Gloria Jean’s Coffees SA
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Gloria Jean’s Coffees is dedicated to offering the world’s highest quality speciality coffee – from bean to cup.

The Brand

Gloria Jean’s Coffees an Australian owned global specialty coffee company, and is a brand synonymous with coffee quality and leading franchise systems.

The Gloria Jean’s Coffees story began in the USA in 1979 when Gloria Jean and Ed Kvetko opened a specialty gourmet coffee outlet in a small town just north of Chicago.

With appreciation for quality coffee growing, it wasn’t long before Gloria Jean’s Coffees outlets started to appear around the USA.

More than 16 years later, Nabi Saleh, an Australian businessman and coffee expert, experienced the brand while in the USA and with his business partner, Peter Irvine, brought Gloria Jean’s Coffees across the globe to Australia.

Australia quickly became Gloria Jean’s Coffees’ fastest growing market. So with a recipe for success, Nabi and Peter set their sights on realising a vision to make Gloria Jean’s Coffees the most loved and respected coffee company in the world.

In 2004, they returned to the USA and purchased the international branding and roasting rights for all countries outside of the USA.

Four years later, the story has come full circle. In early 2009 Gloria Jean’s Coffees International affiliate company, Praise International North America Inc, completed negotiations to buy Gloria Jean’s Coffees U.S. retail and franchise operations from its current U.S. owner comprising of 102 coffee houses in 24 states.

Today Gloria Jean’s Coffees is located in numerous countries around the world and continues to find a place in the hearts of coffee lovers everywhere.


Gloria Jean’s Coffees is dedicated to offering the world’s highest quality speciality coffee – from bean to cup. It is a combination of passion, commitment to our communities and dedication to delivering the highest quality coffee to our guests that unites our global team in the same Vision – to be the most loved and respected coffee company in the world.

Our Operations Platform is at the forefront of the franchising industry and ensures each outlet works towards clearly articulated business and operational goals through systems, tools and measures. So whether it’s people development and delivering excellent coffee or outlet presentation and profit building, our award-winning systems provide the foundations of success.


Franchise training consists of ten days theory and ten day practical in store. More information can be obtained on application.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

What does it take to become a Gloria Jean’s Coffees Franchisee?

• A community orientated person who is great at building relationships.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• The desire to diligently follow systems and procedures.
• A committed owner-operator .
• A great personality and a passion for coffee is a must.
• The financial means.


When It All Began


Ed and Gloria Jean Kvetko

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Sudhashan Naidoo – South Africa

Head Office


No. of Outlets

11 in South Africa and over 1 000 Worldwide.

Available Opportunities

Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Please contact Gloria Jean’s Coffees directly for other areas.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 1,3 to R 1,5 Million

Initial franchise fee

R 150 000

Initial Working Capital

R 100 000

Minimum owners contribution

Franchise Terms

Management services fee


Marketing fee


Initial agreement term

On application

Renewal term

On application
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