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PJ’s Coffee Honors Veterans with Our Fourth Annual PJ’s Coffee Veteran Franchise License Giveaway

By: PJ's Coffee

Category:Franchise Opportunities

For the past three years, we have awarded one military veteran a free PJ’s Coffee franchise license. Now, we are happy to announce our annual Veteran Franchise License Giveaway is open to applicants for the fourth year in a row.

We are honored to offer a well-deserving veteran the opportunity to open and run a successful coffee shop with a proven model through our fourth annual PJ’s Coffee Veteran Franchise License Giveaway. This yearly giveaway gives us the chance to honor and thank those who have given so much through their service to our country by awarding one veteran a PJ’s Coffee franchise and waiving the initial $35,000 franchise fee.

How to Enter

To enter this year’s franchise license giveaway and be in the running for a free PJ’s Coffee franchise license, veterans can:

  1. Visit
  2. Fill out the form to receive a franchise brochure
  3. Submit a two-minute video explaining how your military experience will make you a top-notch PJ’s Coffee franchisee

The giveaway is open until January 31, 2021. Upon reviewing all of the submissions, we will award one winner a free franchise license in February 2021.

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The History of the PJ’s Coffee Veteran Franchise License Giveaway

We started our Veteran Franchise License Giveaway in 2017 as a way to provide motivated veterans with entrepreneurial ambitions a path to business ownership. Since launching the annual giveaway, we have awarded three veterans with free franchise licenses.

“With many of our previous veteran franchisees, we’ve seen a seamless transition from military life to entrepreneurship, so we started this initiative to attract like-minded individuals to our concept, and as a way of saying ‘thank you for your service,’” said Ryan Stansbury, PJ’s Coffee Vice President of Franchise Development.

Last year’s winner, Michael Adams, has 22 years of military experience and was responsible for managing the logistics surrounding personal protective equipment (PPE) and nationwide medical supply requests during the pandemic – showcasing his dedication to serving and protecting people. Combining his entrepreneurial spirit with a focus on family, Michael is bringing his daughters on board with him, which aligned perfectly with our core values.


Veteran Incentives All Year Round

At PJ’s Coffee, we are passionate about giving back to the veteran community in any way we can all year long, not just during our Veteran Franchise License Giveaway. We are an International Franchise Association VetFran member, and we proudly offer qualified veterans a 20 percent discount on the initial franchise fee.

Are you a military veteran interested in business ownership? Click here to apply for our Veteran Franchise License Giveaway today!

We will be accepting applications until January 31, 2021. The winner will be announced in February 2021.