It's a Grind Coffee House

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IAG Coffee Franchise, LLC
Privately held
Industry Restaurants
Founded 1994 in Long Beach, California
Headquarters Irvine, California, USA
It's a Grind coffee house in Los Angeles, California

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 by husband and wife, Marty Cox & Louise Montgomery, in 1994, the first store opening in July 1995 at 5933 East Spring Street in Long Beach, California. The company was ranked in the top 500 franchises in the USA by for 2008.[1]

It's A Grind Coffee House was purchased by Praise International North America, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, in July 2009. In 2015, it was purchased by Retail Food Group, Australia's largest multi-food franchisor operator. [2]

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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 put in place by then Founder & President, Marty Cox. It's A Grind 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, "It's 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 "It's a Grind" grand opening in Robbinsville, NJ in January 2008.

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