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Scheduled to open September 4, this store will be epitome of a family-run business


OWOSSO, Mich., Aug 1, 2012 – The BIGGBY brand is at it again, and this time it’s a family affair! Scheduled to open Tuesday, Sept. 4, the company’s newest location will be in Owosso, MI (1361 E. Main St.), and will be owned and operated by one, local, coffee-loving, extended family, turned business partners.


It all started about a year ago, with the same seemingly simple desire most people have; to wake up every morning and enjoy going to work. But for BIGGBY COFFEE franchisee, Kyle Nelson, he was ready to make this common dream his own reality.


Along with his wife Kellee, the couple began brainstorming with researching different franchise companies, and quickly landed on their home-town coffee brand, BIGGBY. After sharing their idea and interest with Kellee’s parents, Karen and Bob Taylor and her sister, and brother in law, Joe and Susan Kubicek, the extended family set their sights on becoming BIGGBY’s newest franchisees.


“BIGGBY is more of an experience than just a coffee shop and that’s one of the things we like most about the concept,” Kyle Nelson said. “We all wanted to be involved with a business that means something special to the communities they are in, while at the same time having the groundwork and systems in place that matter most when it comes to being successful.”


Taking on the face of the location, customers will see Kyle and Joe working the front lines of the store, serving up delicious drinks, and putting smiles on the faces of residents and BIGGBY fanatics in the area.


“We are very excited to be in Owosso and are looking forward to getting involved with the community and making our store a destination in the area,” Nelson said. “We have some plans already in the works for ways our store can give back, and are excited for all that is yet to come.”


Hours for the location will be Monday – Saturday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.


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 ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY COFFEE has 156 cafes open or under contract across eight states including: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Florida and Texas.  For more information, visit: www.biggby.com.