Get Your Franchise Brochure

Click the button below to get our Digital Franchising Brochure that will answer all the basic questions you may have about PJ's Coffee franchising opportunities.

Get Franchise Brochure


Connect With Us

Once you receive your brochure, a Franchise Development Coordinator will contact you within 24 hours to let you know if the area you're inquiring about is available, and to inform you on your qualification status to start up a PJ's franchise. If you do not qualify, the coordinator will consult you on solutions to become qualified. If qualified, you will get set up on a call with one of our Franchise Executives at that time, where you will be provided with any and all information needed for your evaluation of our brand!


Introduction Call

A designated Franchise Executive will reach out to you at your appointed time scheduled, and discuss our brand, the industry, and to walk you through the franchise evaluation process so you know what to expect.


PJ's Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

In most cases after initial contact with an Executive, we provide those who are ready with our PJ's FDD to make sure you have all pertinent information about our company as early on as possible. Get the details to better understand our business model, and our relationship with each of our Franchise Owners.


Participate in a Series of Evaluation Calls

Once we have collected all required information, your Franchise Executive will schedule a series of conference calls to review detailed information about franchisee support, real estate selection, design & construction, and on-going operational and marketing support.


Contact Existing PJ's Franchise Owners

One of the best ways to understand our concept and the lifestyle of owning a PJ's Coffee is to contact existing PJ's franchisees. You'll be encouraged to reach out to our current franchise community to aid in your discovery of our franchise organization, and ask questions to help you set your own expectations.


PJ's Discovery Day

Once you've gone through the previous six steps of your evaluation process of PJ's, we will invite you to New Orleans, LA where you will visit a few of our PJ's locations, tour our very own Roasting Facility, and meet the PJ's corporate support team in person at our office. Your Franchise Executive can help you coordinate travel logistics and provide you with details.


Join the PJ's Family

At this point, you've made it to the finish line of your evaluation process where our Franchise Leadership Team has approved your induction into the PJ's Coffee franchise community, you've submitted all required materials and documentation, and we welcome you to our growing family!


Start Your Development

Once your celebration winds down, this is the point where you will begin the first steps of your franchise development process. After you've been introduced to the PJ's community, all appropriate members of our corporate support team will reach out to you in order to begin taking the next steps toward the opening of your business, and the marketing and build out process begins almost immediately at this time.


Opening Day

This is the moment you've envisioned since you submitted your request for a PJ's franchise brochure! The time and hard work put forth by you and your support team will have finally paid off for the big day! All checklists are checked. All responsibilities have been handled. You are now the proud owner of your own PJ's Coffee, and you are ready to take on your future loyal and repeat customers with just the swift turn of a key to open your doors! Now, let's make this dream a reality and submit your request for our digital franchise brochure TODAY!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long has PJ's Coffee been in business?

PJ's Coffee was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan in the Uptown district of New Orleans, LA, and has been franchising locations since 1985.

What are the qualifications to franchise a PJ's Coffee?

A minimum of $75,000 in liquid capital (available cash),at least $300,000 in net worth, and must be able to dedicate the necessary time to evaluate the franchise system with an executive to make a decision within a 4-8 week time frame.

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

The general operating hours of a PJ's Coffee is from 6am to 9pm.

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

The cost of opening a PJ's Coffee ranges from $184,400 to $527,000. Visit the Investment page for details.

How much money can I make?

We do not provide estimates of profits or revenue due to our locations being owned and operated separately. However, you can gain access to our PJ's Coffee Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) once you speak to a Certified Franchise Executive. You will also have an opportunity to contact current franchisees to discuss their stores performance.

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, with 2-3 per shift (minimum).

Is PJ's Coffee easy to operate?

Yes, very! PJ's does not require previous industry experience.

What is the franchise fee?

The franchise fee is $30,000 for a single unit, $65,000 for three units. $100,000 for five licenses. 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 covers your training, plans for building out the PJ's Coffee, access to our systems, products, technology, operational support, marketing programs, and more.

How long do the franchise agreements last?

The franchise agreement lasts for 10 years.

What are the royalty fees?

Each PJ's Coffee pays 5% towards royalty fee and 2% towards national marketing based on gross sales.

What type of training do you provide?

We bring you year-round operational consulting on an individual unit basis to ensure promotional campaigns, new/seasonal product rollouts and new operational procedures are effectively communicated to you and your team. Additionally we bring you to our corporate office to complete Management Training and help you open your location. PJ's Coffee is proud to be named a Top 50 Franchise for 2017 Franchisee Satisfaction by Franchise Business Review™

Do you help me find a location?

We offer assistance through a systematic site selection and lease procurement process. Our internal team of experts coupled with knowledgeable retail real estate brokers in the local market assist with site identification, site evaluation, letter of intent submittal, lease negotiations and lease review. Our goal is to identify the best site in the market that meets specific PJ's criteria while offering a favorable lease structure.

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

  1. Submit your info to speak to a development coordinator
  2. Complete your Online Application so we can start the process or call 985-792-7999 to speak to somone NOW
  3. Get set up on a PJ's Franchise Evaluation call with a franchise executive.