Gloria Jean’s opens in Homewood

Chronicle Media

Gloria Jean’s Coffees has opened a drive-thru location in Homewood.

Located in Cherry Creek Plaza at Governors Highway and 183rd Street, the drive-thru storefront is owned and operated by Vincent Cryns, a restaurateur with more than 40 yeas of franchise experience.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees in Homewood offers chillers, mochas, lattes, hot cocoa, baked goods and pastries, along with whole beans for home brewing.

The brand plans to open more drive-thru unit in 2020.

“Not only have we brought Gloria Jean’s Coffees’ famous, award-winning brews to our neighbors in Homewood, we’re also bringing 20 new jobs to our local economy, and for that we are incredibly proud,” said Cryns. “My wife and I have been longtime fans of Gloria Jean’s Coffees and were frequent visitors of the brand’s mall locations for many years with our 10 kids. We are so happy to continue to grow businesses in Homewood and are grateful to the community for your support; we look forward to seeing many familiar and new faces, both in store and in your cars at our drive-thru.”

Founded in Illinois in 1979, there are 62 Gloria Jean’s U.S. locations in operation. Gloria Jean’s Coffees sources 100 percent of its coffees directly from locations across the globe, with every bean roasted in its Southern California headquarters, which includes a test kitchen for ongoing research and development, and a roasting and processing facility managed by the company’s full-time master roasters. Gloria Jean’s Coffees was ranked a top three national coffee chain in customer service, along with Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee, in a recent consumer survey conducted by Newsweek. Most recently, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Gloria Jean’s Coffees a top three coffee franchise on its list of Top Food Franchises of 2019, along with Dunkin’ and The Human Bean.

“We’re so excited to add another drive-thru unit to our growing roster of new stores because these locations make it so easy for guests to grab Gloria Jean’s Coffees’ specialty beverages while they’re on the go,” said Sam Ferreira, president of Gloria Jean’s Coffees. “Our guests are busy and they’re seeking easier ways to get their coffee fix, and we’re proud to make it easier than ever with new locations like Homewood that feature a convenient drive-thru.”

Gloria Jean’s Coffees’ newest drive-thru location is located at 18322 Governors Highway, Homewood, and can be reached at 708-991-2152. Hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For the menu, locations and list of whole beans available for purchase, visit