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PJ’s Coffee Franchise

New Orleans-inspired P.J’s Coffee specializes in serving premium coffee, but its growing menu includes fresh baked pastries, breakfast, snack and lunch items as well.

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PJ’s Coffee Franchise Opportunity

Founded in 1978 as one of the original specialty coffee brands, PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans® is bringing the savory taste and experience of New Orleans coffee to the world.

Coffee is a Great Business Choice

The Coffee Industry is booming across the globe. Worth $50 Billion a year in the United States alone, a whopping 64% of all US consumers drink coffee daily, and coffee is the second largest traded commodity globally. PJ’s Coffee has stayed on top of that coffee wave for over 42 years. The company has projected growth of 200% in the next three years.

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans is Special

Many have experienced the New Orleans’ love of coffee, food, and dining. PJ’s

Coffee locations are bringing this spirit to areas all over the country with fresh baked pastries and quality breakfasts, snacks, and lunches ever-so-slightly infused with the charm and Southern hospitality that is in the brand’s roots.

Beignet program for franchisees: Fresh French donuts sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar famous in the French Quarter, a truly unique selling proposition in the coffee shop industry.

Only the top 1% of the world’s Arabica beans are accepted to be small batch roasted in quantities of 300 lbs. or less by our Chief Roastmaster, an artisan for PJ’s Coffee over 25 years.

A focus on making each visitor to a PJ’s Coffee location a permanent return customer who enjoys a unique brand experience and quality products. 

Take Control of Your Future, Invest in PJ’s Coffee, a Strong Growing Brand!

PJ’s Coffee Owner Satisfaction Report

Franchise Business Review has worked with over 1,100 franchise systems. We independently contact all open and active franchisees and invite them to participate in our satisfaction survey. Only the brands that exceed our satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. PJ’s Coffee conducted their franchise review with US franchisees in October 2020, and collected feedback from 45% of the active franchisees (34).

Highlights include:

  • 94% of franchisees “strongly agree” or “agree” they enjoy operating the business.
  • 83% of franchisees are likely to recommend the franchise to others, 7% higher than our overall industry benchmark. 
  • 88% of franchisees “agree” or “strongly agree” they respect their franchisor.
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PJ's Coffee
Franchise Owner Satisfaction Report
Review completed: November 2021
0-49 Below average
50-69 Average
70-100 Best
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  • Training & Support
  • Core Values
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  • Franchise Community
  • Leadership
  • Self-Evaluation

Not all franchise systems share their results publicly. PJ’s Coffee does. Download the franchisee satisfaction report on PJ’s Coffee for free.

PJ’s Coffee Reviews & Testimonials

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:

    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:

    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:

    FSI

Franchising with PJ’s Coffee

Business Model

A Proven Business Model:

Site Evaluation & Lease Procurement 

An internal professional team coupled with real estate brokers to assist with every detail from site identification to lease reviews. 

Product Distribution 

Strategic partnerships afford us the opportunity to distribute coffee from the roasting facility to your store in a timely and cost-effective manner. 

Training & Education 

A multi-level training program to include online training, classroom training, and location site training. 

Design & Construction 

Work closely with franchisees and a team of professionals to design and construct your store on time and on budget. 

On-Going Operations & Consulting 

Year-round operational consulting to ensure promotional campaigns, product roll-outs and new operational procedures are properly implemented. 

Marketing & Promotions 

Marketing and promotional campaigns to drive consumer frequency, increase sales and encourage store visits across multiple dayparts. 

Key Benefits

Freedom, Flexibility, Wealth Building, Self Fulfillment

Marketing Support

PJ’s Coffee’s 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.

Training Programs

Site Evaluation & Lease Procurement – Professional support team coupled with real estate brokers assist with every detail from site identification to lease reviews.

Design & Construction – Working closely with you and a team of professionals to design and construct your store, on time and on budget.

Training & Education – Multi-level training program that includes online, classroom, and at location.

Product Distribution – Strategic partnerships allow us to distribute coffee from the roasting facility to each store in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Marketing & Promotions – Marketing and promotional campaigns drive consumer frequency, increase sales and encourage increased store visits.

Ongoing Operations Consulting – Year-round operations support to ensure promotional campaigns, product rollouts and new operational procedures are implemented properly and go smoothly.

Contact Information
  • Corporate Address: 4480 LA-22, Suite 2, Mandeville, LA 70471
  • Contact Name(s): Lindsay Lambert, Lory Schwartz
  • Contact Email: [email protected], [email protected]
  • Phone #: 985.792.5776

PJ’s Coffee Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $406,000 - $1,024,000
  • Net Worth Requirement

    Net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities (what is owned minus what is owed).

    $500,000
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $150,000

PJ’s Coffee Videos

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PJ’s Coffee Awards from Franchise Business Review

2022 Top Food
2022 Rock Star
2022 Top 200
2021 Rockstar
2021 Top Food
2021 Top
2020 Franchise Rockstar
2020 Top Food
2020 FBR Top
2019 FBR Top
2019 FBR Rockstar
2019 FBR Food

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New Orleans-inspired P.J’s Coffee specializes in serving premium coffee, but its growing menu includes fresh baked pastries, breakfast, snack and lunch items as well.

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  • Cash Required: $150,000
  • Net Worth Required: $500,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $406,000 - $1,024,000
  • Franchising Since: 1985
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 142

Available Markets

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AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NV, SC, TN, TX, VA