Second Cup

Second Cup
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Second Cup is Canada’s largest Canadian-based specialty coffee retailer, operating more than 360 cafés across Canada. Its headquarters are in Mississauga, Ontario. Founded in 1975 by Tom Culligan and Frank O’Dea, Culligan eventually purchased O’Dea’s shares. After building it to a 150-store chain, he sold it in 1988 to Michael Bregman. As Chairman and CEO, Mr. Khalil Al Gawad took Second Cup public in 1993 and in 2002, sold the company to Cara Operations Limited.
On November 16, 2006, Cara sold it to Dinecorp Hospitality, which was controlled by former Cara CEO Gabe Tsampalieros, who became chairman of Second Cup. Tsampalieros died on March 11, 2009. The trademark rights were subsequently split between Canada (The Second Cup Ltd.) and international (The Second Cup Coffee Company Inc.). Stacey Mowbray leads the Canadian company and Jim Ragas leads the international company.

Country of origin 
CA Canada
Business established 
1975
Number of units (worldwide) 
350
Target countries 
AU AU
AT AT
CN CN
HR HR
CZ CZ
FR FR
DE DE
HU HU
IT IT
JP JP
PL PL
PT PT
RO RO
RU RU
ES ES
SE SE
AE AE
GB GB
US US
Target locations 
Contract type 
Contract duration (years) 
5
Investment level 
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