CLAIM: One Direction Planning to Open Global Chain of Themed Cafes

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By Shari Weiss

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One Direction to launch cafe chain as plans for global takeover reach new heights,” reads the headline of a totally false Daily Star story.

According to the UK paper, the boy band is set to open its own themed restaurant in Japan next week, with “more in major cities worldwide” if it’s successful.

“The coffee shops, which will be decorated with band memorabilia, are intended to become a meeting place for their hysterical fans,” claims Daily Star, with its supposed sources alleging “the cafés will be very child friendly for younger fans and they’re sure to be stocked up with lots of 1D merchandise.”

The tabloid further claims that “London will be the second destination on the list and it is expected New York, Paris, Berlin and Sydney would follow.”

“This could become the lads’ version of Planet Hollywood,” so-called “insiders” tell the outlet. “It could become one of the group’s biggest money-spinners if it takes off.”

Well, it won’t be “taking off” — because it’s not actually happening in the first place.

A rep for One Direction tells Gossip Cop that there’s “no truth” to the Daily Star story.

Of course, Daily Star is the same publication that recently spewed bogus stories claiming Harry Styles was feuding with his band mates and going back to school.

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