This is the first coffee house in the United States to incorporate the Coffee House of the Future vision, the biggest and most significant change to the brand in the company's history.
Gloria Jean's Coffees International Executive Chairman, Nabi Saleh will mark its official opening on Monday by cutting the ribbon, in front of Chicago Ridge Mayor, Eugene Siegel, and esteemed guests.
Neil Gill, chief executive officer of Gloria Jean's Coffees USA said guests will love the new coffee house, which features an experiential whole bean coffee area, a customised merchandise gift range, and a newly designed barista espresso bar.
"With the introduction of Gloria Jean's Coffees new Coffee House of the Future, we see our products and services catering to the varied lifestyles and needs of our guests and our community," he said.
"The Coffee House of the Future vision is to deliver a great coffee experience to our guests, in a unique, contemporary environment. The innovative design of the coffee house, together with our new specialized team, will deliver an exceptional experience to each guest every time they visit," said Gill.
Guests will be able to view demonstrations by expert purveyors at the whole bean coffee table, showcasing Gloria Jean's Coffees' extensive range of whole bean coffees. Purveyors will also educate guests on coffee origins, provide unique coffee tastings and highlight various coffee brewing methods. The introduction of a merchandise and gifting area will also allow guests to create custom-made gifts. The newly designed coffee house also features a specially designed barista espresso bar with seating. The design allows visibility of the theatre that occurs when baristas are extracting the perfect shots of espresso coffee.
New team roles, with specialized Maitre'd, Baristas and Purveyors, provide knowledge and expertise at every touch point of the coffee house.
Gloria Jean's Coffees Chicago Ridge Franchise Partner, Muddassar Alvi said "Our well trained team is very passionate about coffee and providing the highest quality beverages and food to our guests, together with outstanding service and a welcoming environment."
To celebrate the opening of Gloria Jean's Coffees Chicago Ridge, guests will have the chance to enter the exclusive 'Golden Cup' promotion. Guests can enter by visiting the coffee house, with the winner enjoying a delicious supply of Gloria Jean's Coffees for one year.