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Bobby and Kristy Mounts win PJ’s Rookie Franchisee of the Year Award

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Category:PJ's Coffee Franchisees

Bobby and Kristy Mounts won the PJ’s Rookie Franchisee of the Year Award and were also recognized at the 2022 IFA Conference as franchisee of the year award recipients.

The Mounts have upheld the core values and mission of PJ’s Coffee since opening their doors in 2020. In addition to their success as franchise owners, they were chosen for this award because of their organizational skills, drive, structure within their business, leadership, and, most importantly, their warm work environment. 

Bobby & Kristy

Becoming the Ideal Franchise Owner 

Prior to owning a PJ’s Coffee, Bobby served in the infantry of the Marine Corps reserves for six years and was deployed to Iraq in 2004. Upon his return, Bobby left the Marine Corps, and went on to pursue another dream—becoming a police officer. He served as a police officer in Monroe and West Monroe, La. until he began to approach retirement age. As he pondered the next step in his career, he realized he desired to become a business owner and began his entrepreneurial journey.

He searched for the best franchise opportunity and was drawn to PJ’s Coffee. As he looked more into the prospect, he learned about the Veteran Franchise License giveaway and immediately entered the contest. To Bobby’s surprise, he won and was awarded his PJ’s Coffee franchise, located in Ruston, LA.

Bobby & Kristy Mounts with their children

From Giveaway Recipient to Rookie Franchisee of the Year

Bobby and Kristy have come to understand the dedication involved in becoming successful franchise owners. From their impressive measurements in compliance and excellent performance in sales, to their growth in more licenses, Bobby and Kristy are known as one of our top performers. 

One of the factors that make the Mounts such stand-out franchisees is that they have created a work environment geared towards helping young adults become successful. 

“I want to share my knowledge and what I’ve learned through my experiences with the military and police force and build up the younger generation of people by creating structure, accountability and job growth opportunities. They can take all that they learn and apply it to their futures—both personally and professionally,” said Bobby. 

Bobby and Kristy’s impeccable leadership, loyalty to the PJ’s Coffee brand and commitment to fulfill their roles as franchise owners is what has earned them the Rookie Franchisee of the Year award. We’re thrilled to see what more the Mounts will bring to the table this coming year!

If you’re ready to start your own entrepreneurial journey and open your own PJ’s Coffee franchise, contact us today.

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    • Size: 1,200sqft - 2,000sqft
    • Initial Franchise Fee: $35K
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  • PJs has provided me with the flexibility to prioritize my day-to-day responsibilities. While demanding, the work/life balance I have been able to obtain while owning my locations is invaluable. PJ’s is a family-oriented brand and that is evident every day - we have great working, as well as personal, relationships with many folks at corporate. It truly is a family centered culture that I am excited to grow with! - Andrew Jones
  • We loved the products and the business model, and it all worked out so well. The ability to work with them is what sets them apart. They are very reasonable people and it’s a solid company. When we went to meet the team, everyone was super kind, and it was very apparent that they provide a ton of support to their franchisees. It’s important to feel like you can always reach out to somebody when needed. - Angela Harmon
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  • I fell in love with PJs Coffee and the brand, years before I ever owned a location and now I own two! I wanted a business that, with the right staff, would be able to operate successfully without me having to be there all day every day. PJs coffee gives you that flexibility and freedom. I also love the family atmosphere that corporate provides and the camaraderie between franchisees is wonderful! You are in business for yourself, but not by yourself, and that is a great sense of comfort and security. I love this business!

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