Top 10 Coffee Chains in the World 2015

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Here is a list of the top 10 Coffee Chains in World in 2015. Coffee Shops/Cafés have become one of the most sought after hangout places for youngsters to spend a quality time with their friends. Over the last decade, coffee houses have increased their presence manifold, with global brands like Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Tim Hortons etc spreading their presence across the world along with the other prominent players. They offer coffee, tea and dough food items as part of their menu.

10. Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain is a global bakery and café chain headquartered in Boston, the USA. Louis Kane founded the company in 1978.

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• Revenue: 0.37 million US$

Since inception, it has expanded throughout the United States and it has presence in India and Thailand. In 1999, the company went public as Au Bon Pain Co. Inc.. Due to a management buyout in 2005, LNK Partners, a private equity group, acquired a controlling stake in Au Bon Pain in 2008.

Au Bon Pain has around 250 cafés in the USA and many other company-owned stores in its international locations. It also has a catering division apart from retail outlets. Its portfolio includes coffee and espresso beverage, baked foods, sandwiches, salads and soups. The company was ranked the healthiest chain restaurant in the United States by Grellin Grade.