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Our Coffee Shop Franchise is Brewing Something Special
  • $1,042,644*

    Average Unit
    Volume (AUV)

  • 180+


  • 300+

    Additional Locations
     in Development

  • 19.8%

    4-year Same-Store

    Sales Increase

A Unique Coffee Franchise

The Soul of Coffee

When you say coffee has soul, not everyone will understand. When you explain local roasting, some people won’t listen. When you tell the story of a single origin roast, some won’t care. They don’t get it. We make coffee for those who do. A cup of coffee isn’t just about flavor or energy. It’s much more. It’s about craftsmanship – the story of a skilled farmer working towards a better life. It’s about being rooted – staying true to the spirit of New Orleans. It’s about hospitality – treating each guest like a neighbor, because they are one. It’s the experience people gather around. It’s what inspires us to do better each day. It’s the warmth that goes into each cup. This is the soul of coffee and this is what makes PJ’s different. Learn more about our coffee shop franchise today.

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A New Orleans Tradition Since 1978

A warm cup of PJ’s Coffee is more than just a brew. It’s an experience. It’s the human connection we make with our valued customers. It’s a tradition that’s spanned since 1978 and we’re thrilled you’re interested in becoming a part the PJ's Coffee franchise family.

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A Taste Of New Orleans

Many PJ’s locations now offer our Beignets, bringing the timeless taste of the South to local communities across the country. These deep-fried pastries are the perfect pairing for our coffee, require little additional equipment to prepare, and are a major differentiator of our coffee franchise. This is a truly unique offering that will leave your customers licking their lips and coming back for more. PJ's is not just a coffee shop franchise!

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Exceptional Coffee.
Exceptional Coffee Franchise Opportunity.

Providing premium hand-crafted products is only part of who we are and what we do. At PJ’s, we understand that our customers have quite a few choices when it comes to getting a cup of coffee. That’s why we have put a strong focus on delivering more than just hot beverages and convenient snacks. Our shops offer the full experience. From warm, inviting environments to friendly, conversational baristas, our coffee franchise is dedicated to building lasting relationships with everyone that walks through our doors. Our history is rooted in New Orleans and southern hospitality is in our blood; we are so excited to bring this energy into new markets. Now is the time to consider our coffee franchise opportunity.


The Story of PJ’s

PJ’s Coffee was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan and operates on the belief that superior coffee beans and sophisticated roasting methods result in better coffee. We also believe that a coffee purchase is far more than just a transaction. It’s an opportunity to connect with others and create a lasting bond. Our goal is to provide best-in-class hospitality experiences through providing remarkable menu options and superior customer service. Our coffee shop franchise owners are part of our family and we diligently strive to embrace them with our culture, passion, and drive to deliver the finest food and New Orleans-style hospitality experience.

Build Something Special with Us

If you’re ready to embrace financial freedom and the flexibility of being your own boss, PJ’s Coffee franchise offers an exciting opportunity to provide for your family while becoming part of ours. Our coffee shop franchise is looking for driven and hard-working entrepreneurs who are passionate about coffee and share our mission to deliver premium customer experiences. PJ’s currently has over 140 locations domestically and internationally with over 125 additional locations in development. Now is the perfect time to join a brand with a stunningly bright future.

Coffee is the world’s second-largest traded commodity, and the average American consumes over 3 cups of coffee every day. This presents a tremendous opportunity for us. However, we are also aware that our industry requires us to differentiate ourselves from our competitors. By offering quality products, unique menu offerings, including our New Orleans Beignets, and a welcoming environment, we are continually recognized as more than just a coffee shop, and for that our customers reward us by coming back time and again.

Supporting You Every Step of the Way

At PJ’s, we extend our southern hospitality to all of our franchisees and their staff. Just as we love building bonds with our customers, we are committed to doing the same with our coffee franchise owners. We provide support throughout the entire ownership process because our success is dependent on the success of our franchisees.

Our team assists franchisees with:

  • Obtaining start-up capital
  • Site identification and evaluation
  • Lease negotiations
  • Design and construction
  • Training and education
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Ongoing operational consulting

From the day you sign your franchise agreement to opening day and beyond, we will be by your side to make sure you are equipped with everything you need to find success with your new venture. With your skills and our support, together we can bring the New Orleans coffee experience into new communities. We can’t wait to get started, so take the first step today!


Our Coffee Shop Franchise Steps to Ownership
  • 1. Get Your Franchise Brochure
    • Complete the online inquiry form
    • Download our Franchise Brochure
    • Begin learning about our exciting opportunity
  • 2. Connect with Us
    • Receive a call from a Franchise Development Coordinator
    • Receive an overview of our evaluation process
    • Complete your PJ’s confidential questionnaire
  • 3. Introduction Call & Disclosure
    • Have an introductory call with a Franchise Executive
    • Ask any questions you may have
    • Receive a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) to review
  • 4. Discovery Process
    • Participate in a series of agenda-specific calls
    • Connect with existing PJ’s Franchisees to learn more about their experience
    • Receive an invitation to attend Join the Team Day
  • 5. Join the Team Day
    • Tour the PJ’s Coffee Roasting Facility
    • Visit PJ’s locations and meet our support teams
    • If approved, execute your franchise agreement & join the PJ’s Family
"For anybody thinking about owning and operating a PJ's Coffee, I highly recommend it." - Bobby Mounts More Testimonials
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