Popular Australian coffee chain to open first UK store in Glasgow

A popular Australian coffee chain is set to open its first UK store in Glasgow next month.

Published 24th Jan 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Gloria Jean’s Coffees is headed for the St. Enoch Centre, with the opening of the new store penned in for February.

The new 1996.49 sq ft unit will be located on the first floor and marks the start of ambitious plans for the company with 13 other locations earmarked for the UK.

Commenting on the plans, Nicholas Brill, director of international for Gloria Jean’s Coffees, said: “Gloria Jean’s Coffees is very excited to be entering the UK market, and we’re looking forward to seeing two stores open, one in Scotland and another in London, which will be open to the public within the first half of 2019.

“The stores will feature the new logo, retail design, a fresh menu and our customer service will reflect the values of the Good Cup coffee philosophy. Good Cup ensures that we deliver speed, quality and consistency of product with every coffee and that’s something our team is committed to every day.”

The Glasgow shopping centre, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is bringing a number of firsts to the city with Wrapchic and Sushi Stop also set to open in the next few months, adding to the mall’s extensive food offering which already includes Nando’s, Pizza Hut, Ed’s Easy Diner, Di’Maggio’s as well as Greggs, Subway, Burger King and McDonalds.

The centre is currently undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment which will bolster’s its leisure offering with a nine screen VUE cinema planned as well as eight new restaurants.

Anne Ledgerwood, general manager of St. Enoch Centre, added: “It’s been a busy start to 2019 and we’re looking forward to welcoming Gloria Jean’s and Anime Republic to the centre along with Wrapchic and Sushi Stop, all of which will be opening in the city for the first time.

“Today’s shoppers are increasingly looking for fresh experiences and we’re proud to bring a range of new retailers for our shoppers to enjoy as well as enhance our leisure offering where people can enjoy a meal or grab a bite to eat on the go while in the city.”

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