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 invites our guests to come as they are and relax while enjoying our premium coffee.

Our product range offers hand-crafted espresso based beverages, smoothies and iced blended beverages you can only get at It’s A Grind.


It’s A Grind is a proud member of the Retail Food Group, which has more than 2500 outlets worldwide. Today, It’s A Grind operates more than 15 locations in 3 states and 3 international locations.

The stores have become popular neighborhood coffee houses featuring large, comfortable seating and an eclectic blend of music. We are famous for our high-quality Arabica coffee beans, sourced from around the globe, which we roast in Southern California. 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.  There’s always something new at It’s A Grind!

The key to It’s A Grind success is the local ownership and personal involvement of its owner operators. We look for Franchisees 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.