Gregory’s Coffee was first created in 2006 by Gregory Zamfotis in Manhattan, New York. Zamfotis originally went to college to practice law, but his desire to open his own cafe overrode his desire to become a lawyer. He went from being just a small business owner to owning 30 different locations related to his chain. This high-quality cafe is definitely going to give Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts a run for their money if it continues to expand as expected.
- Since 2006, New York-based Gregory’s Coffee has been one of several fast-growing regional chains trying to compete with household names like Starbucks.
- Gregorys Coffee was founded by Gregory Zamfotis, who graduated law school with more passion for entrepreneurship than for a legal career, and raised $250,000 to start his company.
- Gregorys Coffee hopes to take on Starbucks, Dunkin’ and regional players like La Colombe with well-trained baristas, innovative products and high quality.
“If all those plans materialize, there could be 50 Gregorys Coffee in two years.”