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PJ's Coffee Awards Military Veteran with Franchise Business

Rock Hill, S.C. PJ's Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse that demonstrates better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter, has awarded Marine Corp Veteran, Jeff Hateley, as the winner of its inaugural Veteran Franchise License Giveaway.

After the announcement of the free franchise license giveaway on Veterans Day in 2017, PJ's Coffee received 117 applications from veterans around the United States. From those nominations, PJ's Coffee chose the top six applicants who then went through a comprehensive interview process before selecting Hateley as the winner.

"From the start, Jeff was the perfect fit for the PJ's Coffee family, but it was still important to go through the franchise evaluation and awarding process," said Ryan Stansbury, PJ's Coffee Franchise Development Director. "His diverse military and professional background is both admirable and impressive. Jeff is a leader and mentor with strong community ties and possesses a strong desire to give back in whatever ways he can. We are more than excited to see him succeed as a PJ's Coffee franchisee and make a positive impact on the Rock Hill community."

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