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Current BIGGBY store owner Jim Goetz plans to open his second cafe


EAST LANSING, MI. May 7, 2013 – Jim Goetz plans to open his second BIGGBY COFFEE location in Champaign, IL on May 20th. For Goetz, this location comes almost 2 years after opening his first BIGGBY COFFEE at Marketplace Mall in July 2011. His newest BIGGBY café will be located nearby onSouth Mattis Ave in Round Barn Center.


At Goetz’s first BIGGBY in the Marketplace Shopping Center, he was so happy with the community response, he couldn’t wait to open a second store. As an active member of the community, Jim wants to infuse his excitement and enthusiasm into his newest location.


“I’m excited to open a second BIGGBY in West Champaign. This location is near multiple local schools and businesses. Being located in close proximity to these schools and businesses gives me the opportunity to connect with those organizations and give back to the community.”


Before becoming a BIGGBY COFFEE franchisee, Jim was a General Contractor in Germany, working on projects for the U.S Air Force base. He returned to the United States to become a part of the family business which also owns 3 Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. It was after returning that he decided he wanted to expand and found BIGGBY COFFEE.


“BIGGBY has not only an amazing products, but I like that our customers become a part of our culture. We focus on being happy, having fun, making friends and loving people while drinking great coffee.”


Goetz’s BIGGBY COFFEE at 401 South Mattis Ave., will have free Wi-Fi and the full BIGGBY COFFEE menu with gourmet coffee, tea, and frozen drinks. For more information visit, or call, 517-482-8145 for the BIGGBY Home Office.



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 171 cafes open or under contract across six states including: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas.  For more information, visit