Biggby Coffee
Specialty coffee, tea, smoothies, baked goods

About
Founded

1994

Franchising Since

1999 (20 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

Bob Fish

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$186,850 - $369,100

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$20,000 - $20,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

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

Veteran Incentives

50% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

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

On-The-Job Training:

150 hours

Classroom Training:

85 hours

Additional Training:

On-the-job training

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

15

Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $186,850 High - $369,100
Units
+0.4%+1 UNITS (1 Year) +21.6%+41 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Asia
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 23rd, 2019