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Store moved down the road, but owner Mo Elfakir excited to re-open with a drive thru


EAST LANSING, MICH. Sept. 29, 2014 – BIGGBY COFFEE fanatics are rejoicing as the store at 36640 Ford Road in Westland opened its brand new doors on Friday, September 26th. The store, located in front of Kroger’s is a new location for the old store that had previously been located a hop, skip and jump away.


The store’s owner/operator, Mo Elfakir, said he could barely contain his excitement as he put the finishing touches on the new store location which now also has a drive thru. He is ready for both seasoned BIGGBY fanatics returning to their favorite coffee shop, and for the new names and faces he will meet.


“This has been a fun and exciting process and now that everything has come together to open the shop, I couldn’t be more ecstatic,” Elfakir said. “BIGGBY is so much more than a typical coffee shop, it’s an experience! I like being a business that is involved with the customers and the community, it truly makes a difference.”


“I’ve continued to have a passion for BIGGBY, their business model and their energetic and positive coffee concept,” Elfakir said. “I’m looking forward to making customers happy each and every day.”


The store has a convenient drive-thru and will offer free Wi-Fi along with extended hours of Monday – Thursday 5:00 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 5:00 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Customers can stay up to date with the store by visiting them on Facebook at: BIGGBY COFFEE Westland.


About BIGGBY COFFEE® East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY® COFFEE 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 his business partner Michael McFall, on a handshake and $3,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY COFFEE’s core values of B happy, have fun, make friends, love people and drink great coffee help coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike benefit from a less pretentious and fun approach to the standard gourmet café paradigm. Besides connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear and Caramel Marvel, BIGGBY baristas provide a unique experience focused on brightening their customer’s day. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY COFFEE has 229 cafes open or under contract across nine states including: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida and Texas.