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Kudos Hospitality opens Coffee Republic franchise in Bournemouth

06 October 2009 by
Kudos Hospitality opens Coffee Republic franchise in Bournemouth

Contract caterer Kudos Hospitality has opened a Coffee Republic outlet at the Bournemouth International Centre just months after the coffee chain went into administration.

Administrators KPMG announced in July that it hoped to sell some of the company's profitable franchises after the outlets Coffee Republic (UK), Coffee Republic Franchising and Goodbean were placed into administration.

The new opening marks the beginning of an ongoing relationship between Kudos and Coffee Republic with plans for further coffee shop openings in the future.

Coffee Republic's chief executive David Reynolds said the Bournemouth International Centre presented a "top events" venue for the new opening.

"Bournemouth International Centre attracts many different kinds of events from political party conferences and major international artists and we are delighted to be in such good company," he said.

Coffee Republic was founded by brother and sister team Bobby and Sahar Hashemi in central London in 1995.

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