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Saudi Arabia’s Barn’s reaches 700 stores ahead of planned global expansion

The drive-thru coffee chain has agreements in place to open stores in Bahrain, Oman and Malaysia and has set its sights on the US and Europe

Barn’s is seeking to reach 800 stores by the end of 2024 and 1,000 outlets globally by 2030 | Photo credit: Barn’s


Drive-thru coffee chain Barn’s has reached 700 stores across Saudi Arabia with a new site in Jeddah. 

Located in the western port city’s Town Square business park, the outlet represents a key milestone for the Al Amjaad Group-owned coffee chain as it seeks to reach 800 stores by the end of 2024 and 1,000 outlets globally by 2030

Alongside further expansion in Saudi Arabia – the largest branded coffee shop market in the Middle East – Barn’s is also expected to open its first international store this year. In December 2023, a Barn’s official told World Coffee Portal that the chain would make its overseas debut in Bahrain during the first quarter of 2024. 

In a new press release, Barn’s said its imminent Bahrain debut will ‘mark the beginning of the brand’s global expansion’ as it seeks to establish a presence in at least 10 markets. In April 2024, the coffee chain signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chain Consulting Oman to enter the Omani market and is currently exploring opportunities in Egypt and the UAE. 

Barn’s has also signed a franchise agreement with foodservice retailer Premier Fine Foods to open stores in Malaysia, with the partnership expected to pave the way for 300 planned outlets across southeast Asia within the next 10 years. 

Meanwhile, the drive-thru operator has plans to launch in the US and Europe this year. Barn’s operator signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi-based consumer goods import specialist UrbanTrade International in August 2023 to facilitate its US debut, with New York mooted as the chain’s preferred location. 

In May 2023, Barn’s cited the UK as a key growth market for its global expansion plans and said it would initially seek to open 10 stores in London in the near future. At the Paris Franchise Expo in March 2024, the coffee chain said the wider European market presents ‘fertile ground’ for growth.

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