operator, has agreed a regional franchise deal for the Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire areas. CR Mercia Ltd has bought the rights to franchise Coffee Republic in these regions.

'We are delighted to have secured the regional development agreement for Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire with Coffee Republic,' says Ashley and Alyson Cox of CR Mercia. 'We look forward to establishing strong pipeline of bars in the near future and to expanding the brand into more northern territories.'

Steven Bartlett, CEO of Coffee Republic, adds: 'We have been impressed by the enthusiasm and drive demonstrated by Ashley and Alyson and are very excited to be working with them in furthering the company's expansion into these new regions for us.'