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Units as of 2020
246 (16 added in 3 years)
6.5%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$190K - $379K

Company Overview

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.

About Biggby Coffee

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Coffee
Founded
1994
Leadership
Bob Fish, Co-CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1999 (22 years)
# of employees at HQ
68
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Asia

# of Units
246 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
2501 Coolidge Rd., #302
East Lansing, MI 48823

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Biggby Coffee franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$20,000
Initial Investment
$189,550 - $378,600
Veteran Incentives
50% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
3%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Biggby Coffee has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
150 hours
Classroom Training
79 hours
Additional Training
On-the-job training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
15
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021
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