PJ’s Coffee Franchise Business Brewing Strong 2019
New Orleans-based coffeehouse franchise businesses PJ's Coffee of New Orleans is positioned for a prime 2019. On the heels of 2018's growth milestones, which saw the brand surpassing over 100 locations, the company is looking to open another 30 stores by the end of 2019. It will also continue its expansion initiative by offering franchise opportunities in many markets.
Over the course of 2018, this coffeehouse chain awarded 22 franchises in total, representing 37 licenses. This past year also saw 17 new locations opening, including the first location ever in Maryland and its entrance into the northeast part of the country. PJ's Coffee is also looking to expand its domestic footprint by expanding more in Maryland while boosting its position in the southeast, with a focus on development in Florida and Texas. Overseas, this brand has continued to expand in the Kuwait and Vietnam markets.
Brand Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President David Mesa said 2018 was a stellar year for the company as it hit its 40th anniversary and saw the opening of its 100th store. According to Mesa, as the coffee industry continues to grow and evolve, the New Orleans-based brand is committed to bringing guests the highest quality in coffee and customer service.
Ranked by Franchise Business Review as one of the "Top 200" franchise brands for 2019, this brand continues to drive business and create excitement using its proven system, which has led to sales growth year over year. In 2018, this company saw a 66 percent boost in franchisee sales, a number that is expected to rise going forward.
To join this brand and become a part of the $100-billion-plus per year global coffee industry, those interested in one of PJ Coffee's franchise opportunities can expect an initial investment ranging from $166,400 to $350,000 for non-traditional locations and $350,000 to $450,000 for traditional stores. The menu and operating model can adapt to many different environments, including free-standing stores with a drive-through. Sizes also vary greatly by format, starting at just a few hundred square feet and going up to around 2,200 square feet.
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