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PJ’s Coffee Franchise
Investment Information

Potential Is Brewing

If you already understand how much of an impact our coffee has on the communities we serve both domestically and abroad, you’ll know we’re excited about your interest in becoming a part of it. Below you’ll find information about our various franchise opportunities, investment tiers, and franchisee characteristics we look for.

Financial Requirements

PJ’s requires a minimum of $100K in liquid capital and a net worth minimum of $350K for a single unit. Creditworthiness, favorable debt to income ratio, and secondary sources of income are also considered when determining eligibility.

Initial investment ranges for a single unit:

  • Type of Expenditure
    Low
    High
  • Initial Franchise Fee
    $35,000
    $35,000
  • Real Estate Lease for Premises
    $1,875
    $12,500
  • Furniture Fixtures & Equipment
    $50,000
    $150,000
  • Opening Advertising
    $7,500
    $10,000
  • Travel and living expenses while training
    $3,500
    $5,000
  • Insurance
    $2,400
    $5,000
  • Various Deposits, Licenses & Permits
    $1,000
    $3,500
  • Opening Inventory
    $7,000
    $14,000
  • Signage
    $4,000
    $18,000
  • Leasehold Improvements
    $50,000
    $270,000
  • Small Wares
    $3,000
    $9,000
  • POS System & Computer
    $1,500
    $5,500
  • Legal & Organizational Fees
    $2,500
    $5,000
  • Construction Drawings
    $1,500
    $11,500
  • Additional Funds
    $30,000
    $30,000
  • Total
    $200,775
    $584,000
Investment Tiers
  • Traditional Model

    A larger scaled PJ's with a full service menu offering located within a strip mall or free-standing building likely featuring a drive-thru.

    • Size: 550sqft - 1,850sqft
    • Initial Franchise Fee: $35K
    • Initial Investment: $200,775 - $584,000
  • Non-Traditional Model

    A smaller scaled PJ's possibly with a limited menu offering located within another business - College/University Campuses, Healthcare Facilities, Hotels, Government Facilities, Military Bases, Airports, Shopping Malls, Etc.

    • Size: 250sqft - 1,000sqft
    • Initial Franchise Fee: $25K
    • Initial Investment: $190,775 - $393,000
  • Multi-Unit Option Agreements

    PJ's offers opportunities to enter into a Multi-Unit Option Agreement to develop multiple PJ's over a specified development schedule in a designated market. The initial franchise fee for the first PJ’s location is $35,000. Subsequent PJ’s Units receive a reduced franchise fee. The fee for each PJ’s Unit numbered two or greater is $10,000.

  • Master Franchise Agreements

    PJ's offers opportunities to International Franchisees to enter into a Master Franchise Agreement to develop multiple PJ's over a specified development schedule in a designated country or countries.

    • Initial Master Franchise Fee: $250k minimum (Varies depending on size of country or countries)
    • Total Investment: Varies depending on the number of PJ's developed
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