Costa occasional may be a British transnational eating place company headquartered in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, and am completely in the hand subsidiary of Whitbread. It’s the second largest eating place chain within the world behind Starbucks and also the largest in the kingdom.
Costa occasional was based in London in 1971 by the Costa family as a wholesale operation provision roast occasional to caterers and specialist Italian occasional retailers. nonheritable by Whitbread in 1995, it’s since adult to over three, 277 stores across thirty one countries. The business has two, 121 kingdom restaurants, over 6,000 Costa categorical selling facilities and an additional one, 280 retailers overseas (including 395 in China).
Costa occasional operates one, 1.000 retailers within the UK as of mid 2016. Internationally, it operates one,200 stores throughout the planet in thirty one countries). The primary Costa store outside the united kingdom opened in the metropolis in 1999.
As well as street locations, Costa occasional retailers may be found in airports and among Homebase branches, WHSmith, Waterstone’s bookstores, larger Next stores, Odeon Cinemas, Marriott Hotels, Waitrose, Debenhams and Tesco stores, pizza pie Hut branches, yeoman of the guard pubs, Moto and RoadChef freeway services and in some hospitals and also the urban center and Manchester Primark branches. Smaller sub-units are started in railway stations and airports throughout the united kingdom. Several of Costa Coffee’s branches settled in airports, cinemas and hospitals square measure either individual or company franchises. Costa occasional additionally has tiny retailers positioned on distant business parks, typically among alternative food retailers, and on-the-spot at varying businesses.
Costa occasional presently has branches in several countries
Coffee served in a very Massimo cup. Costa Coffee has its own Roastery. The blend served in retail stores is their own “Mocha Italia”; it contains a blend of arabica and robusta. Costa Coffee employs Gennaro Pelliccia as a coffee taster, who had his tongue insured for £10m with Lloyd’s of London in 2009