It’s A Grind is a specialty coffee house concept established in 1994 to provide high quality gourmet coffee, espresso beverages, better for you healthy cold drinks, a range of home baked foods in a comfortable, and a community-focused neighborhood environment.

Our coffee houses are independent, well connected and free spirited. The environment indulges its guests in nostalgic elements that encourages them to embrace the “good old” times of bygone eras.

Our product range is authentic and offers hand-crafted espresso based beverages, “better for you” health & well being smoothies and a range of loose leaf teas.

It’s A Grind differentiates itself with an innovative all day food range including paninis, partnered with “home-baked” coffee related cakes, pastries and more.


In June 2009, Praise International North America Inc., completed negotiations to buy It’s A Grind U.S. retail and franchise operations from the founders of It’s A Grind.

Today, It’s A Grind operates more than 20 locations in 5 states and 4 international locations, including 12 in Southern California and international locations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Brunei. Future international development is currently planned for Dubai (UAE), Doha (Qatar) and additional locations in Malaysia and Brunei.

The stores have become popular neighborhood coffee houses featuring large, comfortable seating and an eclectic blend of recorded music. We are famous for our high-quality Arabica coffee beans, which we micro-roast. This process ensures fresh, smooth flavorful coffee. It’s A Grind offers specialty, traditional espresso, iced, blended coffee drinks, tea, tea-based drinks, bagels, muffins, scones and other bakery items.

The key to It’s A Grind success is the local ownership and personal involvement of its owner operators. We look for Franchise Partners that are people-oriented, community-minded individuals who strive to “go the extra mile” to ensure a customer leaves satisfied and looks forward to returning on a regular basis.

We offer a neighborhood lifestyle at our coffee houses. Our concept is to take the independent coffee house culture and tailor it to suit the local community, while maintaining its integrity. We are not just a coffee house, but essentially a “community within four walls.”

We make a point to stay on top of the ever-changing trends in coffee. Now, with an established brand, we are poised to expand rapidly across the nation and we continue to find a place in the hearts of coffee lovers everywhere.


Our success is thanks to our Franchise Partners and the communities that support us; in return, we aim to give back whenever possible.

We strive to have a positive impact, both on the communities from where we source our coffee and the communities we serve. Among our many locally based fundraising activities, we support a number of National and International fundraising projects.