Gloria Jean and Ed Kvetko opened a specialty gourmet coffee outlet in a small town of north Chicago, USA.
First two franchised stores opened in Sydney
Opened more than 200 coffee houses across Australia with a presence in every State and Territory .
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 a strong global presence with close to 760 coffee houses in over 55 countries worldwide.
Gloria Jean’s has just gone through the most significant brand transformation in its 20-year history
Gloria Jean’s Coffees is one of Australia’s favourite places to relax or reinvigorate. Coffee and people are our passion and we’re committed to making our local coffee houses a community success story. With over two hundred & thirty stores around Australia in convenient locations, it’s easy to find one near you.
We’re a specialty global chain. We’re not your standard chain coffee. The big secret in our specialty coffee is Gloria Jean’s buys from the same farms as the best independent cafes. We produce award winning coffee, but a good cup isn’t enough, we need to look like a specialty retailer; clean lines, un-cluttered front counters, and less visual pollution.
Gloria Jean’s Coffees was founded almost 40 years ago by Gloria Jean Kvetko 1979 in Chicago, USA. In 1996, the first Gloria Jean’s Coffees opened in Sydney, Australia. Fast forward to 2019 and Gloria Jean’s Coffees is now a global success story, serving specialty coffee in over 50 markets. To this day Gloria Jean’s Coffees continues to uphold the premise it was founded on all those years ago, which is to serve customers with the highest quality specialty coffee, every time.