London Coffee Chain Target Airports and Train Stations
Grind have announced they’ve signed an exclusive new agreement with SSP, in order to build Grind cafés and bars in airports and train stations throughout the UK and Europe. It’s this reason why the café/bar brand are actively seeking investment via Crowdcube in order to fund the “next stage of growth”.
Grind will first launch their new outlets at two major London travel locations in 2018, and the brand are already planning to open more outlets in both air and rail locations in the near future. SSP - who are known as a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations across the globe - will be helping Grind open these new outlets.
“We can confirm that we are partnering with SSP. They are helping us bring Grind to train stations and airports nationally for the very first time. We want to keep hold of our sterling reputation, by providing our customers with the highest quality coffee and cocktails our London customers have grown accustomed to,” said David Abrahamovitch, founder and CEO of Grind.
Grind managed to double their target by raising £1.3 million in “bonds” in August 2015. However, in order to achieve their desired next phase of growth, Grind decided to go back to Crowdcube in the hope that members of the public would decide to buy shares in the company.
“We are delighted to be able to include Grind within our brand portfolio. Grind is a truly incredible and forward-thinking brand, and their concept is a perfect match for the travelling consumer who desires top notch coffee and food, as well as for locals who are looking for the perfect meeting place to have a nice drink and eat a decent meal,” said Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK and Ireland.
Grind - which was established in 2011 in Shoreditch - now serves over one million coffees annually. The company has 200 members of staff working across five café-bars, four restaurants, a coffee roastery and even a recording studio!