STARBUCKS coffee shops could be on the way to Conwy, Anglesey and Gwynedd
Fast food franchise Gastronomy Foods, which owns 12 KFC restaurants across north and mid Wales, has announced plans to bring the popular American coffee chain to the region over the next five years.
Managing director Akram Khan said: “Within the next five years we’re planning to have at least 20 Starbucks and, fingers crossed, to increase our present workforce of about 280 to between 800 and 1,000.”
Gastronomy Foods also aims to increase its number of KFC outlets across mid and north Wales and the Midlands in England to 20.
Mr Kahn added: "I moved to Wales from Chingford nine years ago because I saw an opportunity to develop the KFC brand to an under-served market and now hope to do the same with Starbucks.
"I eventually plan to sell shares in the business to our employees to recognise their importance to the company."