NEW ORLEANS (press release) – PJ’s Coffee is getting ready to share the art of coffeemaking and its passion for all the communities it serves with two new Ballard family-owned shops in the Greater New Orleans area and more on the horizon. These stores will be Paul, Steven, and Scott Ballard’s eleventh and twelfth PJ’s stores in the Greater New Orleans area, respectively.

“After PJ’s incredible expansion across the country, we’re thrilled to continue growing in the Greater New Orleans area,” said Paul Ballard. “We’re continuing to break new ground all over the country, and we’re excited to spread the Spirit of New Orleans wherever we go.”

A new Mandeville coffeehouse, located at 4520 LA-22, is a relocation from PJ’s beloved store on Highway 22 and is set to open in early October. PJ’s Coffee in Metairie will begin serving its wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee just across Lake Pontchartrain at 2600 Airline Drive in late October.

“When we acquired PJ’s in 2008, we knew we had to expand the spirit of New Orleans everywhere we could,” said Scott Ballard. “Although we’re eternally grateful for our growth around the country through our amazing franchisees, we’re honored to reinvest into the New Orleans community.”

In preparation for the new coffeehouses, each store is seeking up to 20 teammates for baristas, managers and shift managers to help serve its superior roasts with genuine hospitality. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at pjscoffee.com/careers.

“PJ’s is all about being authentically fresh and we want to have a team that takes pride in serving coffee to their community,” said Steven Ballard. “As we experience this amazing growth, we’re excited to have even more locals become part of the PJ’s Coffee team!”

Along with the growth in New Orleans, PJ’s across Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida are currently in development. The newest Mandeville and Metairie coffeehouses are the ninth and 10th shops owned by the Ballard’s, with a total of over 145 stores in operation.

PJ’s Coffee utilizes only the top 1% of Arabica beans, sourcing 14 origin coffees from Sumatra to Ethiopia, Colombia to Papua New Guinea. PJ’s Coffee carries a complete line of espresso-based beverages, flavored coffee, and award-winning Original Cold Brew™ iced coffee, as well as a variety of food options. Fresh-baked pastries and desserts are available during multiple day parts. PJ’s Coffee is the industry leader in sourcing methods, from farm to cup, with a focus in supporting sustainability. To learn more about PJ’s Coffee or to find a location near you, visit pjscoffee.com.