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BIGGBY® COFFEE and Davenport Partnership Will Result in Student Discount for Employees


East Lansing, MI, January 23, 2017–BIGGBY® COFFEE is excited to announce its partnership with Davenport University! Davenport University will now offer degree programs at a reduced tuition rate to all BIGGBY®employees for eligible programs. Dependents and spouses of employees also qualify for a discounted tuition rate as well!


The program resulted from a desire to support BIGGBY® Nation member’s individual success and Davenport’s dedication to the education of small business owners and their staff! “We made a real steadfast commitment to developing our people in a way that’s not developing them to produce for the company, but in a way that they will live a life that they love,” said Michael McFall, BIGGBY® Co-President/CEO. Bob Fish, BIGGBY® Co-President/CEO, also strongly supports this partnership and expands on McFall’s statement. “Education is one of the most fundamental things you can have in your life. It’s that thing that no one can take away from you,” said Fish. “The idea of collaborating with Davenport is really monumental,” Bob continued. “One of the primary things for me that I love about this relationship is how unconventional it is and how it caters to people who aren’t doing it the conventional way,” said Michael. “Making opportunity available to anyone who wants to take it is the incredible result of this program.”


A fun job, a great connection with your community, and a tuition discount? How much better does it get?! BIGGBY® COFFEE + Davenport University = success! For pricing, program, and scheduling details, please call 800-686-1600 or email and simply mention that you are affiliated with BIGGBY®. Visit for additional program details.


BIGGBY® 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, Michael McFall and Bob Fish, on a handshake and $4,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY® COFFEE’s cultural values of B happy, have fun, make friends, love people, and drink 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®, BIGGBY® baristas provide a unique experience focused on brightening their customer’s day. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY®COFFEE has 254 cafes open or under contract across nine states including: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas.


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