LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® announced it is returning to New York City through its new franchisee, Hudson River Coffee & Tea, a venture of operators, developers and real estate professionals. Hudson River Coffee & Tea will open 100 franchise locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® stores across prime real estate in New York City, beginning with Manhattan later this year. "The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has never wavered from delivering quality and innovative coffees and teas from around the world," said Pinchas Shapiro, chief executive officer, Hudson River Coffee & Tea. "We're thrilled that Hudson River Coffee & Tea has the opportunity to bring this iconic brand to the New York market." To date, the beloved Los Angeles-based chain has 311 stores in the United States and more than 1,200 locations across 30 countries worldwide. New York marks the 14th state to welcome The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. "New York has always been an important market for us," said JJ Smith, vice president, franchise operations & business development, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. "The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has maintained a steady growth rate over the past several years," said John Fuller, chief executive officer, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. "The return to New York is not only an indicator of our core strength as a leading roaster and retailer of coffee and tea, but also a strong indicator of our customers' deep-rooted brand loyalty that exists across the globe." New York City is a competitive and highly desirable market for any coffee retailer. According to a recent poll, 62 percent of New Yorkers consume coffee on a daily basis, and of coffee drinkers, 60 percent have more than one cup a day (Siena College Research Institute, 2018). For more information, please visit www.coffeebean.com. About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is a leading global roaster and retailer of specialty coffees and teas, and is widely credited for driving high quality and innovation to the coffee and tea industry. The company sources the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world and hand blends coffee and tea for the freshest flavors. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® started the frozen coffee drink craze with the invention of The Original Ice Blended® drink and is also the first and only coffee and tea retailer to offer cold brew tea. The company currently has more than 1,200 retail locations across the globe and can also be found in grocery aisles as well as specialty locations including airports and hotels. For more information, visit www.coffeebean.com.