Ranked one of the top franchises in the country in 2008 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Biggby Coffee cafes also serve tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner items such as bagels, muffins, scones, desserts, sandwiches and more. When a Biggby Coffee café opens, it rapidly becomes the favorite place to get a great beverage, hold a business meeting, or just hang out with friends.
Full Franchise Information
Biggby Coffee franchisees participate in on of the most comprehensive franchise training programs in the country. It starts with three weeks of classroom training covering coffee and tea, the Biggby menu, successful management techniques, human resources, and more. Biggby will help train staff before opening and assist in all aspects of opening the new location. Biggby also lends professional assistance in identifying an ideal location, negotiating a lease and occupancy terms. Typical Biggby Coffee cafes are 1,200 to 1,500 square-foot suites. Many now include drive-through service.
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.
Biggby Coffee Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Income
The franchise fee to open a Biggby Coffee café location is $30,000, with a total investment ranging from $181,850 to $358,100, and liquid cash available of $70,000, with net worth of at least $400,000. A 5% royalty fee on gross monthly receipts is paid to the company. In 2011, Biggby released a ‘new store footprint’ that reduced the cost of opening a franchise by 40 percent. Biggby Coffee has reported more than $40 million in annual sales.
Biggby Coffee Business Opportunities: Other Information
Biggby Coffee has received numerous accolades, being named the fastest growing coffee chain in America by CNBC in 2011, beating out Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and Caribou Coffee. The company was also named a Top 30 food franchise by Franchise Business Review.