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Cafe chain Gloria Jean’s heading to India

Australian retail coffeehouse Gloria Jean’s is set to launch in India with its first outlet in Bengaluru.

The franchise is being taken to India by recently-appointed CEO of Jay Jay Capital & Investments Rohit Malhotra. Jay Jay is planning multiple investments in launching brands new to India in the cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels and resorts, fashion, retail and entertainment sectors. 

Jay Jay subsidiary GJC Hospitality is the master franchise holder for Gloria Jean’s Coffees in India.

The company has not said how many stores it is planning, but the first will act as a test of the concept enabling the company to finetune its offer for the local market. 

Malhotra says the company will be focusing on quality.

“At Gloria Jean’s, we take our coffee very seriously, so not only does it taste great, but we also make sure we buy from suppliers that look after both their workers and the environment,” said Malhotra. 

“Our coffee beans are sourced from all over the world and from many different farms of all types and sizes – large plantations, co-operative groups and tiny family farms. This means that there is no one size fits all approach to buying responsibly, but we are focused on promoting sustainable farming and a better outcome for all”.

Originating in the US but now Australian owned, Gloria Jean’s Coffees has about 760 coffee houses in more than 55 countries.

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