Gloria Jean’s Coffees – U.S. announced its newest drive thru location is now open in Homewood, Illinois. Located in Cherry Creek Plaza on the corner of Governors Highway and 183rd Street, the new drive thru storefront is owned and operated by Vincent Cryns of AV Coffee Inc., a skilled restauranteur with over 40 years of franchise experience. Gloria Jean’s Coffees in Homewood will offer the brand’s full assortment of chillers, mochas, lattes, hot cocoa, baked goods and pastries, along with signature flavored whole beans for purchase for home brewing. With a continued focus on merging quality with convenience, the brand plans to open even more drive thru units before the end of 2020.

“Not only have we brought Gloria Jean’s Coffees’ famous, award-winning brews to our neighbors in Homewood, we’re also bringing 20 new jobs to our local economy, and for that we are incredibly proud,” says Cryns. “My wife and I have been longtime fans of Gloria Jean’s Coffees and were frequent visitors of the brand’s mall locations for many years with our 10 kids. We are so happy to continue to grow businesses in Homewood and are grateful to the community for your support; we look forward to seeing many familiar and new faces, both in store and in your cars at our drive thru.”

Founded in Illinois in 1979, there are currently 62 U.S. locations in operation with more scheduled to open by year’s end. Gloria Jean’s Coffees sources 100 percent of its coffees directly from exotic locations across the globe, with every bean roasted in its Southern California headquarters, which includes a test kitchen for ongoing R&D and a complete roasting and processing facility managed by the company’s fulltime master roasters. With a commitment to the guest experience, Gloria Jean’s Coffees was ranked a top three national coffee chain in customer service, along with Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee, in a recent consumer survey conducted by Newsweek. Most recently, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Gloria Jean’s Coffees a top three coffee franchise on its list of Top Food Franchises of 2019, along with Dunkin’ and The Human Bean.

“We’re so excited to add another drive thru unit to our growing roster of new stores because these locations make it so easy for guests to grab Gloria Jean’s Coffees’ specialty beverages while they’re on-the-go,” adds Sam Ferreira, President of Gloria Jean’s Coffees. “Our guests are busy and they’re seeking easier ways to get their coffee fix, and we’re proud to make it easier than ever with new locations like Homewood that feature a convenient drive thru.”


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