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Rock 'n' Joe Coffee Bar

Quick Summary

Rock ‘n’ Joe is a Rock & Roll Coffee Bar. It’s a cool place for people who love exceptional coffee, premium food, and quality rock n’ roll music in a trendy and relaxing environment. For entrepreneurs, Rock ‘n’ Joe Coffee Bar is more than the hippest hangout in town; it’s an opportunity for a whole new lifestyle.

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$100,000
Total Investment$218,000 – $414,000
Net Worth Required$250,000
Franchise Fee$30,000
Financing AssistanceAvailable
Year Founded1993
# of Existing Units6
Franchising Since2005
Training & SupportYes
Home Office LocationPittsburgh, PA
Military/Veteran PromotionYes
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • NE
  • NJ
  • NC
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • VA

Not Available In These States:

We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AK
  • AZ
  • AR
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • IA
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • ME
  • MD
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • MO
  • MT
  • NV
  • NH
  • NM
  • NY
  • ND
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • RI
  • SD
  • TX
  • UT
  • VT
  • WA
  • WV
  • WI
  • WY
Military & Veteran
Additional Info


Rock n Joe Coffee Bar

About Us
Rock ‘n’ Joe opened its first Coffee Bar in New Jersey in 1993. A long-time fan of rock and roll music, the founder of Rock N Joe integrated the music and memorabilia into a cool and relaxing coffeehouse serving only the best artisanal. The chain was acquired in 2013 by Ablak Holdings and retooled for franchise expansion. One thing that did not change was the coffee service which has always been exceptional. With all systems go, accelerated expansion is under way.
  • Specialty coffee shop from 1,500 to 2,400 square feet with a rock-and-roll motif serving a variety of specialty coffee drinks, sandwiches, soups, salads, and deserts.
  • Closely connected to the music in the community, Rock ‘n’ Joe hosts open mike nights, and other events for emerging artists.
  • Complete support from demographic analysis, site evaluation plan (SEP), design and build, 4 weeks comprehensive owner training and 5-day on-site staff training, grand opening and ongoing support.
  • Effective local store marketing to grow business.
  • Website consistent with Rock 'n' Joe themed branding and modern upscale look and feel of the stores.
  • Efficient store design—customer orders, food, brewing station, hot bar, cold bar, coffee bar/pour over, customer pass through, drive thru (optional).
  • Integrated POS system with customer relationship management, inventory management, Quickbooks integration, and 24/7 customer support.
  • Hip place for exceptional coffee.
  • Award-winning artisan-coffee craftsmanship.
  • Coffee bean and roasting excellence by Dillanos, one of America’s premier coffee roasters.
  • Acquired in 2013 by Ablak Holdings that has 30 years experience in managing franchises in food businesses with sister brands Vocelli Pizza, V3Flatbread Pizza, Sincerely Yogurt, and Zing Basket.
  • Inviting coffee house ambiance with engaging music.
  • Core values of quality, unparalled service, genuine hospitality, and innovation.
  • Food notes - fresh pastries daily, natural and GMO free breads and pastries, vegetarian options.
  • Nationwide product distribution.
  • Fan Club for customer communication, promotions and loyalty.
  • Optional liquor license for beer and wine.
Customer Profile
Customers that have an appreciation for high quality coffee and food products that seek out coffee shops with nice ambiance or just want a quality cup of Joe for their morning commute.

Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate will have coffee experience with a customer first mentality, pride in ownership, team builder, stickler for detail and cleanliness and strong work ethic working in the business. Owners without coffee experience must hire a General Manager that has coffee experience.

Competitive Advantage

Product quality that is superior to competing brands. Franchise managed by franchise industry veterans with multiple brands in the food sector.  Owners focus on local store marketing and community involvement.

Military & Veteran Promotions

We offer a 10% discount on the initial franchise fee to qualified veterans.

Additional Info

Training & Support

Support - You will receive both in-store and classroom training for all aspects of our business including coffee and food preparation, sales and marketing techniques and administrative and office jazz. We will also provide support prior to, during and after you open your own location. The Equipment - At Rock ‘n’ Joe Coffee Bar, highly-skilled baristas combine with top-of-the-line barista equipment such as the Nouva Simonelli Black Eagle precision espresso machine, used at all regionals and the United States Barista Championship in 2015. This machine combines the beauty of well-finished lines with thermal stability and ‘gravimetric’ technologies for consistently excellent espresso. The Franchise Support Center Team - We invite you for a personalized visit with the entire team at our Franchise Support Center in Pittsburgh. These people will be supporting you in the future in every phase of your store development and ongoing operations, so meeting them and discussing every aspect of the opportunity is key to both parties gaining an understanding of the potential for a mutual partnership.