It had previously been claimed that the ‘Best Song Ever’ megastars were going to be opening up a coffee shop chain, as a way for all their adoring fans to meet each other. What were they all going to drink, glitter? After arriving on a golden unicorn? That’s about as believable as this rumour.
According to the rumour, the first coffee shop was set to open early this month in Japan. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!
A rep for the lads recently denied the rumours saying the story is untrue and there’s absolutely no plan to open a franchise of coffee shops.
“This story is untrue. There are no plans to open 1D coffee shops currently,” the rep told EntertainmentWise.
A source told the Daily Star at the time: “The cafes will be very child friendly for the younger fans and they’re sure to be stocked up with lots of 1D merchandise. It could become one of the group’s biggest money-sponners if it takes off. Everything linked to One Direction equates to success at the moment.
“This could become the lads’ version of Planet Hollywood. That chain was backed by stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarenegger when it launched in 1991”.
You know why this coffee chain wouldn’t work? Because One Direction pay their taxes… ahem!
Elsewhere, tickets for Louis Tomlinson’s Doncaster Rovers Reserve debut have gone on sale!
The One Direction lad signed a non-contract deal last year with his local team and tickets for his debut match have now gone on sale. I bet Doncaster Rovers won’t be used to seeing so many screaming teenage girls in the stands.
Tomlinson is set to play for Rovers’ B-Side team at their Keepmoat Stadium for the first time on February 26 and his partnership with the club will help to raise money for children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood.
Tickets are priced at a mere £7 (around what one would have paid for two coffees in a 1D branded coffee shop), but there are also various different offers available for those with connections to the team.
Speaking about the game, Doncaster Rovers’ Chief Executive Gavin Baldwin previously said: “We are pleased to now have a date for Louis’ debut and are looking forward to seeing him against our South Yorkshire neighbours. We are expecting huge interest in this game with fans from all over the world set to visit the Keepmoat Stadium for this unique occasion. I’m sure Louis will be delighted to step on to the hallowed turf and officially become a Doncaster Rovers player for the first time.”