It's a Grind Coffee House
|Founded||1994 in Long Beach, California|
|Headquarters||Irvine, California, USA|
It's A Grind Coffee House is a coffee house franchise which sells a variety of coffees, teas, blended drinks, and bakery items. The name "It's a Grind Coffee House" is a registered trademark of Praise International North America, Inc, which is the North America affiliate of Gloria Jean's Coffees International. It's A Grind Coffee House was founded in 1994, the first store opening in July 1995 at 5933 East Spring Street in Long Beach, California. It's A Grind Coffee House was purchased by Praise International North America, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, in July 2009.
Currently, stores are under development with 105 locations in 14 states, with over 100 more in development. The company was ranked in the top 500 franchises in the USA by Entrepreneur.com for 2008.
In popular culture
Although unknown to a large segment of the U.S. population, It's A Grind has received exposure on the Showtime television series Weeds through product placement deals. It is featured in the show's opening credits, and characters on the show often are seen drinking from the store's cups.
A song written and performed by Benson and Chris Arbisi and Frank Simms (the voice of "Kool-Aid Man") called, "Its a Grind", plays in all of the stores nationwide along with other jazz and blues tunes typically played at most coffee shops. The pair originally wrote the song for an appearance at an "Its a Grind" grand opening in Robbinsville, NJ in January 2008.