Category: Franchise Development



East Lansing, MI, July 16, 2019–Michigan-based BIGGBY® COFFEE is excited to announce the opening of two new locations, marking a total of seven stores in Battle Creek, Michigan. The two new Battle Creek locations advance the company’s mission to expand its brand while providing premier service to customers while creating unique experiences through an unintimidating atmosphere, energetic baristas, and an inclusive community. With the addition of these two new stores, BIGGBY® COFFEE, known as the friendly coffee community, now has 194 stores in Michigan, and 44 more in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Florida.


“BIGGBY® Nation is proud to become an active participant in this great community,” said Tony DiPietro, director of franchise sales at BIGGBY® COFFEE. “We are excited to add these new locations and continuing to be part of the great city of Battle Creek. Once you visit a BIGGBY® COFFEE, you will see that it is a very unique experience. Each BIGGBY® COFFEE is family owned and operated and are looking to build relationships with everybody who visits. We offer a food and beverage menu that has something for everyone.”


The BIGGBY® COFFEE located at 1395 Capital Ave NE is the third location for owner Charles Solano. The store opened on June 20 and is a B Cubed, drive-up only location, designed to be a quick and convenient way to grab and go with BIGGBY® COFFEE favorites. The new location will employee approximately 12 area residents.
Solano, a frequent customer as an undergrad student, left a 14-year profession to open his first BIGGBY® COFFEE location. “I one hundred percent believe in the brand, leaders, company, and vision of BIGGBY® COFFEE,” said Solano. “I’m extremely excited to bring another location to Battle Creek, and even more pleased that it is the second B Cubed location in the BIGGBY® COFFEE family.”


The BIGGBY® COFFEE planned as part of the McCamly Plaza Hotel revitalization is located at 35 Jackson Rd opened June 18. The location is the second BIGGBY® COFFEE location to owners, Matt and Jody Lemmer and part of the regrowth of Battle Creek’s downtown district. Adding 19 jobs, the store will be the first location inside a hotel. Customers can access BIGGBY® COFFEE from inside the hotel, as well as on the plaza near Jackson Street. Part of a multi-million-dollar hotel renovation, the Lemmer’s are excited to be a part of this bustling change in Battle Creek.


“We are very excited to bring another BIGGBY® COFFEE to Battle Creek, and especially to be part of the downtown revitalization,” said Matt Lemmer. “We look forward to connect with the local businesses and events that make this place special and sharing the BIGGBY® COFFEE with new customers.”
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BIGGBY® COFFEE, East Lansing, Mich.-based, was started with a single store on March 15, 1995. One year later, and on the cusp of opening a second location, Bob Fish and Michael McFall, on a handshake and $4,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY® COFFEE’s cultural values of Make Friends, Have Fun, B Yourself, and Share Great Coffee help coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike benefit from a less pretentious and fun approach to the standard gourmet cafe paradigm. Besides connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear® and Caramel Marvel®, BIGGBY® baristas provide a unique experience focused on brightening their customers’ day and supporting them in building a life they love. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY® COFFEE has more than 230 cafes across 9 states and counting including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas. In 2018, BIGGBY® launched an Area Representative Program and currently has 8 Area Representatives in 6 states.


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