Husband, Wife Team Open Second BIGGBY COFFEE in Georgia

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DACULA, Georgia May 2, 2008 – Lansing Mich.-based coffee retailer BIGGBY COFFEE is celebrating the opening of its second location in Georgia this weekend.   The store, located 1152 Auburn Street in Suite 208 in Dacula, will open for business at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 and offer free brewed coffee all week long in celebration.


The Dacula location of BIGGBY COFFEE is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is the second franchise for husband and wife team Glen and Amy Thompson.  The couple’s other store is located at 2725 Hamilton Mill Road in Buford.


“We’re proud to open Georgia’s second franchise in the Dacula community,” said franchisee Amy Thompson.  “Our new location’s shopping center, Kid Village, is a place where families can come together to have fun and the BIGGBY culture is, in a large way, very connected to that kind of atmosphere.”


BIGGBY COFFEE combines its signature coffee drinks with free wireless internet access and plentiful soft seating—all standard options that will be part of the Dacula store.


The new store will bring nearly 20 new full and part-time jobs to Dacula.




East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY COFFEE was founded in March 1995 and began franchise operations in 1999.  Today the Company has 91 stores open and an additional 74 under development across nine states including Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina and Wisconsin.  BIGGBY COFFEE features more than 30 gourmet coffee, fine tea and frozen drink selections in addition to an assortment of pastries and other fine eatables. For more information about BIGGBY COFFEE, visit