The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf abruptly shuts down all NYC outposts
Coffee lovers: Pour a latte out for a fallen friend!
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the California-based coffee chain, abruptly shuttered all 12 of its NYC franchises this week after five years in the Big Apple.
No word yet on the fate of the coffee chain's 1,000 locations worldwide.
The company sent West Side Rag, the blog that broke the news, the following statement:
International Coffee & Tea, LLC regrets to announce that all of the franchised The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® locations in Manhattan closed on October 1, 2016. We value the brand's loyal following in the Big Apple and intend to swiftly bring The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® hand-crafted coffees and teas, including the world famous Ice Blended® drinks, back to New York City.
It is our hope that when The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® returns to New York, the new store owners will deliver the products and service our customers have come to expect through their experiences at the other 1,000+ company-owned and franchised The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® locations around the world.
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