Butlers Chocolates is to expand its network of ‘Butlers Chocolate Cafes’ into the US.
The company has just completed a deal to open its first outlet in New Jersey with future openings expected in the next 18months.
Butlers also opened its first UK store in the Westfield shopping mall in London last week. It is expected that the first US outlet will open at the Garden State Mall in New Jersey in February 2009.
Butlers is also in talks with a number of potential partners in the Far East.
The company, which is owned by the Sorensen family, was established in Dublin in 1932 and opened its first Butlers Chocolate Café in Wicklow Street, Dublin 10 years ago. It has an annual turnover in excess of €28m.