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Biggby Coffee

Biggby Coffee Franchise

At BIGGBY® COFFEE, we believe that owning a coffee shop is a higher calling. No other business brings so many people together and creates the potential to do exponential amounts of good in a community. We deliver on the promise of gourmet coffee, world-class customer service, and non-stop community engagement. Steadfast reliance on systems to support people and share great coffee has allowed our franchise to grow to over 300 locations across 13 states since 1995. More about the cost of owning a Biggby Coffee franchise is below.

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$276,000 - $439,000
Franchise fee
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Units in operation
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About BIGGBY COFFEE Franchise

BIGGBY COFFEE is all about people. As a brand, we're unique in our segment because every single one of our 300 coffee shops is franchised. Our stores are locally operated by people who love the places they live and operate in. Our franchise owners are passionate about their communities, their customers, and their employees, and in turn, they're rewarded with the chance to make a real difference in people's lives.

As a franchise system, BIGGBY COFFEE exists to help our franchise owners succeed. They are our family - and just like family, we work day in and day out to help them flourish in business. We're proud to say that more than half of our franchise owners own multiple locations, and we're even prouder about the work they do to better their communities - one cup of coffee at a time.

BIGGBY COFFEE Franchise Opportunities – History

BIGGBY COFFEE was founded in 1995, then called Beaner’s, by Bob Fish and Mary Roszel, who opened their first store near the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, where its headquarters are today. The company began franchising in 1999 and changed its name to BIGGBY COFFEE in 2007. By 2012, BIGGBY COFFEE has 125 stores open or under contract in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, and Wisconsin.


Do you provide a discount to veterans?
Yes! We believe that veterans make exceptional entrepreneurs, which is why we offer a half-off discount on our initial franchise fee to all qualified, honorably discharged US military veterans. We want the path to ownership to be as affordable as possible as you start your next chapter. We thank you for your service!

I've never owned a coffee shop business before - do you provide support?
Yes. The support and ongoing training you'll receive are one of the key advantages of franchising with us. Our Development and Franchise Services teams provide help with site selection and buildout, marketing, operational efficiency, new product development, technology, professional development, and so much more.

Is BIGGBY COFFEE an easy business to scale up to multi-unit ownership?
Yes, The proof of this is our franchisees - the majority of whom own multiple BIGGBY franchise locations.

Who is the ideal franchise owner for BIGGBY COFFEE?
We are looking for entrepreneurs with something to prove; people who are hands-on, not afraid of working hard, and hungry for success. Our most successful franchise owners are outgoing, wired into their communities, and have a passion for making a difference in the world.
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How do I choose the right location?
We will help you! Our experienced team has built more than 300 franchised locations – and we bring this significant support to helping you find the best possible location, choosing the ideal business model for your location, as well as helping negotiate the lease agreement, and overseeing the entire buildout process.

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