Mugg & Bean

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Mugg & Bean
Industry Restaurants
Genre Coffee & Generous Food
Founded Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa (1996 (1996))
Founder Ben Filmalter
Headquarters JHB, Gauteng, South Africa
Number of locations
184 stores (2015)
Products Full Service & On The Move
(Bottomless Coffee • Famous Giant Muffins • Generous Food • On Trend Innovation Freshly Baked Cakes • Decadent Hot & Cold Drinks)
Parent Famous Brands Limited [1]

Mugg & Bean is a full-service, & On-The-Move restaurant, coffee-themed franchise restaurant chain originating from South Africa. The restaurant chain was founded in 1996 by Ben Filmalter after a visit to a Chicago coffee shop in the early 1990s inspired him to open a similar restaurant in South Africa.[1] The franchise was bought by Famous Brands in 2009.[2]

As of 2015 they had 184 outlets throughout South Africa and the rest of Africa, as well as a number of overseas operations, including the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Mugg & Bean founder dies | IOL". Retrieved 2016-11-07. 
  2. ^ SAID, MICHAEL (19 October 2010). "Who mugged the Bean?". Retrieved 7 November 2016. 

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