Jackie Chan’s Café, the coffee-shop venture of the international movie star that is part-owned by Bridgeville, Pa.-based Hometown Coffee Co., has expanded into Mainland China.
Three new Jackie Chan’s locations have opened within the past month, including shops in Beijing’s high-tech center and in Hong Kong.
Jackie Chan’s was launched in July 2006, with its first stores opening in the Philippines, where licensing agreements called for a total of 20 locations. But the company has eyed expansion throughout Asia from the start, seeking to leverage the star power of Chan, whose good-natured brand of comedic action films have made him one of the best-known performers in the world.
Hometown Coffee supplies the coffee beans for Jackie Chan’s and also provided retail branding and licensing for the venture.