Hall BIGGBY wins Barista of the Year at BIGGBY COFFEE’s Annual Franchise


EAST LANSING, Mich. Aug. 23, 2013 – One of the big announcements at the Annual Franchise Meeting is the
Best Barista Award. BIGGBY baristas are nominated from every store by customers
who rate them on their service and great attitude. Nine baristas were Barista
of the Year finalists at the AFM.

Moody- Howell, Mich.

Moore- Holland, Mich.

Flynn- Kalamazoo, Mich.

Jarrad- DeWitt, Mich.

Timm- Hartland, Mich.

Walsh- New Baltimore, Mich.

Erikson- Defiance, Ohio

Lefevre- Sylvania, Ohio

Hall- Detroit, Mich.   

During this presentation, one barista stood out
among the group. Christion Hall won the Barista of the Year Award for his
overall performance and outstanding feedback from customers.

the award was not only an honor, but a compliment of the highest regard. It
lets me know I am doing what I set out to do- a great job. It’s great to know I
am well-loved for it,” said Hall.

One of the most sought-after awards comes in memory
of Lansing’s
own Todd Miles. Miles worked as a barista and embodied the spirit and
personality of BIGGBY COFFEE. Always full of life, laugher and a friendly
smile, Miles befriended everyone he met from across the barista counter. After
he unexpectedly passed away several years ago, BIGGBY COFFEE developed an award
in his name to be given to the barista who most exemplifies his spirit and the
“B Happy” brand.



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 188 cafes open
or under contract across nine states including: Michigan,
Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, South Carolina,
Wisconsin, Kentucky,
Florida and Texas. 
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