The Coffee Club Opens New Shipping Container Cafes at Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport (BNE) has become home to Australia’s first franchised recycled shipping container cafés with The Coffee Club opening two new stores on its Domestic Terminal forecourt.

The stores, which opened for trade recently, feature revolutionary sustainable green rooves sprouting shrubbery that converts the conventional concrete rooves into environmentally friendly structures.

With fully customised interiors and comfortable, covered outdoor seating for up to 60, the cafés offer everything from The Coffee Club’s excellent quick service coffee and take-away snacks and drinks to a variety of eat in meals.

Andrew Brodie, General Manager Airline and Retail Management Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), said new concept stores characterised the ‘fresh welcome’ BNE was striving for.

“These vibrant new cafés will up the ante, offering BNE travellers a contemporary alfresco dining and coffee shop experience boosting a real ‘sense of place’,” Mr Brodie said.

“These shipping container cafés provide a significant entry statement to our Domestic Terminal and we have no doubt travellers to and from BNE will embrace the new offerings, which set us apart from any other airport in Australia”.

BNE has had a long and successful partnership with The Coffee Club which has stores at the International Terminal and Skygate, with its fifth store due to open at the new BNE Service Centre mid-July.

The Coffee Club Director John Lazarou said Australia’s largest home grown cafe group is looking forward to expanding its network throughout Brisbane Airport.“The Coffee Club model is one that welcomes innovation which is why we are proud to announce these will be the first

franchised shipping container coffee stores in Australia,” he said“We pride ourselves on providing our customers with good food, great service and excellent coffee and are looking forward to welcoming travellers to our two new shipping container stores,” said John.The three new

airport Coffee Club stores will open seven days a week, from 5am to 10pm.

About The Coffee Club

Last year, The Coffee Club served 50 million cups of coffee and proudly employs more than 6,000 people nationally.Since opening its doors in Brisbane in 1989, The Coffee Club has become Australia’s largest home-grown café group with more than 350 stores across seven countries. In 2008, hospitality and leisure company Minor International took a 50 per cent stake in The Coffee Club, fuelling international growth of the Australian brand. The Coffee Club prides itself on Good Food, Great Service and Excellent Coffee and is well-known for its famous all day breakfast. www.coffeeclub.com.au I www.facebook.com/tccau

About Brisbane Airport Corporation

BAC is the operator of Brisbane Airport (BNE), the premier gateway to Queensland and the third largest airport in Australia by passenger numbers. It is a proud, private, non-listed Queensland company, helping employ thousands of Queenslanders and creating economic opportunities for the state and city of Brisbane. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, BNE has two major terminals servicing 28 airlines flying to 41 national and 28 international destinations, more than 21.8 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2013. BNE is consistently recognised as a leading airport nationally and internationally including being rated as Australia’s No. 1 airport for quality of service 10 years in a row in an ACCC survey, and 3rd in the 2014 Skytrax World Airport Awards for Best Airport in Australia/Pacific, Best Airport in the World (20-30 million passengers) and Best Airport Staff in Australia/Pacific categories. BAC contributes more than $1.2 million in sponsorship and philanthropic donations each year in support of over 100 local initiatives and charities.