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Gloria Jean's Coffees

Gloria Jean's Coffees
  • Liquid Capital Required: $200,000
  • Net Worth Required: $450,000
  • Training Available
  • Financing Available
  • SBA Loans Available

With over 900 locations worldwide and more than 20 years of experience in franchising, at Gloria Jean's Coffees you're teaming up with one of the 2nd largest, most experienced franchise coffee companies around. We believe we have the organization, experience and support that leads to success. Our system is established and has passed the test of time.

The Advantages of Gloria Jean's Coffees Include:

  • Franchising – A Business Format
    Franchising gives you the opportunity to go into business for yourself and accelerate your success by being part of a well-established, branded system. The coffee business is becoming increasingly competitive, and just like fast food 30 years ago, the specialty coffee business is beginning to shift to chains because of their advantages in specialized training, innovative product introductions, management control systems, purchasing power, and specialized promotion and advertising.

  • Gloria Jean's Coffees - Operating System
    Founded in 1979 and franchising since 1986, Gloria Jean's Coffees is now the 2nd largest franchised retailer of specialty coffees with over 900 locations worldwide. Our system is established and has passed the test of time.

  • Coffee University
    After extensive field operations training, you will attend Gloria Jean's Coffee University and learn from day one what works and what doesn't. Master everything from how to make the perfect Cappuccino, to hiring the right staff, and learning more than you ever imagined about specialty coffees.

  • Innovative Products
    Gloria Jean's Coffees is continually introducing taste-tempting hot beverages and refreshing Chillers. Gloria Jean's Coffees passion for quality has made us a leader in gourmet flavored coffees, varietals and blends.

  • Ongoing Support
    Work for yourself - not by yourself. Tap into the expertise of seasoned professionals at the oldest, 2nd largest and most experienced franchised coffee organization in the world. At Gloria Jean's we never forget that your success is our success!
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About Us

Our most important ingredient is passion

Investing in a franchise business is exciting; whether you are looking for a lifestyle change, the challenge of owning and operating your own business, or you want to be a part of a business that provides exceptional coffee, delicious food and excellent service to your local community, franchising can be a rewarding experience.

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Gloria Jean's Coffees is one of the most loved and respected coffee franchises in the world. At Gloria Jean's Coffees, coffee is our hero and we are passionate about excellence and innovation in our range of handcrafted coffee drinks, signature cold drinks, blended and estate whole bean coffee, specialty teas, and quality food and merchandise.

With approximately 850 coffee houses in 40 countries, we're one of the world's fastest growing coffee franchises, serving millions of guests every week.

But there's more to our brand than these impressive statistics. There's the culture of collaboration for starters. There's the comprehensive support network. And there's the drive to source and serve the best product globally, providing our guests with the ultimate coffee experience.

Because at heart, what our franchisees share is a belief that better coffee makes the world better for everyone.

Training and Support


At Gloria Jean's Coffees, it's important to us to learn that you have what it takes to enjoy this type of business, and to be successful in it. That's why we take the time to get to know you and ensure that you are well informed about our values, brand and business systems.

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The Gloria Jean's Coffees training program will assist you in getting ready to open your store. As a Gloria Jean's Coffees Franchisee, you benefit from working with an experienced and well-established franchise team, with comprehensive training, and ongoing operational & marketing support.

At Gloria Jean's Coffees, we run our very own Franchise Partner Induction Program where each new Franchisee attends our Coffee University to learn the art and the business of making quality espresso coffee.

Barista Diamond, our global espresso training program, offers four levels of training to Gloria Jean's Coffees Baristas around the world to continually build and up-skill our Baristas.

With support from a passionate and driven Operations Team, coupled with our Franchise Support systems, you'll be part of an established brand, with all the support you require to build a rewarding business.

Next Steps


A large part of our brand's renown rests in the recruitment of the best quality Franchisees, those who are passionate about coffee and people. Personality and commitment are the essential ingredients.

We take the time to get to know you and make sure you completely understand our brand and our business systems. As a potential Franchisee, you'll go through the Gloria Jean's Coffees Franchisee 'Discovery Day' Process.

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Ideal Candidate

Gloria Jean's is looking for individuals who are enthusiastic, easily motivated, energetic and interested with a strong sense of team work and strong loyalty for the brand. Proactive in approach, genuine and kind, they are attractive people to be around as they connect sincerely to the team and guests around them.

Franchisees of the Gloria Jean's Coffees franchise system are eligible for expedited and stream-lined financing through the SBA's Franchise Registry program.

Interested parties should have at least $150,000 in liquid capital to invest for single-unit development. The financial criteria for Area Developers is dependent upon the number of locations to be developed in the region.

This website and the franchise sales information on this site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. This offer of franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Certain states require that we register the FDD in those states. The communications on this website are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the FDD to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.

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