Gloria Jean's Coffees was founded by Gloria Jean Kvetko in 1979 in Chicago, USA. Gloria Jean's Coffees began as a small coffee and gift shop in Chicago USA which now has over 110 locations throughout the US. In 1991, Gloria Jean's Coffees, named "Entrepreneur of the Year", soon became North America's largest coffee chain. In 1995, Australian businessman and coffee expert Nabi Saleh, along with his partner Peter Irvine, bought Gloria Jean's Coffees' Australian Master Franchise. In 1996 he opened his first branches in Miranda (NSW). Australia has quickly become the fastest growing market of Gloria Jean's Coffees.
Nabi Saleh and Peter Irvine, who returned to the US in 2004, acquired the production and international name rights of Gloria Jean's Coffees. GJC continued to operate in the US while remaining autonomous within the borders of the country. Nabi Saleh and Peter Irvine were the owner of the brand all over the world in 2009, buying in-country rights from the United States. In 2013, Gloria Jean’s Coffees was bought by the Australian Retail Food Group and now operating over 900 stores in more than 55 countries across the globe and serving over 35 million guests each year.
At Gloria Jean’s Coffees we believe coffee should never become just routine. That having a coffee is so much more than the coffee itself. Our passion is to inspire, surprise, and delight to encourage exploration and awaken your senses. We always create the best coffee… made just the way you like it. But it’s all the extras we do on top of the highest quality coffee that make the difference. Because the best coffee also means the best service, the best vibe, the best food, the best smiles and the best welcome. Our dedication to these little things means you’ll never end up in a coffee rut.
At Gloria Jean’s Coffees we want to bring you the world, of coffee, literally we put more joy, love and passion into every cup. We are in more than the coffee business, we are in the business of enriching the ritual. Coffee is our passion. We painstakingly select our arabica beans from only the most discriminating sources, with whom we share a commitment to bring you the highest quality coffee in the world. From bean to cup, nothing is compromised, making Gloria Jean's coffee the very finest you can buy.