The UK-based coffee chain plans to open stores in the southern US states of Arizona, Florida and Georgia following its upcoming debut in Texas
Black Sheep Coffee is targeting Phoenix, Miami and Atlanta for US expansion | Photo credit: Black Sheep Coffee
UK coffee chain Black Sheep Coffee, which is set to debut in the US in Texas this quarter, has cited Arizona, Florida and Georgia as target states for expansion.
The London-based operator will open its first US outlet in East Dallas to kickstart its initial expansion phase of reaching 15 stores across the country.
Speaking to The Dallas News, Co-Founder Gabriel Shohet revealed Black Sheep Coffee chose Texas for its debut because of its fast-growing population and already has a second Dallas site in the pipeline alongside two stores in Austin.
The company will then target Phoenix, Arizona, Miami, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia, to complete its first phase of US growth.
Founded in 2013, Black Sheep Coffee forecasts reaching 130 stores globally by the end of 2023.
Alongside its more than 50 outlets in the UK, Black Sheep Coffee also operates single stores in Paris, France, and Manila, the Philippines.
Texas will also be the debut US state for German coffee chain Coffee Fellows which recently announced it will open three stores in Houston this year before targeting 25 outlets state-wide by the end of 2024.
World Coffee Portal research shows the total US branded coffee shop market surpassed pre-pandemic outlet levels in 2022, exceeding 38,400 stores in September 2022.
The US market is expected surpass 41,900 outlets by 2027.