The 1984 Worlds Fair brought the Fernandez Family an international opportunity. Japanese businessmen came to New Orleans, and took note of the Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand. They expressed an interest in opening Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stands in Japan.
It took five years to meet the right partner. In 1989 the Duskin Company asked if we would be interested in a business relationship. They were a large company with experience in restaurant operations. They had an ongoing franchise operation. They were willing to invest the time, money, and effort to develop the Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stands as they had been developed by the Fernandez family. As of May 2002, there are 56 Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stands throughout Japan.
You may access their website at www.cafedumonde.jp