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S. Korean dessert cafe chain Sulbing taps Philippines

All News 11:37 December 11, 2017

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean dessert cafe franchise Sulbing said Monday it will open new stores in the Philippines in its latest efforts to expand abroad to secure new growth engines.

Sulbing has signed a deal with Beonyeong Company Inc. to open branches in the Southeast Asian country, the Korean firm said.

Its plan is to first launch 10 stores at the Philippines' capital city of Manila and the nearby regions. The first branch is planned to open early next year, according to the company.

"Southeast Asia is an attractive market for franchise operators due to its rising spending power on the back of economic growth, and the large youth population," a company official said.

The dessert franchise currently operates chains in China, Japan, Thailand and Australia.

In this photo provided by Sulbing, a Korean dessert cafe franchise operator, company officials pose for a photo during a signing ceremony in Seoul on Dec. 9, 2017. (Yonhap)


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