Gloria Jean’s Coffees Franchise

Last Updated on July 26, 2012 by DeanR

Gloria Jean’s Coffees Franchise

Gloria Jean’s Coffees franchise is for a specialty coffee shop business. It was founded in 1979 by Ed and Gloria Jean Kvetko.

It all started when they bought a small gift shop in a town North of Chicago. In this small gift shop, they decided to share their great tasting coffee. Soon, they had loyal followers from different places just to experience the gourmet coffees of Gloria Jean’s. They became popular and the demand grew. They then started franchising in 1986 to entrepreneurs in who had the love for specialty coffees in the Chicago market. They now have more than 900 locations around the world

What gourmet coffees do they have at Gloria Jean’s Coffees?

Their specials include Blueberry Morning Coffee which is fresh blueberries with walnut and coffeecake accents, Apricot Creme Coffee with full coffee flavour with a touch of Apricot, Chocolate Caramel Turtle Coffee with chocolatey caramel with a pleasant nut aftertaste, Caramel Nut Coffee with buttery caramel with a subtle nutty flavour, Cinnamon Hazelnut Coffeenut with a perfect blend of cinnamon with the hint of hazelbut, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Coffee with an elegant dark chocolate with a touch of raspberries, Cinnamon Twist Coffee with bakery fresh cinnamon flavor, Cinnamon Mocha Coffee with bakery fresh cinnamon with a hint of velvety chocolate, French Vanilla Supreme with rich, creamy vanilla flavor, Coconut Creme Coffee with subtle creamy coconut flavour, Hazelnut Coffee with a subtle taste of hazelnut, German Chocolate Cake Coffee with rich chocolate and coconut layered with nutty overtones, Madagascar Vanilla Caramel Coffee with Madagascar Bourbon smooth and creamy Vanilla flavour, Irish Creme Coffee with Irish whiskey and cream flavour, reminiscent of Bailey’s Irish Cream, Special Dark Chocolate Coffee with velvety taste of dark chocolate, Mudslide Coffee with the decadent taste of rich, creamy chocolate, and White Russian Coffee with velvety smooth taste and creamy coffee liqueur.

They also have flavoured coffees such as Apple Spice Delight, Blackberry Creme Coffeee, and Amaretto Coffee. They have Origins and Blends like Condesa de Costa Rica Coffee, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee, and Hawaiian Kona Coffee. They also have Decaf, Teas,  My K-cup by Keurig, Cocoas, and other merchandise like the Chambord French Press.

Cost and requirements on running a Gloria Jean’s Coffees franchise

You need to have a net worth of $450,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $250,000. Expect to be investing about $278,000 to $674,000. The Gloria Jean’s Coffees franchise fee is ranges from $5,000 to $32,500 with an on-going royalty fee of 6%. This is for a renewable 15 year term agreement. They also have an option for a kiosk or an express counter in which you will need to invest about $170,000 to $347,000. They require that you have a management or retail experience. They allow multi-unit ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

You and your operating partner will be attending training at a certified training store. You will be attending the Coffee University which includes merchandising, purchasing, product knowledge, and hiring. You will be given access to a purchasing cooperative. You will also be provided with the system that has worked for them for the past 30 years and on-going support.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 17691 Mitchell North Irvine, California 92614

Phone: (949)752-5282

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