PJ’s Coffee named a top franchise for women

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2017 Top Franchises for Women Report.

PJ’s Coffee was among 300 franchise brands, representing over 6,400 female franchise owners that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. PJ’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, financial opportunity, and work/life balance.

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 coffeemaking mattered. PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top 1% of Arabica beans (which is two thirds less acidic – a process pioneered by PJ’s founder), as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries.

The New Orleans, Louisiana-based roaster/retailer recently expanded into Vietnam and also adopted El Terrerito Farm in Honduras, where the company grows coffee beans to produce its French Roast, with proceeds directly impacting the people and community of El Terrerito Farms.

Franchise Business Review, is a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction across the United States. It provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in special reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

“We are proud to provide opportunities for females to be part of PJ’s franchise growth and are thrilled to receive this honour to showcase gender equality throughout our company,” says Ryan Stansbury, franchise development director for PJ’s Coffee. “This is just one of the many accomplishments that will help our company continue to strategically grow our brand.”

“The franchise industry provides many options to women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis in multiple sectors,” says Michelle Rowan, president of Franchise Business Review. “The number of franchise opportunities can be overwhelming, so it’s critical to examine feedback from other female franchise owners on how well the franchise meets their expectations in terms of support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, and other key areas of business ownership.”

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