Gloria Jean and Ed Kvetko opened a specialty gourmet coffee outlet in a small town of north Chicago, USA.
First two franchised of Gloria Jean’s Coffees stores opened in Sydney
The international branding and roasting rights were purchased for all countries outside of the USA and Puerto Rico.
Global ownership of the Gloria Jean’s Coffees brand with the purchase of all retail and franchise operations in the USA.
Today, Gloria Jean’s Coffees has over 1000 coffee houses in over 40 countries. G.J.C. has just gone through the most significant brand transformation in its 20-year history.