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PJ's Coffee Named a 2021 Top Mover & Shaker by Fast Casual

Jun 22nd, 2021

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA  ( For the 16th year in a row, Fast Casual has released their Top 100 Movers & Shakers list, with PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans ranking at #71 due to their impressive growth and resilience, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This annual ranking takes into consideration factors like leadership, innovation, and promise. Between PJ’s Coffee’s strong support to franchisees and their consistent expansion, Fast Casual has only confirmed their dedication to their product, customers, and franchisees.

This announcement comes amid PJ’s continuous booming growth. PJ’s drive-thru locations achieved a 12.1% same-store sales increase in 2020 compared to 2019, as well as setting several new records.

“Last year, we awarded 32 new franchises and opened 21 new locations, which was a first for the brand,” said Ryan Stansbury, Vice President of Franchise Development for PJ’s Coffee. “This year will be even better, as we’re projected to surpass those numbers and set another new round of records.”

In 2021, the coffee franchise is expected to award over 45 new franchises and open more than 40 stores. This, paired with their double-digital Q1 same-store sales increase, solidifies the influence the brand holds in the franchising world and sets the tone for even more sensational years ahead.

You can download the full list of 2021 Movers & Shakers on Fast Casual’s website.

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