Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Raving Brands Sells Another Concept To Franchisee
On the heels of Raving Brands sale of its Mama Fu’s Asian House to then franchisee Murphy Adams Restaurant Group, comes word that it is unloading its coffee concept, PJ’s to New Orleans Roast LLC and New Orleans Brew LLC. Franchisees since 1995, New Orleans Roast and New Orleans Brew currently own and operate five New Orleans area PJ's Coffee locations. After purchasing the New Orleans based specialty coffee chain in 2002, they expanded the brand throughout the southeast but experienced problems in growing a niche, and had many company and franchised stores heavily damaged after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The company from New Orleans, returns to its home with the intention of developing additional stores in the future.