Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees

  • Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees Franchising
17691 Mitchell Rd. North
Irvine, CA 92614
  • 800354 / (949) 752-5282 x 334
  • (949) 752-5283 (Fax)

American's largest retail gourmet coffee franchisor offers the highest-quality gourmet coffees, teas and accessories. Our unique store design and exclusive coffee bean counter are the focal points of our nationally honored company. Each store has up to 64 varieties of coffees.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1979

Franchising Since: 1986

Operating Units

Franchised Units 82 88.2%
Company-Owned Units 11 11.8%
Total Operating Units 93 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 77 82.8% In 38 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 16 17.2% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 93 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
California 0

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 150
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


Corporate Training Store 2 Weeks
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $350K
Cash Investment $125K
Total Investment $182-672K
Average Total Investment $427K


Initial Franchise Fee $16-32.5K
Average Franchise Fee $24K
On-Going Royalty 6%
Average Royalty 6%
Advertising Fee 2%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 2
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 8
Space Needs (in square feet) 200-1,000
Preferred Site Types Regional Mall
Encourages Conversions N/A
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 3
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 4
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 15
Term of Renewal Period Lease
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Yes, for 1 year
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 20
USA Yes, All United States
Canada No
Overseas No, All Countries
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