The BIGGBY® COFFEE Franchise Signs 21 Locations in Q3, Plans for Further Expansion Through the Rest of 2021 and Beyond

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The rapidly growing coffee franchise continues to find success through its dedication to supporting its franchisees, opening 7 new locations in the third quarter.


The BIGGBY® COFFEE brand, the 260-plus-unit coffee franchise focused on enriching communities and fueling the passion of customers, franchise owners and employees, saw yet another strong year, signing 21 new franchise agreements and celebrating 7 openings in the third quarter of 2021.


Despite another year of economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the brand used its ability to connect with franchisees and customers alike to continue to expand its footprint and spread its love to more communities.


“Because we share a passion for close-knit relationships and supportive values, we truly believe our ability to connect with others helped inspire our growth this year,” said Bob Fish, co-CEO and co-founder of the brand. “The credit also goes to the BIGGBY® COFFEE brand’s area representatives, who helped reach out to franchisees and show them what an incredible opportunity our brand offers.”


Now, with its One Bigg Island in Space initiative to source coffee directly from sustainable farmers around the world, the BIGGBY® COFFEE franchise plans to serve 50% farmer direct coffee by 2023 and 100% farmer direct coffee in the following years in line with its mission to help franchisees, employees, customers and communities build a life they love. One Bigg Island in Space’s purpose is to travel the world in search of coffee that brings people together and serves the planet. The goal is to partner with coffee farmers around the world who run a humane, sustainable and high-quality operation and purchase directly from them.


Signed franchisees in Q3 include:




  • Elizabeth Karg & Sandy Green
  • Matt Corbeil
  • Robin Umphrey
  • Tim Hoffman, Tim Barker, Kyle Kinney, Michael Roeder and Tyson M. Garner
  • Adam Boyce
  • Mark Dykema, Mary Dykema, Mike Dykema and Laura Cramer



  • Femi Ajimoti
  • Ferdi Rivera


North Carolina

  • Rachel Bonafede
  • Omar Alsaidi


South Carolina

  • Cari Schlager and Joe Schlager



  • Ethan Combs and Luke Bradley



  • Diane Prescott and Maneisha Gaston



  • Amanda Ward and Matthew Wartman



  • Gordon Yocom and Daniel Paul, Jr.
  • Larkyn Lang and Eric Lang



Openings in Q3 include:




  • Ed Buison and Eileen Buison: Livonia, MI
  • Landon Palmer, Rodney Palmer, Eileen Palmer, Austin Palmer, Sam Taylor and Kathy Taylor: Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Brandy Boyd and Brett Boyd: Hudson, MI
  • Bob Perry and Rhonda Perry: Sterling Heights, MI
  • Jarred Drown: Gladstone, MI
  • Trina Wilberg and Jill Wilberg: Coloma, MI



  • Greg Alberty: Akron, OH



The investment range for a BIGGBY® COFFEE franchise is $202,450 to $418,700. To learn more about franchising with the BIGGBY® COFFEE café, visit



About The BIGGBY® COFFEE Franchise


The BIGGBY® COFFEE franchise, based in East Lansing, Mich., 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. The brand’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 names like Teddy Bear® and Caramel Marvel®, BIGGBY® COFFEE 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 the BIGGBY® COFFEE brand has more than 260 cafes across many states including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Florida.




Cassidy McAloon