Aroma Joe’s Continued Steady Growth in 2019
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Aroma Joe’s Continued Steady Growth in 2019

Fast-growing coffee franchise added multiple stores across three New England states; Recognized as a top food franchise by Entrepreneur magazine

January 06, 2020 // // PORTLAND, Maine. - Aroma Joe’s, one of the nation’s leading handcrafted beverage chains, continued its steady growth throughout 2019.

Snapshot of Aroma Joe’s 2019 accomplishments:

  • Aroma Joe’s opened five new coffee shops in three states (Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire).
  • The brand signed 12 development deals totaling 12 coffee shops, all of which are expected to open over the next several years.
  • Aroma Joe’s was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a “Top Food Franchise of 2019,” ranking #7 in the coffee category.
  • Today, Aroma Joe’s has 67 locations currently open and operating in five states.

“Our 2019 goal was to continue to build interest in our farm-to-sip quality coffee and handcrafted specialty beverages throughout the New England area,” said Aroma Joe’s CEO Loren Goodridge. “We saw steady growth throughout our new location areas, as well as increased brand awareness and strong interest in franchise opportunities.”

Looking ahead to 2020, Aroma Joe’s hopes to grow its operations by 20% and is looking to expand into several new markets, including Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Aroma Joe’s is also looking to bolster its presence in various markets throughout Florida and Pennsylvania.

Aroma Joe’s was founded nearly 20 years ago on the basis of being more than just a coffee company. It is a franchise built on the idea that how the coffee is served is just as important as the taste. The chain’s proprietary coffee blends are craft-roasted in Maine and are Rainforest Alliance Certified, which means they are sustainably grown and ethically sourced. The menu includes handcrafted espresso-based drinks such as various lattes and mochas which can be customized with limitless flavor combinations.

Coffee not your thing? Aroma Joe’s other offerings include their signature and customizable RUSH energy drink, Iced Teas and lemonades plus their unique food offerings.

The cost to open a 650-1,200 square-foot Aroma Joe’s franchise, including the franchise fee and overall investment cost, is between $256,500 and $702,000.

About Aroma Joe's®

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Portland, Maine with 67 locations across Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Florida. The company began franchising in 2013 and is a local destination for handcrafted coffee and espresso drinks, unique infused blends, signature AJS RUSH® Energy Drinks and a variety of all-day food offerings. Aroma Joe’s is fueling the modern world by serving positive energy in a friendly and upbeat environment by focusing daily on the customer, the community and the cup. For more information visit:

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