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A coffee brand with a Hawaiian twist is making its way to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Colorado-based franchise Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii signed a multi-unit agreement that will bring five new shops to DFW by the end of 2024.
According to a news release, the first location will open in Sachse at 3800 Miles Rd. The opening date is set for sometime in the fourth quarter of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023. Two more stores will open later in 2023, with the last two set to open in 2024.
Ankush Agrawal and Rushik Solanki are bringing the brand to the area. The DFW-based business partners operate as Makers LLC, and were impressed with the brand’s culture of ‘ohana – the Hawaiian word for family.
“The Bad Ass Coffee name caught our attention right away, and we were even more impressed as we started digging into the franchise opportunity,” Agrawal said in a statement. “…The entire leadership team has been amazingly supportive – there’s a solid infrastructure and clear vision for growth. It is truly exciting to get in at the ground level of an emerging brand with immense opportunity and know you’re playing a part in its evolution.”
The first Bad Ass Coffee shop opened in Hawaii in 1989 and the brand still maintains its roots to Hawaiian culture today with partnerships with multi-generational Hawaiian coffee farmers.
“They are harvesting some of the highest quality coffee beans in the world, resulting in a superior product that we’re able to offer to our customers,” Solanki said.
Besides offering Hawaiian coffees and international blends, Bad Ass also serves blended drinks, lattes, cold brews, teas, and foods.
The growing brand is not stopping its Texas expansion with DFW either. Markets such as Austin, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Houston and San Antonio are also on the map. With franchise locations currently open in California and Florida, the company has plans to open 150 new locations over the next five years.