Marilyn Monroe™ Café is participating in the United States' largest franchise show, The 2013 International Franchise Expo


May 29, 2013

Toronto – May 22,  2013

Marilyn Monroe™ Café is participating in the 2013 International Franchise Expo taking place June 20 – 22, 2013 at The Javits Center in New York City.

As the largest franchise expo in the United States, The International Franchise Expo features thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners from every industry. The expo provides a platform to learn about proven franchise opportunities and to receive face-to-face business advice on how to select the best franchise.

MM Café USA is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with MM Florida Group, LLC, to open Marilyn Monroe™ Cafés in Florida, beginning with development in Miami, Orlando and surrounding areas.

Via an exclusive partnership agreement with New York based Authentic Brands Group, LLC, MM Café USA has secured the franchisor rights in the restaurant-café category for Marilyn Monroe.

“As one of the most admired global icons in the world, we are thrilled that Marilyn Monroe’s charm, beauty and charisma resonates so well with the lux, modern, sophisticated atmosphere that Marilyn MonroeCafé provides,” said Nick Woodhouse, President and CMO of Authentic Brands Group.

“Our new offering in the premium coffee space has been so well received, that numerous entrepreneurs have approached us to be part of this unique global iconic brand experience,” says Dave Craig, President, MM Café USA.  “The positive response and guest satisfaction with Marilyn MonroeCafé are beyond our expectations, and we look forward to developing the brand further into new markets.”

In addition, 10 new Marilyn Monroe™ Café units will soon begin opening around Vancouver, Canada. This adds to the worldwide development plans of the franchisor, which launched the flagship location in the fall of 2012, along Toronto’s wealthy suburban lakefront community of Oakville, Ontario.

Inspired by the iconic blonde bombshell, the Mason Studio design of Marilyn Monroe™ Café features a stylish selection of materials, mid-century modern furniture and subtle architectural details. These fine points culminate into an inviting space for all guests, whether they are on-the-go or casually snacking and sipping premium espressos with friends.

Marilyn Monroe™ Café is committed to the health of the environment. The beverage containers are from compostable and post-consumer recycled materials, lowering the impact on our planet, while all of the coffees are certified organic to ensure that every time customers enjoy their beverage, they are participating in a dedication to environmental sustainability.

Authentic Brands Group, in partnership with Leonard Green & Partners, is an intellectual property corporation with a mandate to acquire, manage and build long-term value in prominent consumer brands. With offices in New York and Toronto, ABG’s mission is to acquire and manage iconic consumer brands in apparel, sporting goods, action sports, home, celebrity, entertainment and consumer electronics and enhance brand equity through best- in-class brand licensee and direct-to-retail partnerships. The brands ABG owns include Marilyn Monroe®, Prince®, Ektelon®, Viking®, TapouT®, Sportcraft®, Classic Sport®, Silver Star Casting Company®, Iron Star®, Hitman Fight Gear® and Sinister Brand®.

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Dave Craig,  Chief Development Officer