Coco Cubano

Current Situation

Today, Baybridge continues to represent the Coco Cubano brand in respect to lease deals, franchise transactions, trade mark matters, shareholder arrangements and employment related matters.

Future Plans

Baybridge will continue to work with Coco Cubano to provide it with sound legal advice and guidance for its international growth plans.


Tony & Avril Melhem engaged Marwan’s services around the late 90’s when they first acquired a Gloria Jean’s franchise, since then they had acquired multiple stores and maintained their dealings with Marwan and Baybridge until they developed their own brand – Coco Cubano. Marwan remained their trusted advisor for those years and continues to do so.

In around 2009 Marwan assisted them to develop the Coco Cubano franchise documentation to take to the market. This included protecting their brand and delivering documents which would last the test of scrutiny.

In 2010/11, Marwan assisted them in signing up the first Coco Cubano franchisee.

Plans for the future

Established operation across eastern seaboard, international expansion. Banking accreditation .Increased enterprise value.
“I along with my wife Avril have been working with Marwan since the late 90s when acquiring our first franchise business. It was an extremely helpful process and more importantly the start of a very long term business relationship which has grown to family friends. We have been well guided and advised over the years by Marwan and his team and they have been instrumental in assisting us in establishing and building our own franchise chain. Our success is measured by the people that surround us and we include Marwan and the Baybridge team in that equation. Good, sound, practical and commercial advice is difficult to come by, but this has never been a challenge for Baybridge. We would highly recommend the team.”
Tony Melhem

Founder & Franchisor, Coco Cubano

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