Global coffee shop franchise Gloria Jean's revealed it will look into expanding further in Fiji with three new stores by 2014.
Gloria Jean's Fiji franchise owner Ariel De Asa said franchise headquarters in Australia was pleased with the performance of the shops in Fiji and encouraged further expansion.
"We can't reveal the full scope of the plans, but we actually are looking to extend and open another three outlets in the next two years," said Mr De Asa.
The revelation comes as Gloria Jean's became the second confirmed tenant at the soon to be opened Damodar City Centre complex.
Mr De Asa said the shop - to open by the end of this year - would be the biggest in Fiji.
"The new store will have two levels and will have a new design template, colour scheme and more merchandise, drink products and food varieties."
He said the company was making a $300,000-$400,000 investment into the new store.
He said the coffee chain was seriously considering what action to take with regards to its Nadi Town store that was destroyed in the recent floods.
"The whole shop in Nadi was completely wiped out in the floods.
"We really weren't able to recover anything from the shop," he said.
Mr De Asa said the fact that no insurance cover for floods was provided in Nadi meant that the estimated $200,000-$300,000 worth of damage might not be worth the risk.