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PJ's Coffee of New Orleans - Franchise

Quick Franchise Summary

Coffee is a source of inspiration to many and serves as the much-needed fuel to get through the day. If you’re interested in achieving personal and professional success through a sustainable company devoted to the craft of gourmet coffee, you’ve come to the right place. Learn more about the cost and facts now!

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans
Franchise Cost, Fees & Facts for 2021

Minimum Cash Required$100,000
Net Worth Required$350,000
Total Investment$190,000 – $584,000
Franchise Fee$35,000
Financing Assistance3rd Party
Training & SupportYes
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PJ's Coffee of New Orleans - Franchise Information

Founded in 1978 as one of the original specialty coffee brands, PJ's Coffee of New Orleans now brings the savory taste and experience of New Orleans coffee to the world. PJ's Coffee utilizes only the top 1% of Arabica beans, sourcing 14 origin coffees from Sumatra to Ethiopia, from Colombia to Papua New Guinea. This gourmet coffee is small batch roasted in quantities of 300lbs or less by Chief Roastmaster Felton Jones, who alone has over 25 years of experience with PJ's Coffee.  

PJ’s focus is on bringing New Orleans’ love of coffee, food, and dining to the world with its superior roasting techniques and coffee acumen, fresh baked pastries, quality breakfast, snack and lunch programs, which are ever-so-slightly infused with the charm and Southern hospitality that is in our roots. PJ’s has also recently brought its beignet program to market, providing fresh French donuts sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar to our customers, a truly unique selling proposition in the coffee shop industry. We strive to make every customer a permanent, repeat customer once they have encountered our brand and the quality products that we present, as it far surpasses the industry standard. 

PJ's Coffee is ranked #437 on the prestigious Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, improving our position by 41 slots in the past year. And most recently, PJ’s Coffee was ranked at #71 in the Fast Casual Top 200 Movers and Shakers Awards. The franchise was also ranked as a Top 50 Franchise Opportunity by Franchise Business Review. From a business perspective, PJ’s is highly competitive in average unit volume (AUV) and same store sales increase.  The top 25% of PJ’s locations featuring a drive-thru achieved an AUV of $839,513 in 2020, and PJ’s locations featuring a drive-thru experienced an average same store sales increase of 12.1% in 2020 compared to 2019.

Currently, the Coffee Industry is booming across the globe and is a $50 Billion a year industry in the United States alone, with a whopping 64% of all US consumers drinking coffee daily. After crude oil, coffee is the second largest traded commodity in the world. PJ’s has stayed on top of the coffee wave for over 42 years, and in recent years has begun aggressive development of our concept, growing to over 130 locations in 3 countries, with an additional 125 units in various stages of development across the nation. Our projected growth path has us growing by over 200% in the next 3 years, and we would like you to be a part of our rapid development.

A Proven Model

  • Site Evaluation & Lease Procurement - Our internal team coupled with real estate brokers assist with every detail from site identification to lease reviews.
  • Product Distribution - Strategic partnerships afford us the opportunity to distribute our coffee from our roasting facility to your store in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Training & Education - We have developed a multi-level training program to include online training, classroom training, and location site training.
  • Design & Construction - We work closely with you and a team of professionals to design and construct your store on time and on budget.
  • On-Going Operations & Consulting - We provide year-round operational consulting to ensure promotional campaigns, product roll-outs and new operational procedures are properly implemented.
  • Marketing & Promotions - Our marketing and promotional campaigns drive consumer frequency, increase sales and encourage store visits across multiple dayparts.

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