Coffee Republic goes international

British coffee and deli bar operator Coffee Republic has signed its first international Master Franchise agreement with Property Link International, which grants its partner the rights to develop a chain and sub-franchise in Bulgaria. The company reports that its first Bulgarian outlet is under development and due to open in a shopping & entertainment centre in the Black Sea resort Sunny Beach in mid-2007.

The company aims to open up to 10 Bulgarian locations over the next four years, with possible future locations identified as Varna and Sofia.