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BIGGBY® COFFEE Announces New Name


East Lansing, MI, April 1, 2019–Throughout the months of April and May, BIGGBY® COFFEE will be making a concerted effort to call attention to the bee population. As they make more of an effort to feature honey in their drinks and food items, they’re excited to announce they’ve taken it one step further with the transition from BIGGBY® COFFEE to BIGGBEE® COFFEE.


With a purpose to exist to help support people in building a life they love, BIGGBEE® COFFEE felt this transition to be a natural and necessary one considering humans would not exist if it weren’t for bees. With so much dependence on bees for food and nutrition, BIGGBEE® COFFEE is eager to incorporate these vital components of human survival into their coffee shops throughout the nation.


“We felt that this was a necessary transition,” Vice President of Brand Jamie Stepanian-Bennett said. “Since we exist to love people, we felt it was only natural to honor the one species working daily for our survival. Without bees, we wouldn’t be serving the world’s best coffee!”


Customers can expect to see more honey food and drink items making their way into the coffee shops, including drinks like the Honey Lavender Latte and the Honey Cinnamon Vanilla Latte, as well as the Honey, Ham, and Cheddar Bragel.


As a conscious company, BIGGBEE® COFFEE puts equal importance on people, profit, and the planet. With this buzzworthy change, BIGGBEE® COFFEE hopes to call attention to this dying species and alert their customers of the need to make a determined effort to save this species.


To celebrate this change, BIGGBEE® COFFEE will be giving away items like honey sticks and seed packets for flowers that attract bees. Stay tuned for more information on these exciting giveaways in April and May!


For more information on BIGGBEE® COFFEE’s new name and direction, please look at the date on your calendar.




BIGGBEE® COFFEE, East Lansing, Mich.-based, was started with a single store on March 15, 1995. One year later, and on the cusp of opening a second location, Bob Fish and Michael McFall, on a handshake and $4,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBEE® COFFEE’s cultural values of Make Friends, Have Fun, B Yourself, and Share Great Coffee help coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike benefit from a less pretentious and fun approach to the standard gourmet cafe paradigm. Besides connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear® and Caramel Marvel®, BIGGBEE® baristas provide a unique experience focused on brightening their customer’s day and supporting them in building a life they love. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBEE® COFFEE has more than 230 cafes across 9 states and counting including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas. In 2018, BIGGBY® launched an Area Representative Program and currently has 8 area representatives in 6 states.


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Nikki Robertson at 517-980-0995 or email at


Disclaimer: This press release is an April Fool’s joke on behalf of BIGGBY® COFFEE.