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Nine stores were nominated from every market for Store of the Year finalists.


EAST LANSING, Mich. Aug. 30, 2013 – BIGGBY COFFEE’s Store of the Year Award is based on customer nominations, in which one BIGGBY location from every market is selected as a finalist. Based on customer’s reviews and total number of votes received, nine stores were selected.


Chelsea, Mich.

Holland, Mich.

Three Rivers, Mich.

Okemos, Mich.

Shelby Township, Mich.

South Lyon, Mich.

Lima, Ohio

Maumee, Ohio

Westland, Mich.


After announcing all nominees, Peggy Rector and her Lima store received the award for extraordinary customer reviews. Each nominee was announced at BIGGBY COFFEE’s Annual Franchise Meeting. This year, more than 350 owners, operators and staff attended the event to B happy, have fun, make friends, love people and drink great coffee.


The award was named in honor of BIGGBY‘s Co-founder, Mary Roszel for her outstanding attention to detail. Roszel presented the award to Rector during the Annual Franchise Meeting BIGGBY COFFEE hosts every year. BIGGBY franchisees and baristas are invited to attend the three-day fun and educational event. During this time, sessions are held to inform store owners of new products, technology, strategies, etc. The event brings individuals together to share experiences and learn the BIGGBY culture.





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 189 cafes open or under contract across nine states including: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida and Texas.  For more information, visit