Company History

Facebook Logo 2014Insomnia Coffee Company is Ireland’s leading independent premium coffee chain.

We have grown from a single location in a Galway bookstore 1997 to an estate of 90+ coffee shops across high street and through partnerships with Spar and Eurospar in addition to other Irish Retailers such as Eason, Fresh, Meadows & Byrne, An Post, and most recently Heatons. In addition the company has 180+ self-service units in operation, both in Ireland and the UK.

In 2003 the company merged with the gourmet sandwich company, Bendini & Shaw, to combine a quality food offering with its hot beverage range. In 2005 the Insomnia acquired the Perk cafes. The company is owned equally by Bobby Kerr (Chairman), Harry O’Kelly (CEO) and John Clohisey.

In April 2012, the Insomnia High street franchise was launched and the process of recruiting new franchise owners began with a target of opening 15 franchise stores in 5 years. The first franchise store was opened in 2013, with additional franchise stores already in the pipe line. Currently the company is consolidating its strong position in Ireland while looking for further opportunities at home and abroad.

Key Executives
Chairman- Bobby Kerr
Chief Executive Officer – Harry O’ Kelly

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