PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans Signs First Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement in Texas
PJ’s grows Texas presence with 10-store agreement in Houston + surrounding areas.
April 18, 2017 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS, La. - PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans has signed its first multi-unit franchise agreement with Texas Franchisee, Mike Price, the current owner of PJ’s third location in Texas at the Conroe Regional Medical Center in Houston. The multi-unit agreement includes the development of Price’s second location in Cypress (set to open at the end of this year), along with eight additional locations in the designated areas of North Harris County and South Montgomery County over the next six years - reaching 10 total locations. This agreement includes growth into Magnolia, Tomball, The Woodlands, and Kingwood/Humble, TX.
Price, a retired project manager in the oil and gas industry, has over 30 years of experience managing successful projects for various clients, including BP and Arena Offshore. His passion for business and high-quality coffee brought him to the PJ’s team to discuss franchising opportunities.
Founded in 1978 with its first locations in New Orleans, La., PJ’s Coffee is now located across the U.S. in seven states, and beyond with two international locations in Vietnam. PJ’s is slated to hit its 100th location this year.
“We are thrilled to expand PJ’s Coffee throughout Houston with the company’s first multi-unit franchise agreement,” Says Price. “Many people in our area and our future target markets are familiar with PJ's Coffee - either from their travels to Louisiana, or from experience as a New Orleans local now living in Texas. We are extremely proud to carry the PJ's Brand in this area and contribute to the company’s national growth.”
PJ’s Coffee currently has two Texas locations: The Royal Sonesta Houston (2222 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027) and the Conroe Regional Medical Center (504 Medical Center Blvd, Conroe, TX 77304) - the latter is owned by Price.
All Texas coffeehouse locations are open to both visiting guests and the general public serving hot and iced coffee, tea, pastries and more.
The first PJ’s included in the franchise agreement (Conroe Regional Medical Center) features a wide selection of beverages and food- PJ’s Original Cold Brew Ice Coffee, hot coffee, frozen beverages, organic tea and freshly baked pastries. Customers can purchase PJ’s whole-bean coffee bags, single serve cups and PJ’s signature bottled Iced Coffee Concentrate in-store, allowing coffee-lovers to enjoy their favorite combinations from their own homes.
For more information, please visit www.pjscoffee.com or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/pjscoffee.
About PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans
PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry that demonstrated that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making 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 top 1% of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. PJ’s Original Cold Brew Ice 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 2/3 less acidic – a process and technique pioneered by our founder and used for more than 30 years at all PJ’s locations. Bags of whole bean coffee, single serve cups of PJ’s Coffee and PJ’s Iced Coffee Concentrate are available for sale in-store and online.
SOURCE PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans