This article is interesting as it shows that Second Cup is still growing in other markets. It’s no secret that they have not been doing so in the Vancouver area, though. I remember when I was growing up there were many more Second Cup locations around the lower mainland. Now Blenz (and even more recently Waves) have all but taken that market away.
I would like to reach out for some authors to do a bit of research into this topic to find out some answers to the following questions:
- If Second Cup has such a big following (which it still does) why did they decrease in market presence here in Vancouver
- Why did Second Cup choose to expand in the USA instead of, say, attempt to battle it out in BC again?