Punta del Cielo, a Mexican coffee shop chain, is expanding into the U.S. It selected San Antonio for its first U.S. franchise, its U.S. headquarters and its jumping-off point for U.S. expansion. The store was opened in downtown San Antonio two weeks ago near the River Walk in a space formerly occupied by a Subway sandwich shop. Punta del Cielo operates 184 cafés in 27 Mexican cities, along with others in Madrid and Hong Kong. Pablo González Cid,  the chain’s main owner (also known as the “Mexican Starbucks guy”, told mysanantonio.com that he hopes to start two to three more San Antonio cafés over the next year as he plots the chain’s U.S. expansion. “We are looking at the whole country,” he said. As the chain expands in the United States, it could double or maybe reach 20, he added. Punta del Cielo follows in the trend of Mexican companies keen to target Mexican-American audiences in the U.S.

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