PJ’s Coffee Brews up Record-Breaking Development Year

Signature Coffeehouse Franchise Adds 62 New Agreements throughout North America

New Orleans, LA  (RestaurantNews.comPJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, an international coffeehouse franchise, known for its premium beverages and southern hospitality, reports the company’s strongest year of growth, adding 62 new franchise agreements for 2021.

Over 80 percent of the expansion consisted of welcoming new franchisees to the PJ’s Family, in addition to existing owners who expanded to further capture market share of the $50 billion dollar and growing U.S. coffee industry.

Following the brand’s continuous growth, PJ’s Coffee jumped up 157 spots on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500 list, one of the most competitive franchise rankings. Each brand is evaluated by growth, number of units, costs, franchise support, brand strength and financial strength & stability.

Over the past 24 months, PJ’s has opened over 40 new locations resulting in 39% brand expansion. Brand momentum continues as drive-thru sales climb, making up 65% of the company’s total sales for 2021 and system-wide same-store sales increased by 19 percent. Throughout the pandemic, the franchise was able to leverage their drive-thru operations at select locations, and add signature new menu items like the infamous beignets.

“We are happy to see these numbers continuously grow, especially during a time where the QSR industry is seeing a large impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our numbers display a great level of performance by our franchisees, proving that our team works hard to recruit franchisees that are a great fit for the brand,” said Vice President of Franchise Development, Ryan Stansbury. “Ultimately, our brand culture exhibits the Southern hospitality flare that continues to bring about new franchise candidates, make breakthroughs within the market and open successful shops despite the current economic climate.”

While showing impressive growth and resilience during a global pandemic, PJ’s Coffee was also recognized by Fast Casual for the 16th year in a row, ranking #71 on their Top 100 Movers & Shakers list. The ranking recognizes leadership, innovation, and promise.

The brand will continue to expand throughout Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Texas while entering new markets in Arizona, Connecticut, Iowa, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada and Virginia in 2022.

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 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 and single serve cups of PJ’s Coffee are available for sale in-store and online.

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Fishman PR
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