Gloria Jean’s Coffee Set to Expand its Franchise
Globally recognised cafe chain, Gloria Jean’s Coffee – U.S.A has decided to expand its reach in Indiana. The company signed a multi-unit development agreement with a new franchise partner, Raed Naser allowing the new partner to open as many as seven new locations in Northwest Indiana and another 20 across greater Chicago.
To keep meeting its customer’s expectations, Gloria Jean’s carefully selects Arabica Beans from judicious sources around the works, then determines their suitability at its Southern California Headquarters, which includes a test kitchen where it partakes in R&D projects managed by a Cordon Bleu-trained chef.
By investing more in R&D and coupling those efforts with their market experience, Gloria Jean’s intends to improve and solidify its proven global operating system.
“With a refreshed brand image and four decades of experience in the specialty coffee industry, Gloria Jean’s is in growth mode and uniquely positioned to own a larger share of the segment, especially in riding suburban markets like Northwest Indiana and Southern Chicago,” said Laina Sullivan, Gloria Jean’s Coffees’ Director of Franchise Development. “We’re thrilled to welcome passionate franchise partners like Raed to the Gloria Jean’s family during this exciting brand evolution. As we pursue strategic growth outside of malls and move into regions where customer demand for exceptional specialty coffee is high, we see tremendous opportunity to introduce Gloria Jean’s to new guests around the country.”
Since purchased by the Australia-based Retail Food Group in 2014. The brand has been finding opportunities to expand in multiple locations. By investing in R&D, Gloria Jeans is aiming to grow the franchise portfolio.