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Gloria Jean’s Coffees Expands into Hawaii

Australian’s leading speciality coffee house, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, has announced further plans to expand internationally after the brand’s recent acquisition by franchising powerhouse Retail Food Group (RFG). One of the first markets targeted is America’s tropical tourist mecca, Hawaii.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees will open a new coffee house in Hawaii’s capital Honolulu later this year as part of the major redevelopment of Waikiki’s Ala Moana Center.

The coffee house is due to open in early November and will feature innovative concepts and ideas, creating a unique coffee experience to redefine Gloria Jean’s Coffees in Hawaii.

An on-site coffee expert will advise guests on everything coffee related, from bean sourcing and roasting to the best brewing methods and the latest in-store coffee accessories. Innovative brewing methods, such as the Kyoto cold drip method and the La Marzocco Strada – an espresso machine that allows for precise pressure control – will also be used.

The Gloria Jean’s coffee house will serve a range of gourmet, made-to-order sandwiches and savoury treats, as well as artisan pastries and desserts.

Master Franchise Partners, John and Chris Giovas and Louis and Karolina Gjorsevski will help bring the new concept coffee house to life. Having operated several successful Gloria Jean’s coffee houses in Australia, the foursome are well placed to introduce the innovative coffee house in Hawaii. They expect to hire around 30 team members in Honolulu and plan to open up to 20 more Gloria Jean’s coffee houses over the next 10 years.

“We have been part of the Gloria Jean’s Coffees family for many years,” said John Giovas, Master Franchise Partner with Gloria Jean’s Coffees Hawaii. “We know the brand, we love the coffee, we are proud of the community and we are excited to bring Australian coffee culture to Hawaii.”

RFG spokesperson, Peter Jones said: “At RFG, we bring innovation and quality to all of our brands, offering guests the very best in product and service. Gloria Jean’s Coffees is Australia’s leading speciality coffee house and now, as part of RFG, we will continue driving excellence in Gloria Jean’s coffees houses all over the world.”