Tom N Toms

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Tom N Toms
IndustryCoffee shop
FoundedSouth Korea (2001; 20 years ago (2001))
Headquarters
Number of locations
410+ stores (2014)
WebsiteOfficial website

Tom N Toms Coffee(탐앤탐스) is a coffeehouse chain based in South Korea. It first opened in the Apgujeong-dong District of Seoul and now has over 400 branches in 9 different countries worldwide.[1] It is also among the top 3 coffee brands in South Korea.[2]

History[3][edit]

  • In 2001, Founded Tom N Toms
  • In 2005, Released Pretzel and Honey butter bread
  • In 2009, 100th shop in Korea and1st shop in Australia opens
  • In 2016, Launched on-demand delivery in partnership with RushOrder; LA served as the first test market[4]

Menu[5][edit]

Coffee[edit]

Americano and Latte is in the main menu.

Tea[edit]

Black, Herb, Fresh Tea

Smoothie[edit]

Yogurt and Non yogurt smoothie

Pretzel[edit]

Pretzel is one of famous menu of Tom N Toms

Bread[edit]

Honey butter Bread, Garlic bread

International Expansion[edit]

In 2009, the South Korean coffee chain established its first franchises abroad- opening two stores in Australia and one in Singapore.[6] From then on, the company have established branches and franchises across the world, including in the United States, Thailand, Philippines, Macau, China, Mongolia, Malaysia and Hong Kong.[7] The South China Morning Post estimated that the company had 200 international stores.[8] However, this is not stated on the company's official website- which references only 70 global stores on their 'Global List'.[9]

The first store to be located in Macau was opened in September 2015.[10]

In February 2015, Tom N Toms opened its first branch in the Philippines, located in Bacolod City.[11]

As of February 2016, there are 6 to 7 retail stores opened and operating in the Los Angeles, CA (Korea town) not including 1 store in the Little Tokyo and few additional stores in other parts of the United States.[12]

On June 23, 2016, Tom N Toms and RushOrder, a mobile-first food ordering technology company, jointly announced the launch of their partnership to offer on-demand delivery and mobile ordering in the US, with Los Angeles being their first test market.[13]

In June 2016, Tom N Tom's opened their first branch in Hong Kong, located in Sha Tin.[14] In September 2016, Tom N Toms opened its second branch in Philippines at The Greenery in Mabolo, Cebu City.[15] Now (December 2016), there are stores across Hong Kong, including Kwun Tong and The ONE, Tsim Sha Tsui.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luna, Marcy de (2019-08-09). "Tom N Toms, a Korean coffee shop with famous pretzels, coming to Galleria area". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ "Tom N Toms Coffee is now in Cebu! | Founder's Guide". 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  3. ^ "Brand History". www.tomntoms.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  4. ^ "RushOrder and Tom N Toms Coffee Team Up in Mobile Ordering and On-Demand Delivery Partnership". PRWeb. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  5. ^ "Menu of TOMNTOMS". www.tomntoms.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  6. ^ Tom N Tom's History Page
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Restaurant review: Tom N Toms Coffee in Sha Tin – a Korean take on Starbucks". The South China Morning Post. June 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  9. ^ Tom N Tom's Official Website, Global List
  10. ^ "탐앤탐스, 마카오 진출로 중화권 판로 확대". Sports Chosun. September 23, 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-23.
  11. ^ "Tom n Tom's Coffee – First Philippine flagship store located in Bacolod". The Bacolod Food Hunters. 2015-02-27. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  12. ^ Tom N Tom's Website
  13. ^ "RushOrder and Tom N Toms Coffee Team Up in Mobile Ordering and On-Demand Delivery Partnership". PRWeb. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  14. ^ Information on Sha Tin Store
  15. ^ "Korean coffee brand Tom N Toms opens in Cebu - MyCebu.ph: Cebu News & Features". mycebu.ph. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  16. ^ Kwun Tong
  17. ^ Tsim Sha Tsui Store

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