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EAST LANSING, Mich., June 22, 2010 – Everyone loves a cute Labrador retriever puppy, particularly when he’s gnawing innocently on the top end of a BIGGBY COFFEE cup. That’s precisely the image submitted by Suzette and Dave Carrier of Mount Pleasant, S.C., that netted the Grand Prize in the first annual BIGGBY COFFEE Photo Contest. The Carriers have won a $1,000 gift card redeemable at any of BIGGBY COFFEE’s 109 locations or online at


To view the Carriers’ winning image, visit


BIGGBY COFFEE’s B-Happy Lounge ( is a portal to all things fun, including barista profiles, merchandise swag, blog posts from company founder Bob Fish, and, of course, the new BIGGBY COFFEE Photo Contest.


To enter the contest, fans of the “Big Orange ‘B’” can simply visit “The Lounge” to upload photos of their travels, family, pets or surroundings with the only caveat being that the image must include a BIGGBY COFFEE cup.  The photos are judged by a panel of “expert” judges for creativity (and cuteness, obviously) before winners are chosen. In addition to the annual Grand Prize, monthly winners will receive $100 gift cards.


Fans can enter as many times as they wish, but strong creativity is encouraged, and only PG-rated images are allowed.


“I can’t tell you how excited I got when I received the email that we had won the Grand Prize,” said Suzette Carrier.  “My husband and I love BIGGBY COFFEE.  It’s the first place we think of when we just want to sit and relax with a good book and great coffee, so this is the perfect prize for us!”


The Carriers will have plenty of signature BIGGBY COFFEE favorites to savor while they enjoy a good book this year.


“Suzette and Dave are well-deserving winners of our Grand Prize” said Bob Fish, CEO and founder of BIGGBY COFFEE. “That cute puppy is probably chewing on the couch with his adult dog teeth by now, so heaven knows they’ll need plenty of excuses to get out of the house for a visit to see us!”




East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY COFFEE opened a single store in March of 1995 based on the founding principle that coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike would benefit from a less pretentious approach to the standard gourmet café paradigm. BIGGBY COFFEE introduced connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear and Caramel Marvel, and barista staff surprised guests with simple gestures like free kazoos and bouncy balls for no other reason than to brighten their day.  The “Big Orange ‘B’” caught on, and today BIGGBY COFFEE has 109 cafés across five states including Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, South Carolina and Wisconsin.  For more information, visit