Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 March 2014
Employment effect (start)
3 March 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Coffee shop chain Harris + Hoole intends to double in size in 2014, taking on 500 new staff. 

The approach to expansion has been described as opportunistic – the company says that it will take on new sites as they emerge rather than identifying in advance a specific number of sites it plans to open over the next 12 months.

Harris + Hoole said new shops would be split between concessions inside supermarkets operated by Tesco, which owns half of the coffee shop chain, and standalone high street outlets.


  • 3 March 2014: The Guardian


Eurofound (2014), Harris + Hoole, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 76701, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76701.