PJ's Coffee of New Orleans

PJ's Coffee serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top 1% of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries.

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PJ's Coffee of New Orleans

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Our competitive advantages include:
  • Simple to run business model with easier ROI opportunities.
  • Low labor costs/employee need.
  • Guaranteed in demand product indefinitely- coffee will never go out of style!
  • Consecutive same store sales growth year over year since 2013 (and still growing!).
  • We have shelf life/expiration dates on our coffee for quality assurance of the freshest coffee served.
  • Contrary to most coffee shop distributors and coffee shops who distribute their own coffee, PJ's coffee roasted in small batches to guarantee fresh roasted coffee going into the consumers cups (which the consumer notices); where competitors mostly mass produce their roasted coffee to save on resources and money. We roast more frequent and at smaller quantities daily just to give the consumer peace of mind in knowing they're getting coffee that's been roasted more recently and fresh off the belts!
  • We are the only ones with access to our top arabica beans sold in stores (and online)! Why? Because we have our own coffee farm that we recently acquired, and are about to expand even further in Honduras.
  • We (PJ's Coffee) are the ORIGINATORS of Cold Brew coffee (see company description to reference story)
  • Coffee is a $48 Billion/year US industry and a $100 Billion/year global industry.
  • New Orleans was the original coffee hub of the U.S. before it became Seattle, and is still voted a top city for quality coffee. Our PJ's brand has the "of New Orleans" tag line in the name for that reason.
  • Chicory coffee is our thing and was made famous in New Orleans

Company Details

Established: 1978
First Unit Franchised: 1985
Franchised Units: 136
Company Owned Units: 11
States Registered In: Pending registration in all registration states except for North Dakota, Washington, Rhode Island and South Dakota
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By PJ's Coffee of New Orleans

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
  • Barista Training prior to opening. (offered as ongoing for existing locations as well- all year round)
  • Management Training prior to opening. (offered as ongoing for existing locations as well- all year round)
  • On site prep and training for Grand Opening. (offered as ongoing for existing locations as well- all year round)
  • Grand Opening day on site support
  • Ongoing video training on operating and managing a store accessible in franchisee intranet portal at all times
  • Annual PJ's Conference offers largest training event of the year with break out sessions concentrated on specific areas that show a trend in needing improvement, company-wide
  • Ongoing consulting through the duration of ownership with a designated Operations Consultant
  • Documents library for all files needed to complete day to day tasks related to the trainings received on operating a store
Other Info:
Proven and simple business model with the following support provided:
  • Offers additional support in running locations for those who cannot operate a store/looking to be investing owners ONLY- with sister company in house, OMG (Outstanding Management Group)
  • Site Evaluation & Lease Negotiation
  • Design & Construction
  • Training & Education
  • Product Distribution
  • Ongoing Operations & Consulting
  • Marketing, Advertising & Promotions
  • Franchise Development Expansion into Multi-Unit (expansion strategy & assistance in adding more licenses to portfolio

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a PJ's Coffee of New Orleans Franchise.

What does a PJ's Coffee of New Orleans Franchise Cost?

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Requirement: $100,000
Total Investment: $450,000 - $550,000
Minimum Net Worth: $450,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty: 5%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 10-12
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: NO
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes- Paused at this moment
Veteran Discount: Yes - 20% off franchise fee (VetFran members)

Is PJ's Coffee of New Orleans a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. PJ's Coffee of New Orleans is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is PJ's Coffee of New Orleans a Home Based franchise?

No. PJ's Coffee of New Orleans is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do PJ's Coffee of New Orleans Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much PJ's Coffee of New Orleans franchisees make. PJ's Coffee of New Orleans offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is PJ's Coffee of New Orleans a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. PJ's Coffee of New Orleans is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does PJ's Coffee of New Orleans Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. PJ's Coffee of New Orleans franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does PJ's Coffee of New Orleans Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. PJ's Coffee of New Orleans franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is PJ's Coffee of New Orleans Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. PJ's Coffee of New Orleans franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is PJ's Coffee of New Orleans Looking for International franchisees?

No. PJ's Coffee of New Orleans franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see PJ's Coffee of New Orleans's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

C-Store Partner, Coffee, Food & Restaurants, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


PJ's Coffee of New Orleans Franchises for Sale

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