PJ’s Coffee Targets North Carolina for Franchise Expansion

PJ's Coffee Targets North Carolina for Franchise Expansion

Popular Louisiana-based coffee shop to enter the Triangle area and beyond

PJ's Coffee Targets North Carolina for Franchise ExpansionPJ’s Coffee, a leading coffee chain renowned for its New Orleans-inspired hospitality and premium coffee, plans to introduce at least 10 locations in North Carolina over the next few years.

“Our expansion into the Tar Heel State  — especially with the Triangle area’s growth — represents an exciting opportunity to share the authentic taste of New Orleans with more communities that appreciate warm hospitality and traditional Southern cuisine,” said David Mesa, executive vice president and chief development officer at PJ’s Coffee. “The Southeast holds a special place in our hearts due to its deep affinity for the culture that we represent. We’re also confident that the entrepreneurial spirit and economic dynamism of North Carolina will help drive our success.”

North Carolina is set to become the 15th state where PJ’s Coffee will establish its presence. The planned five locations in Raleigh and Durham, followed by another five in Charlotte, mark the beginning of a significant expansion and milestone in the company’s mission to bring the authentic taste of New Orleans to coffee lovers across the nation.

With more than 180 locations operating systemwide and over 100 more in the pipeline, PJ’s Coffee projects substantial growth in the Southeast, specifically the Carolinas. The region is expected to eventually rival Greater New Orleans, which is currently home to more than 40 locations.

PJ’s Coffee is actively recruiting franchisees to join in this growth. To learn more about PJ’s Coffee and its franchising opportunities, visit PJsFranchise.com.

PJ's Coffee Targets North Carolina for Franchise Expansion

Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry, founded PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans in 1978 and demonstrated that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffeemaking mattered. In 2008, the company was purchased by New Orleans natives and brothers Paul, Steven, and Scott Ballard. PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the best quality Arabica coffee beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. PJ’s Original Cold Brew Iced Coffee is brewed daily using a special cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans while producing a coffee that is two-thirds less acidic – a process and technique developed by its founder and used for more than 45 years at all PJ’s locations. Bags of whole-bean coffee and single-serve cups of PJ’s Coffee are available for sale in-store and online. With more than 180 operating stores, including four international locations, PJ’s Coffee continues to grow in the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit PJsCoffee.com or follow PJ’s Coffee on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.