Category: Franchise Development

B Cubed Coffee Concept Opening in Saugatuck for a One-of-a-Kind Coffee Experience


East Lansing, MI, August 6, 2019–BIGGBY® COFFEE is excited to announce the grand opening of their third B Cubed concept. The first BIGGBY® COFFEE in Saugatuk, Mich., this new location will be located 1/4 mile from Saugatuck Exit 41, we are next to Spectators Sports Bar at 6432 Blue Star Hwy Saugatuck, MI 49453, and run by BIGGBY® COFFEE multi-unit owner/operator Tara Waltson. Waltson owns two other BIGGBY® COFFEE locations, one in South Haven, Mich., and another in Michigan City, Indiana.


B Cubed coffee shops are full-service BIGGBY® COFFEE drive-through only coffee shops that allow BIGGBY® COFFEE owner/operators to meet their customers where convenient, like in store parking lots, near parks, and in less populated areas. Because these small BIGGBY® COFFEE locations are built in a factory and just need water hook-up, B Cubed locations are easily transportable to attend festivals, events, and much more!


Waltson and her crew will be among the first to build and work with the B Cubed concept. Currently there are B Cubed locations in Alpinia, Mich. and Battle Creek, Mich. While neither location has been open long, Waltson looks forward to being at the leading edge of brewing change with BIGGBY® COFFEE. “[W]e have faith and confidence in this opportunity and [are] proud to be among the first to help pave the road to hundreds of BIGGBY® COFFEE B Cubed locations across the country!”


Regarding the new B Cubed concept, co-CEO Bob Fish said, “B Cubed is at the leading edge of innovation. It is the perfect design for a low-cost, easy-to-located, free-standing drive through. I am proud and please to have one just around the corner in Saugatuck.”

Customers can expect the same impeccable service and unique beverages at this B Cubed location that they would get at any other BIGGBY® COFFEE location. Whether iced, frozen, or hot, customers can expect an array of flavors, energetic staff, and high-quality taste. Waltson notes that BIGGBY® COFFEE stands above the rest because of their desire to support and love all people, help community members and employees build lives they love, and give back to their communities.


While the storefront may be small, Waltson plans to have a big presence in the community! “We can’t wait to share our passion for BIGGBY® COFFEE with Saugatuck/Douglas and the tourists who visit. We love to support the community! Even before opening, last fall we took the BIGGBY® VW Bus to the homecoming game and donated all profits back to the athletic department. We donated coffee to the New Year’s Day Hair of the Dog Race at Spectators[, benefiting] Saugatuck schools. A few weeks ago we donated hot coffee and cold brew to the Town Crier 5k/Half Marathon which supports the Saugatuck High School cross country and track teams. If there is an event, we want to know and do our part!”


Be sure to checkout this new BIGGBY® COFFEE concept in Sauguatuck, Mich., on August 9.




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, Bob Fish and Michael McFall, on a handshake and $4,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY® 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®, BIGGBY® baristas provide a unique experience focused on brightening their customers’ day and supporting them in building a life they love. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY® COFFEE has more than 230 cafes across many states and counting including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Florida. In 2018, BIGGBY® launched an Area Representative Program and currently has 8 Area Representatives in 6 states.


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