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17 11, 2020

PJ’s Coffee Celebrates Veterans, Awards Military Veteran a Franchise License

2020-11-17T10:52:38-05:00November 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

U.S. Army Veteran Wins Franchise; PJ’s Coffee Set to Open in Stockbridge.

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse that prides itself on their “southern hospitality” experience, the freshest products, and better beans with superior roasting technique, has awarded U.S. Army Veteran, Michael Adams, the winner of its annual Veteran Franchise License Giveaway.

PJ’s Coffee received more than 35 applications from veterans across the United States interested in becoming the next PJ’s Coffee franchisee winner. After a thorough interview process of all applicants, Adams was chosen as the lucky winner, becoming the third overall recipient of this giveaway. The two previous veterans to have been awarded franchises have seen great success in their communities and continue to fully immerse themselves in the brand.

Adams served in the U.S. Army for 22 years and has been a federal government employee for the past 14 years. In his free time, during active duty and as a civilian, Adams volunteers with the local youth by coaching little league teams, both here in the states and overseas. Adams’ military experience, mixed with his love for giving back to the community, is what makes him the ideal PJ’s Coffee franchisee.

“I am so grateful for the opportunities to serve my country and all that they have taught me. However, I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my life,” said Michael Adams, the 2020 giveaway winner. “Being born and raised in Louisiana, I couldn’t think of a better business to get involved with. This endeavor isn’t just for me, but it is to support my family and allows me to get further involved in my community.”

Interested veterans should visit www.pjsfranchise.com/vets/ to enter their contact information and receive a franchise brochure. Once received, they will need to submit a one-minute video explaining how military service has prepared them to be a PJ’s Coffee owner. Next year’s application is now open and will run through January 31, 2021. The winner will be announced in February 2021.

“We are looking forward to working with Michael and welcoming him into our franchise system as the third winner of PJ’s Coffee’s franchise license giveaway. There are certain characteristics we look for in franchisees, and Michael checks every box,” said Ryan Stansbury, PJ’s Coffee Vice President of Franchise Development. “We have no doubt that Michael will proudly serve his community and exceed all of their expectations.”

PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of iced, hot, cold brew, frozen and nitro-infused coffees using only the top one percent of Arabica beans. Pioneered by Founder Phyllis Jordan, PJ’s famous iced coffees are brewed daily using a unique, cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the high-quality beans while producing a coffee that is two thirds less acidic. The coffeehouse also serves organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries.

A prospective franchisee can expect a total investment range between $190,775$391,000 for non-traditional franchise units and $200,775$582,000 for traditional units. The operating model and menu are adaptable to any environment with different options including kiosks and free-standing locations with a drive-thru, ranging from a few hundred square feet up to 2200 square feet. PJ’s Coffee offers a proven franchise structure with strategic corporate support.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit www.pjsfranchise.com.

ABOUT PJ’S COFFEE

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. With 42 years as an established brand, it continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has 117 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.

28 09, 2020

Celebrate National Coffee Day with a Special Promotion from PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans

2020-09-28T11:00:14-04:00September 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

National Coffeehouse will Donate a Bag of Coffee to U.S. Military Personnel with Every Coffee-Bag Purchase.

NEW ORLEANS — For coffee lovers around the country, their admiration and appreciation for their favorite caffeinated beverage peaks every year on September 29: National Coffee Day. PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans understands their passion better than anyone, and that’s why the nationwide coffeehouse is rolling out a thoughtful promotion to help them celebrate the day.

This year on September 29, for every bag of coffee customers purchase in store or online, PJ’s Coffee will donate one bag directly to active members serving in the United States military.

The New Orleans-based company will also make a monetary donation tied to the sale of its “Sunrise Salute” coffee bags on National Coffee Day. This donation will go toward the Fisher House Foundation: a non-profit organization building comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay free-of-charge while a loved one is in the hospital.

“National Coffee Day is one of the best days of the year for us, and we really wanted to make an impact outside our stores this year while getting our customers involved,” said Reid Nolte, Vice President of Brand Strategy at PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans. “By ordering a bag of coffee from PJ’s on September 29, not only are you providing yourself with much-needed supply of delicious coffee, but you’re also doing the same for the men and women defending our country. It’s just one way we can come together to show our gratitude for these brave individuals.”

PJ’s Coffee is constantly focused on giving back to and strengthening their relationship with military personnel both active and veteran.

Most recently, the franchise became the official coffee, espresso and blended-beverage partner of the United States Military Academy in West Point thanks to a new coffeehouse in Grant Hall. Additionally, PJ’s Coffee spent the entire summer installing coffeehouses following a franchise agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps. These military personnel now enjoy an array of PJ’s Coffee blends in 51 mess halls and 62 brew stations across nine bases.

The company is also an International Franchise Association VetFran member – proudly offering qualified veterans a 20 percent discount on the initial franchise fee – and famously gives away a franchise license to a lucky military veteran each year.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee, visit www.pjscoffee.com. Interested prospects can also learn more about this wonderful franchise opportunity by visiting www.pjsfranchise.com.

ABOUT PJ’S COFFEE

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. With 42 years as an established brand, it continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has 117 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.

14 07, 2020

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans Reports Strong Mid-Year Franchise Development Returns

2020-07-14T11:08:36-04:00July 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

National Coffeehouse Franchise Accepted 11 Franchise Agreements Since March.

NEW ORLEANSPJ’s Coffee of New Orleans announced its mid-year franchise development numbers on July 14, 2020, accepting a total 11 franchise agreements that have or will result in 15 new franchise locations.

Despite the complications and concerns stemming from the current COVID-19 pandemic, the New Orleans-based coffeehouse has sustained impressive growth momentum throughout 2020 – opening six new locations since March. Eight more are scheduled to open their doors and begin brewing within the next 75 days.

Among the eight new franchisees soon to open is Bobby Mounts: winner of PJ’s 2019 Veteran Franchise License Giveaway. Mounts is set to open his doors in Ruston later this month.

Of the 11 new franchise agreements, nine of them come from franchisees in pioneering markets for the brand. These markets are McKinney (Texas), Platte City (Missouri), Columbus (Georgia), Addison (Texas), Orlando (Florida), Columbia (South Carolina), Palmview (Texas), Pensacola (Florida), and Dallas (Texas).

Additionally, as it relates to COVID-19, all PJ’s Coffee locations are operating in compliance with and staying up-to-date on local and state guidelines.

“The coffee industry has proven to be resilient once again, and our numbers show it,” said Vice President of Franchise Development Ryan Stansbury. “Our brand’s southern hospitality is contagious, and we search for franchisees who share that same goodwill and unparalleled passion for coffee making for as we do. That’s part of the reason we’ve continue to attract franchise candidates and open new businesses despite the current economic climate.”

Currently, PJ’s has 117 open stores throughout the continental United States and anticipates that total to climb to 125 by end of August.

PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of iced, hot, cold brew, frozen and nitro-infused coffees using only the top one percent of Arabica beans. Pioneered by Founder Phyllis Jordan, PJ’s famous iced coffees are brewed daily using a unique, cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the high-quality beans while producing a coffee that is two thirds less acidic. The coffeehouse also serves organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries.

A prospective franchisee can expect a total investment range between $190,775$391,000 for non-traditional franchise units and $200,775$582,000 for traditional units. The operating model and menu are adaptable to any environment with different options including kiosks and free-standing locations with a drive-thru, ranging from a few hundred square feet up to 2200 square feet. PJ’s Coffee offers a proven franchise structure with strategic corporate support.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit www.pjsfranchise.com.

ABOUT PJ’S COFFEE
PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. With 42 years as an established brand, it continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has 117 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.

2 07, 2020

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans Partners with Sodexo for Expansion with United States Marine Corps

2020-07-02T14:54:47-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

International coffee brand featured in nine Marine bases coast-to-coast.

NEW ORLEANS — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans (PJ’s Coffee) has some big news brewing for our men and women in uniform. The brand recently launched a partnership with Sodexo, the world’s leading provider of food services, to feature its coffee in select United States Marine Corps bases across the country, spanning from California to South Carolina. Military personnel can enjoy an array of coffee blends in 51 mess halls and 62 “brew stations,” within nine bases. PJ’s Coffee currently operates over 100 stores in 13 states in the U.S., and Vietnam and Kuwait. The company expects to open 35 to 40 new stores this year.

Continuing its support of our nation’s active duty and veteran military members, PJ’s Coffee is also launching a new blend: Sunrise Salute. The medium roast coffee blend will be available for purchase on www.pjscoffee.com. To show gratitude to active duty and veteran military members, PJ’s Coffee has made a donation to Fisher House Foundation, a non-profit organization building comfort homes where military and veterans families can stay free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital. The donation will directly benefit the new Fisher House location that is currently being constructed in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Fisher House Foundation thanks PJ’s Coffee for supporting the New Orleans Fisher House,” said Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation Ken Fisher. “PJ’s understands the importance of keeping military families together at a critical time – when loved ones are receiving care in VA and military hospitals.”

“The PJ’s family includes many U.S. veterans which makes this partnership with the Marine Corps that much more exciting for us,” says Peter Boylan, President of PJ’s Coffee and U.S. Army veteran. “We have a passion for supporting our military community and are thrilled that we can give a taste of our coffee to our brave men and women in uniform in conjunction with Sodexo’s expertise in serving our troops in bases across the country.”

The New Orleans-born brand anticipates serving active military 48,600 pounds of coffee per year, which is the equivalent to 2.4 million eight-ounce cups of coffee. Coffee options will rotate between seven blends, including Roast 35, Maple Street, Praline & Cream, Southern Pecan, Coconut, Cinnamon Roll and French Roast. Marine Corps base camps featuring PJ’s Coffee include:

  • Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (CA)
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego (CA)
  • Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (AZ)
  • Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms (CA)
  • Marin Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport (CA)
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (NC)
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island (SC)
  • Marine Corps Base Quantico (VA)
  • Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (CA)

“PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans serves an outstanding product and we’re proud to have them as our coffee partner in nine Marine Corps base camps,” says Brett Ladd, CEO of Sodexo Government Services Division.

PJ’s Coffee is an International Franchise Association VetFran member, proudly offering qualified veterans a 20 percent discount on the initial franchise fee. In 2017, PJ’s Coffee launched an annual Veteran Franchise License Giveaway where one veteran is awarded a free franchise license. In its first year, PJ’s Coffee received 117 applications from veterans around the country.  The program has been so successful, the brand has continued to award one veteran franchise license each year since inception.

For more information on PJ’s Coffee locations, online store or the Veteran Franchise License Giveaway, please visit www.pjscoffee.com.

About Sodexo North America

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 160,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada, and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $19 billion in goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., in 2018, Sodexo contributed over 159,500 in volunteer hours, and since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed nearly $34.5 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit us.sodexo.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

About Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of 87 comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.  These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths.  Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room.  Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee.  Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $500 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.

Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge.  The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.

About PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry that demonstrated that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making mattered. In 2008, the company was purchased by New Orleans natives and brothers, Paul, Steven and Scott Ballard. PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top 1% of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. PJ’s Original Cold Brew™ Ice Coffee is brewed daily using a special cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans, while producing a coffee that is 2/3 less acidic – a process and technique pioneered by our founder and used for more than 40 years at all PJ’s locations. Bags of whole bean coffee, single serve cups of PJ’s Coffee are available for sale in-store and online.

11 11, 2019

PJ’s Coffee Announces Third Annual Veteran Franchise License Giveaway

2019-11-11T11:52:04-05:00November 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

New Orleans-Based Coffeehouse Chain to Award Franchise License to Deserving Veteran

NEW ORLEANS — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse that demonstrates a “southern hospitality” experience, the freshest products, and better beans with superior roasting technique, has announced its third annual Veteran Franchise License Giveaway, which will award one deserving military veteran a free PJ’s Coffee franchise license.

The popular coffeeshop is looking for military veterans to join the ever-growing $100 billion a year global coffee industry. PJ’s Coffee seeks hardworking, passionate applicants who align with its core values of delivering best-in-class coffee with the highest regards to service and hospitality.

If interested, veterans should visit www.pjsfranchise.com/vets/ to enter their contact information and receive a franchise brochure. Once received, they will need to submit a one-minute video explaining how military service has prepared them to be a PJ’s Coffee owner. The application is now open and will run through January 31. The winner will be announced in February 2020.

“With many of our previous veteran franchisees, we’ve seen a seamless transition from military life to entrepreneurship, so we started this initiative to attract like-minded individuals to our concept, and as a way of saying ‘thank you for your service,'” said Ryan Stansbury, PJ’s Coffee Vice President of Franchise Development. “Last year’s winner, Bobby Mounts, has military experience and time spent as a police officer, which displayed his incredible dedication to serving our nation and his community. He is passionate and has a work ethic that can’t be matched. We hope this annual giveaway will empower other veterans to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit.”

Mounts’ location is slated to open in Ruston, LA in early 2020. He was chosen because of his diverse military and professional background and infectious can-do attitude. Mounts served in the Marine Corps from 2002 to 2008 as an infantry rifleman, eventually becoming a Sergeant. During his service, he was deployed in Iraq in 2004. After serving, Mounts became a police officer in Monroe, and has been serving his community for the last thirteen years.

“I am incredibly fortunate to have been awarded this opportunity and I am committed to paying it forward to other men and women who serve our communities and country,” said Mounts. “Policeman, fireman, and military personnel are all truly inspiring individuals who devote their lives to serving others and I look forward to welcoming them in my doors, and moreover, urge them to take advantage of this exciting and lifechanging experience.”

The PJ’s Coffee brand is passionate about giving back to the veteran community in any way it can. The company is an International Franchise Association VetFran member, proudly offering qualified veterans a 20 percent discount on the initial franchise fee.

A prospective franchisee can expect a total investment range between $178,900$373,000 for non-traditional franchise units, and $190,900$566,000 for traditional units. The operating model and menu is adaptable to any environment with different options including kiosks and free-standing locations with a drive-thru, ranging from a few hundred square feet up to 2200 square feet. PJ’s Coffee offers a proven franchise structure with strategic corporate support.

PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of iced, frozen, hot, cold brew, and nitro-infused coffees using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. The brand’s famous iced coffees are brewed daily using a special cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans, while producing a coffee that is two thirds less acidic – a process pioneered by PJ’s Coffee founder, Phyllis Jordan.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities, and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit http://www.pjsfranchise.com. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (855) 910-9504 during business hours.

About PJ’s Coffee
PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. As the company recently celebrated its 40th year as an established brand, it continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has more than 100 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.

20 08, 2019

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans Breaks into Alabama Market with First Signed Agreement

2019-08-20T10:12:13-04:00August 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Multi-Unit Deal in Mobile and Baldwin Counties Signals Start of Rapid Statewide Franchise Expansion Plans

MOBILE, Ala. — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse that demonstrates a “southern hospitality” experience, the freshest products, and better beans with superior roasting technique, recently signed a multi-unit deal to bring three new locations to Mobile and Baldwin counties. The shops will be Alabama’s first PJ’s Coffee locations and set the brand’s rapid franchise expansion plans for the state in motion.

The multi-unit deal was signed by Alabama locals, the Dodich family – a father and his two sons who have found success in the franchising industry for the past fifteen years. Kickstarting franchise development, the first location in Alabama is projected to open in Mobile early next year. Following this development, PJ’s Coffee has set eyes on bringing 45 additional locations to the state within the next five to seven years, strategically targeting Mobile (10), Birmingham (10), Montgomery (10), Tuscaloosa (5) and Huntsville (9).

“We’ve lived in Alabama our whole lives and are thrilled to be opening the first PJ’s Coffee in our home state,” said Harry Dodich, who is also a Planet Fitness multi-unit owner. “Many of our friends visit PJ’s Coffee during their trips to New Orleans, so we know its name recognition, paired with its diverse coffee menu, will lead to rapid expansion throughout Alabama.”

PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of iced, frozen, hot, cold brew, and nitro-infused coffees using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. PJ’s famous iced coffees are brewed daily using a special cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans, while producing a coffee that is two thirds less acidic – a process pioneered by PJ’s Coffee founder, Phyllis Jordan, decades ago.

“The Southeast has long been a targeted growth market for PJ’s,” said Ryan Stansbury, vice president of franchise development. “Alabama is right smack in the middle of this targeted area. Its proximity to New Orleans, the economic growth opportunity, and the fact that local residents are already familiar with the PJ’s Coffee name have made it a very attractive market to focus our efforts. We have full trust in our franchisees to be tremendously successful throughout the state.” 

To become a part of the ever-growing $100 Billion a year global industry, prospective franchisees can expect a total investment range between $188,000$360,000 for non-traditional franchise units, and $350,000$578,000 for traditional units. The operating model and menu are adaptable to any environment with different options from kiosks to free-standing locations with a drive-thru, ranging from a few hundred square feet up to 1,850 square feet.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities, franchisee testimonials, and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit http://www.pjsfranchise.com.

About PJ’s Coffee

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. As the company recently celebrated its 40th year as an established brand, it continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has more than 100 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.

19 06, 2019

PJ’s Coffee Awards Military Veteran with Franchise Business

2019-06-19T13:54:42-04:00June 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Marine Corps Veteran and Former Monroe Police Officer Wins Franchise; Set to Open PJ’s Coffee in Ruston, Louisiana

RUSTON, La. — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse that demonstrates better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter, has awarded Marine Corps Veteran, Bobby Mounts, as the winner of its annual Veteran Franchise License Giveaway.  

After the announcement of the free franchise license giveaway on Veterans Day in 2018, PJ’s Coffee received numerous applications from veterans around the United States. From those nominations, PJ’s Coffee chose the top applicants to go through a comprehensive interview process before selecting Mounts as the winner. The new PJ’s Coffee location is slated to open in Ruston, LA., in early 2020. Last year was the first PJ’s Coffee franchise license giveaway that was awarded to Marine Corps Veteran Jeff Hateley. He opened his location in Rock Hill, SC., and has seen incredible success in the community with a seamless transition from military life to entrepreneurship.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bobby to the franchise system as the second winner of the franchise license giveaway – Bobby truly has every characteristic we look for in a franchisee,” said Ryan Stansbury, PJ’s Coffee Vice President of Franchise Development. “His military experience and time spent as a police officer display his incredible dedication to serving our nation and his community. He is passionate, hardworking and has a work ethic that can’t be matched. We are excited to see him thrive in Louisiana.”

Mounts served in the Marine Corps from 2002 to 2008 as an infantry rifleman and eventually became a Sergeant. During his service, he was deployed in Iraq in 2004. After serving, Mounts was a police officer for the Monroe Police Department for nine years and has been working for the West Monroe Police Department for the last four years. Now, at the ripe age of 39, Mounts is looking for his next adventure in pursuit of entrepreneurship and came across the PJ’s Coffee franchise license giveaway and saw the it as the perfect opportunity to engage with the brand.

“I have always wanted to pursue entrepreneurship and I couldn’t be more thrilled and humbled to do so through PJ’s Coffee,” said Mounts. “I am incredibly fortunate to have been awarded this opportunity and I am committed to paying it forward to other men and women who serve our communities and country. Policeman, fireman, and military personnel are all truly inspiring individuals who devote their lives to serving others and I look forward to welcoming them in my doors. This community has been my home for nearly two decades and I’m excited to bring the PJ’s Coffee to the neighborhood.”

PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of iced, frozen, hot, cold brew, and nitro-infused coffees using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. The brand’s famous iced coffees are brewed daily using a special cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans, while producing a coffee that is two thirds less acidic – a process pioneered by PJ’s Coffee founder, Phyllis Jordan.

To become a part of the ever-growing $100 Billion a year global industry, a prospective franchisee can expect a total investment range between $188,275$387,000 for non-traditional franchise units, and $198,275$578,000 for traditional units. The operating model and menu is adaptable to any environment with different options including kiosks and free-standing locations with a drive-thru, ranging from a few hundred square feet up to 2000 square feet. PJ’s Coffee offers a proven franchise structure with strategic corporate support.

The PJ’s Coffee brand is passionate about giving back to the veteran community in any way it can. The company is an International Franchise Association VetFran member, proudly offering qualified veterans a 20 percent discount on the initial franchise fee.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities, and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit http://www.pjsfranchise.com.

About PJ’s Coffee

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. The company recently celebrated its 40th year as an established brand and continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has more than 100 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.

15 05, 2019

Neighboring Favorite, PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, Furthers Expansion in the Lone Star State

2019-05-15T15:24:58-04:00May 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Growing Coffeehouse Franchise Embarks on Southwest Expansion; Plans to Open 180 Locations in Texas in Next 10 Years

HOUSTON PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse that demonstrates a “southern hospitality” experience, the freshest products, and better beans with superior roasting technique, has announced rapid expansion plans for Texas with hopes to bring 180 new locations within the next 10 years. The region’s plethora of added storefronts will center in the state’s four largest cities with 60 locations slated for Houston, 25 for Austin, 40 for San Antonio and 55 in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The planned coffeehouses will join the three PJ’s Coffee locations already seeing success in Cypress, Downtown Houston and Pearland. Pearland franchisee, Kyra Sam, opened the 100th PJ’s Coffee location in August 2018 at 12640 Broadway St., Ste. 102 as has since found incredible success in her first year of operation.

“As a New Orleans native and former general manager of a PJ’s coffee in Louisiana, I wanted to bring the coffee houses’ superior product that I loved so much to the people of Pearland,” said Sam. “Since opening, I have seen success I could not have imagined. This journey has allowed me to become the entrepreneur I always hoped to be. With the unmatched support that PJ’s Coffee offers its franchisees, I look forward to continuing to grow with the brand. I can’t wait for their further expansion throughout Texas!”

PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of iced, frozen, hot, cold brew, and nitro-infused coffees using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. PJ’s famous iced coffees are brewed daily using a special cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans, while producing a coffee that is two thirds less acidic – a process pioneered by PJ’s Coffee founder, Phyllis Jordan, decades ago.

“At PJ’s coffee we are committed to serving up a top-tier product rooted in southern hospitality. As we sought further expansion, Texas became an obvious choice as an area with similar values and upbeat vibe,” said David Mesa, Chief Development Officer of PJ’s Coffee. “We look forward to rapidly expanding and consistently adding to the PJ’s coffee family in our neighboring state because you know what they say- everything’s bigger and better in Texas.”

To become a part of the ever-growing $100 Billion a year global industry, prospective franchisees can expect a total investment range between $185,000$360,000 for non-traditional franchise units, and $350,000$566,000 for traditional units. The operating model and menu is adaptable to any environment with different options from kiosks to free-standing locations with a drive-thru, ranging from a few hundred square feet up to 2,200 square feet.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities, franchisee testimonials, and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit http://www.pjsfranchise.com.

About PJ’s Coffee

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. As the company approaches its 40th year as an established brand, it continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has more than 90 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.

29 01, 2019

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans Opens 100th Location, Further Expands Footprint Nationwide

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Coffeehouse Trailblazer Begins 2019 with Plans to Open 30 Locations by Year-End

NEW ORLEANS — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse that demonstrates better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter, is preparing to grind out a substantial 2019. Following 2018’s milestone growth, with PJ’s Coffee surpassing 100 storefronts, the brand looks to continue suit opening another 30 locations by the end of this year. Additionally, it will continue its initiative to further expand its locations nationwide through franchise development.

Rounding out an exciting year, PJ’s Coffee awarded 22 franchises representing 37 licenses. 2018 also resulted in 17 new store openings, one of which launched PJ’s Coffee’s presence in Maryland and, moreover, the northeast. Continuing its track for expansion, the coffee hot spot looks to broaden its scope domestically with continued expansion in Maryland while also bolstering its stance in the southeast with sights set on development in Texas and Florida. Internationally, PJ’s continued to expand its footprint in both the Vietnam and Kuwait markets.

“2018 was a momentous year for PJ’s Coffee as it marked our 40th anniversary and the opening of the 100th location,” said David Mesa, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of PJ’s Coffee. “With the coffee industry continually growing and changing, PJ’s Coffee is committed to offering its guests the highest quality coffee and customer service and this begins with our strategic partnerships with coffee farmers across the globe. We are committed to bettering our communities and creating great opportunities for our existing, and future, farmers and franchisees alike. We look forward to continued advancement in 2019 as we build our notoriety and solidify our great name across the globe and further throughout America.”

Named one of Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 franchises of 2019, PJ’s coffee continues to create excitement and drive business with its proven system that leads to year-over-year sales growth. In 2018 alone, franchisee sales grew by 66 percent, a number that is projected to continue to rise.

To become a part of the ever-growing $100 Billion a year global industry, a prospective franchisee can expect a total investment range between $166,400$350,000 for non-traditional franchise units, and $350,000$450,000 for traditional units. The operating model and menu is adaptable to any environment with different options including kiosks and free-standing locations with a drive-thru, ranging from a few hundred square feet up to 2200 square feet.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities, and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit http://www.pjsfranchise.com. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (855) 910-9504 during business hours.

About PJ’s Coffee

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. As the company approaches its 40th year as an established brand, it continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has more than 90 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.