Queensland-based coffee franchise Zarraffa’s Coffee will seek out franchisees for the five drive-thru sites of One for the Road, a WA specialty coffee chain that has been purchased by the company.

Zarraffa’s Coffee, which operates 52 traditional and drive-thru coffee stores on the east coast, has purchased One for the Road – and its five drive-thru sites – for an undisclosed sum.

Scott Paterson, who launched One for the Road in 2006, sought out Zarraffa’s Coffee after he and his wife decided to sell the business, believing they had taken the brand as far as they could.

Paterson says while it will be sad to move on from the business, he is confident Zarraffa’s Coffee is the right fit for it.

“I had made several trips to Queensland over the past three years and was familiar with the Zarraffa’s operation and coffee. I always saw the brands as very similar,” Paterson says.