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Biggby Coffee

2014 Franchise 500
#494
At a Glance

Products & Services: Specialty coffee, tea, smoothies, baked goods

Number of Locations: 168

Total Investment: $159.9K - $316.1K

Founded: 1994

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.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 168 0 0 0
2013 151 0 0 0
2012 133 0 0 0
2011 120 0 0 0
2010 108 0 0 0
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.
Direct Capital

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
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $400,000
Liquid Cash Available: $70,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

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®: #494 (2014), #201 (2013), #268 (2012), #387 (2011),

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