The empire continues its expansion!

Rook Coffee announced they are opening their 9th branch at the Jersey Shore!

The newest location will be inside Monmouth Medical Center on 2nd Ave. in Long Branch, and is expected to open this winter.

It will be located on the hospital's ground floor, between the main lobby and the parking garage. So convenient for visitors, patients, and staff alike!

The 500-sq. ft. space will offer Rook's fabulous fresh-roasted, made-to-order coffees and fresh, daily baked goods. (Get a New Orleans-style cold brew with milk and a roll with fig butter. Trust me. Go.)

The announcement was first made via Rook's social media pages, with a photo in front of Monmouth Medical Center captioned, "Many of us were born here. Many of us and our families have been cared for here. Many of us have deep connections here. Soon you will find a Rook Coffee bar here. Rook at Monmouth Medical Center is coming this winter."

It's unbelievable to watch Rook's success, and it's a great example of how taking a risk to follow your passion can pay off! To read the awesome story of Rook's co-founders Holly Migliaccio and Shawn Kingsley, click HERE.

Congrats Rook family! (Now, where will they go NEXT??)