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Our PJ’s Coffee shop franchise team appreciates your interest in pursuing this unique opportunity. We understand that a lot of thought and consideration goes into making a decision like this. That’s why we’ve provided answers to our most popular questions to help put your mind at ease.

If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, contact us today.

  • How much money can I make?

    The top 25% of our franchise locations featuring a drive-thru average $1,042,644* in annual net sales. Item 19 of the Franchise Disclosure Document provides additional details on average gross revenue and same store sales growth. You will also have an opportunity to contact current franchisees to discuss their stores performance.

  • How long has PJ's Coffee been in business?

    PJ's Coffee was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan where she opened her very first PJ’s on Maple Street in the Uptown district of New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • What are the qualifications to own a PJ’s Coffee franchise?

    A minimum of $150,000 in liquid capital (available cash) and at least $500,000 in net worth. In addition, you must be able to dedicate the necessary time to evaluate the franchise system. Read more about our ideal franchisees here.

  • What are the general operation hours of PJ's Coffee?

    The general operating hours of a PJ's Coffee are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • How much does it cost to open a PJ's Coffee?

    The cost of opening a "Traditional" PJ's Coffee ranges from $459,000 - $1,152,000. The cost of opening a "Non-Traditional" PJ's Coffee ranges from $228,000 - $511,000. Visit our investment page for details or view our blog for more information...

  • How many employees do I need to operate a PJ's Coffee?

    An average PJ's Coffee staff consists of 12-15 part-time employees total, 2-5 per shift.

  • Is PJ's Coffee easy to operate?

    The support provided allows individuals with no experience to own and operate a PJ’s with ease.

  • What is the franchise fee?

    The franchise fee is $35,000 for a single unit and multi unit discounts are available. We also offer a Military Discount of 20% off the total franchise fee for qualified military candidates.

  • What do I get with the franchise fee?

    The franchise fee provides you with a license to operate a PJ’s, our assistance to help you open a location, access to our recipes, products, technology, training systems, operational structure, marketing programs, and more.

  • How long do the franchise agreements last?

    The initial term of the franchise agreement is 10 years. However, there are three additional renewal terms of 10 years each.

  • What are the royalty fees?

    Each PJ’s contributes 5% in royalty fees and 2% toward national marketing based on net sales.

  • What type of training do you provide?

    We bring year-round operational consulting to ensure promotional campaigns, new or seasonal product rollouts, and new operational procedures are effectively communicated to you and your team. Franchisee and management training is provided in New Orleans prior to your store opening and a specialist is sent to your location to assist with launching the business.

  • Do you help me find a location?

    We do offer assistance through a systematic site selection and lease procurement process. Learn more about our location development support here.

  • I'm ready to get started! What are the next steps?

    We can’t wait for you to become a member of the PJ’s family! Here are the next steps:

    • Submit your info and speak with a Franchise Development Coordinator about next steps.
    • Schedule your first call with a Franchise Executive to begin your evaluation of the PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunity.