SPoT Coffee provides construction and operational update

TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2017 /CNW/ -SPOT COFFEE (CANADA) LTD. (TSX-V: SPP) ("SPoT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that, upon obtaining the necessary building permit, has immediately begun construction of its first drive-thru, which will be added to its SPoT Transit location in Clarence, New York. The addition of the drive-thru provides an added revenue stream for this particular café, which is located in a high vehicular traffic area, in the form of a new "quick serve" option for patrons on the go.

Furthermore, SPoT is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Vice-President of Franchise Operations, Mr. Mark R. Cornwell. Mr. Cornwell will be replacing Ms. Megan Burns-Moran, who has recently resigned from SPoT Coffee in order to pursue personal business goals.

"We wish Ms. Burns-Moran all the best in her future endeavours, and we look forward to the experience, energy and work ethic that Mr. Cornwell brings to our organization," said Anton Ayoub, President of SPoT Coffee. "His past accomplishments in franchise development and growth roles will certainly make a very positive impact on our program in 2017 and beyond."

Mr. Cornwell lead a full team of district managers, restaurant managers and over 2,300 employees in Western New York during his time with McDonald's, one of the largest quick-serve restaurant franchise operations in the United States. He was responsible for increasing site locations from 9 to 43 in just 5 years, and managed 8 rebuilds and 4 relocations. Mr. Cornwell also managed vendor relationships and was personally responsible for purchase and sale agreements related to 35 acquisitions.

Finally, SPoT is proud to announce the opening of its new SPoT Waterfront Village franchise location in Buffalo, New York. The new café opened on schedule and is presently enjoying a productive and profitable early operation phase. The Company will be providing regular updates throughout the forthcoming quarters as new franchisees are brought on board and new franchise locations are secured.

About SPoT Coffee

SPoT Coffee trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SPP. SPoT designs, builds, operates and franchises community oriented cafés and express cafés in New York State. SPoT's community cafés provide its customers with the highest quality service, signature made-to-order meals and award-winning micro-roasted coffee. Each SPoT café is distinctively designed to suit its local neighbourhood, creating a warm and friendly gathering place for the community. SPoT's commercial business focuses on the sale of roasted coffee beans to food service and grocery chains, business offices and third party resellers such as universities and hospitals.

Forward Looking Statements

Except for statements of historical fact relating to the Company, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements. In particular, forward-looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to, the potential use of proceeds of the financing that is the subject of this release.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. We cannot guarantee future results, performance or achievements. Consequently, there is no representation that the actual results achieved will be the same, in whole or in part, as those set out in the forward-looking information.

Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the release.

SOURCE Spot Coffee (Canada) Ltd.

For further information: Anton Ayoub, CEO & President, (416) 368-2220 Ext 228, aayoub@spotcoffee.com


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