Franchise Opportunity Rating
Review completed: June 2019
$198,000 - $578,000
PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry who embraced high-quality beans, superior roasting methods, and a pure passion for the art of coffee-making. Today, our franchise coffee shop is recognized for harvesting, roasting, and personally crafting gourmet drinks using only the top 1% of Arabica beans and delicious organic tea. In addition, our selection of fresh breakfast pastries makes for the perfect beverage pairing.
As a company known for its coffee, we utilize a unique brewing technique for our iced coffee. Our special cold-drip process helps to protect the flavor and strength of our brews by maximizing the taste and minimizing the acidity. This process was pioneered by our very own Phyllis Jordan, and it is still used to brew all of our famous Cold Brew Iced Coffee™ today.
Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.
"Really a great bunch that support each other."
Anonymous, Single Unit Owner, Very Small Market (Under 50,000 population), Overall Brand Rating: 69 FSI
"I believe PJ's has a true compassion for franchisees."
Brandy, Single Unit Owner, Medium Market (100,000 - 249,999 population), Overall Brand Rating: 66 FSI
"I enjoy the community and have actually created business partnerships and several after meeting them."
Andrew, Multi-Unit Owner, Medium Market (100,000 - 249,999 population) and Large Market (250,000 - 499,999 population), Overall Brand Rating: 77 FSI
Initial Franchise Fee is $35,000, royalties are 5% of net sales, and national marketing is 2% of net sales. The initial investment ranges from $198,000-578,000. We have relationships with third-party lenders
It depends on gross sales and how well the franchisee and/or manager control expenses.
On average 10 months
Yes. 20% off Franchise Fee
Freedom, Flexibility, Wealth Building, Self Fulfillment
We have a week-long Franchisee and Manager training in New Orleans. We also provide onsite training for 7-10 days just prior to the store opening.
Our national marketing platform provides advertising assets that include Product Marketing, P.O.P., Social Media, Digital Content, PR, Loyalty Program, Mass Media, and branding materials.
Some work in their business while others work on their business. This typically depends on the age of the business and the number of locations the franchisee owns.
For eight years, Roxanne Tillotson was a newborn photographer, but she had dreams of owning the PJ's Coffee franchise down the street. She never lost sight of her dream and in 2019 she finally transitioned from newborn photographer to PJ's Coffee franchisee.
Franchise Business Review spoke with Amanda Bennett, the franchise owner for PJ's Coffee in Hammond, Louisiana. Amanda spoke with us about the differences between PJ's Coffee and other franchise brands, and what she finds most rewarding about owning her business.