Premium Hawaiian coffee chain Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii will open 18 new locations in the US state of Tennessee, as part of a new franchise deal
Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii operates 24 stores across the US, Virgin Islands and Japan | Photo credit: Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii
Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii is set to grow its mainland US store presence with a new franchise agreement.
The deal will see the premium coffee brand open 18 new locations in the US state of Tennessee alongside Nashville-based Rothwell Development Company, which will build the new sites.
According to the terms of the agreement, Rothwell Development Company will open four units in Knoxville, two in Gatlinburg and 12 in the greater Nashville area, with an option to open an additional 15 to 20 units.
“The partnership with Rothwell Development Company is not only a great entry into the Nashville market, but also validation of the company’s aggressive growth plan and a product of the work that’s been done by our team to revive this brand as an attractive multi-unit investment opportunity,” said Scott Snyder, CEO, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii.
Founded in Hawaii in 1989, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii operates 24 franchise stores across the US, Virgin Islands and Japan. The company also sells its own retail branded coffee products via its online website, which the company promotes will soon be available through grocery, hospitality, and specialty retail channels.
The Bad Ass Coffee franchise was purchased in 2019 by Royal Aloha Franchise Company to support the brands franchise store growth and development.