BusinessWeek Online reporter Stacy Perman recently interviewed Chris Morocco, president of PJs Coffee, in Atlanta, and Randy Hollingsworth, PJ's vice-president of operations, in Jefferson Parish, La., about their efforts to help rebuild both the community devastated by Katrina and the coffee company so closely associated with New Orleans.
"I'm standing in Jefferson Parish, 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans, and it looks like a regular city. There is power and water. In New Orleans, there is water and electricity in parts of the central business district, the French Quarter, and Uptown. Our stores that are open are busy -- one [owner] is trying to...open a second store."