BIGGBY COFFEE, a part of the fastest growing segment in foodservice, is a fun and exciting franchise that offers delicious, innovative beverages for coffee and non-coffee drinkers alike. As one of the top ranked franchises in the country in 2008, according to Entrepreneur Magazine, our cafes also serve tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner items such as bagels, muffins, scones, desserts, sandwiches and more. When a BIGGBY COFFEE café opens, it rapidly becomes the favorite place to get a great beverage, hold a business meeting, or just hang-out with friends.
Here's the bullet point, condensed version of how we came to B. (A little information but a very big story.)
- Three enterprising people started BIGGBY COFFEE: Bob, Mary, and Michael
- Bob spent his formative years in Europe and has a BIG taste for great coffee
- Bob manages a restaurant
- Bob hires Mary as a server
- Bob and Mary both have college degrees in hospitality management
- Bob and Mary earnestly study the emerging coffee culture in the early 90's
- They open their first café in 1995 in East Lansing, Michigan
- Mary hires Michael as a barista at the cafe
- Bob, Mary, and Michael create synergy and begin the hard work of seeing if a dream can become reality
- 12 short years later, over 150 BIGGBY COFFEE franchises are up, or on their way, in 9 states and thousands of loyal and new customers frequent "their BIGGBY" to enjoy the World's Best Coffee every day
- The dream is reality... and the dream goes on and on
Product & Services
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 palette. 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 pastries, fruit cups, yogurt parfaits, bagel sandwiches, salads, and wraps 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.
Total investment: $240K-300K
Express/kiosk option available
Franchise fee: $30K
Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
Term of agreement: 10 years, renewable
Renewal fee: 10% of current franchise fee
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15
Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators)
Qualification of investor
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Location is a critical element of your business plan, and BIGGBY COFFEE offers professional assistance in identifying an ideal location. In addition, our Real Estate Manager will assist you in negotiating lease and occupancy terms. Our stores are typically located in 1,200 – 1,500 square foot suites, within high visibility, high traffic strip centers. Many now include drive-thru service; a growing industry trend. No need to find an architect or contractor – we can refer you to ones who have experience building our stores.
Training & Support
Our franchisees participate in one of the most comprehensive training programs in the industry. You’ll start by attending three weeks of comprehensive classroom training that covers coffee and tea, our menu, managing a successful café, human resources, and much more. Upon completion, you’ll spend an additional three weeks in your market (whenever possible) working directly in a café. Prior to opening your doors, we will help train your staff and assist you in all aspects of opening your store. Once open, you have access to numerous support programs ranging from quarterly visits, mystery shops, customer surveys, our Franchise Resource Center, and more.