One Direction to open 1D-themed cafés around the world

The first 1D Cafe will reportedly open in Japan in February.
Posted By Veronica Linares  |  Feb. 5, 2014 at 3:59 PM
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LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- One Direction is getting into the coffee business.

Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan are reportedly launching their very own One Direction-themed coffee shops where their fans can gather to sip on caffeinated drinks as they enjoy 1D memorabilia.

"The cafés will be very child friendly for younger fans and they're sure to be stocked up with lots of 1D merchandise," a source tells the U.K.'s Daily Star. "This could become the lads' version of Planet Hollywood. That chain was backed by stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger when it launched in 1991."

The first cafe will reportedly open in Japan in February. If it proves to be successful, the band's label -- owned by Simon Cowell -- will look to open several more branches in major cities worldwide.

"It could become one of the group’s biggest money-spinners if it takes off," the source said. “Everything linked to One Direction equates to success at the moment.”

[Daily Star]

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