Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no. 201 – Biggby Coffee – US
Number of Locations: 151
Total Investment: $159.85K – 316.1K
Began Franchising: 1999
About Biggby Coffee
Bob Fish and Mary Roszel opened their first coffee shop under the name Beaner’s in East Lansing, Michigan. In 1999, they teamed with Michael McFall (originally hired as a barista for that first shop) to form Global Orange Development and begin franchising. In 2007, the company’s name was changed to Biggby Coffee and all existing franchises were converted to the new brand. Biggby Coffee is expanding in the Midwest and Southeast.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Midwest, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Southeast, Texas, Wisconsin.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $159,850 – $316,100
Franchise Fee: $15,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $400,000
Liquid Cash Available: $70,000
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee’s location: 2 weeks. On-the-job training : 3 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #201 (2013), #268 (2012), #387 (2011),
BIGGBY COFFEE is proud to offer a wide variety of beverages for the coffee and non-coffee drinker alike. You will easily find something to please your palate. Browse the beverage section here to see all your options.
A wonderful compliment to our beverages are delicious meals and light snacks. Each BIGGBY location has a fresh, daily selection of specialty cookies and baked goods, fruit cups, yogurt parfaits, bagel sandwiches and many other delectable goodies to choose from.
Consider using BIGGBY to cater your next meeting, office party, or family get together. We take the guess work out so you can B on the go.
BIGGBY COFFEE offers the finest selections of coffee beans around. The proprietors of BIGGBY have meticulously searched the world for the best quality beans available and offer them to you. All our coffees are specially micro-roasted, including our very own BIGGBY Best Blend.
At BIGGBY, we understand the care that goes into keeping freshness and aroma in the beans, storing them in dark, moisture controlled atmospheres. We offer many different origins, blends, flavored and decaffeinated beans for your convenience. Whether it’s Mocha Java or our Black and Tan Blend, you’ll be assured of the highest quality coffee, and the best tasting roasts.
Chocolate, caramel, and nuts are all perfect combinations with espresso coffee. Listed are BIGGBY COFFEE time-tested favorites. They begin as a latte and are enhanced with only the best and most wholesome ingredients. They are a treat-so enjoy! You can also check out our detailed allergen information, or our food nutrition PDF.
Welcome to the BIGGBY COFFEE franchise site! We are happy to have you here, and we look forward to getting to know you and to tell you about our company. We are a young company that has built a remarkably strong foundation upon a growing industry, a great product and wonderful owner operators.
As you move forward and learn more about BIGGBY COFFEE, you will find we have a unique culture that is infused in every aspect of our business. Let’s begin the journey to find out if our culture and concept fit well with your dreams and desires. Working together we can fulfill all of our aspirations.
Who To Contact
For all your BIGGBY franchise questions or to register for Discovery Day, call (517) 482-8145 ext. 115, or email email@example.com