California-based coffee chain Gloria Jean’s Coffees is planning to open a number of new stores in the Dallas market, bringing employment and franchise opportunities to DFW as well as its unique brand of beverages. The brand is currently considered one of the premier flavored and specialty coffee outlets in the country.
Founded in 1979 by Gloria Jean Kvetko in a town on the outskirts of Chicago with the intention of taking advantage of a market lacking specialty coffees, it quickly grew and by 1986 began to provide franchise opportunities. In 2014, the brand was acquired by Australia’s largest multi-brand food franchisor Retail Food Group (RFG), creating new possibilities for growth. Dallas happens to be one of the many markets the brand hopes to establish new roots in.
“[Dallas] is a thriving economy,” Laina Sullivan, Director of Development for RFG in the U.S., told the North Dallas Gazette. “[It has] very strong demographics, prosperous communities, strong retail activity, great consumer demand for coffee…all those things are a dream come true to a tenant that’s expanding.”
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