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BIGGBY® COFFEE Owner/Operators Come Together to Raise Thousands


East Lansing, MI, March 28, 2016– The BIGGBY® COFFEE Mid-Michigan Co-Op held a fundraiser to help support the Greater Lansing Food Bank. They were able to raise $4,520.78 with the generous support of local BIGGBY® fanatics. Every penny raised went to help families in need in the surrounding communities with meals provided by the local Food Bank. The Mid-MI BIGGBY® COFFEE family would like to send a BIGG thank you out to all of the staff and customers who helped make this possible.


“We had amazing support from The Greater Lansing Food Bank and we were privileged to be able to help support local families in need.” –Randy Israel, BIGGBY® COFFEE Owner/Operator


The Greater Lansing Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella, and Gratiot counties. Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries and community kitchens located throughout the region. The Food Bank annually serves tens of thousands of people, many of them seniors and children.


BIGGBY® COFFEE, East Lansing, Mich.-based, 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 his business partner Michael McFall, on a handshake and $3,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY® COFFEE’s core values of B happy, have fun, make friends, love people, and drink great coffee help coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike benefit from a less pretentious and fun approach to the standard gourmet café paradigm. Besides connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear and Caramel Marvel, BIGGBY® baristas provide a unique experience focused on brightening their customer’s day. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY® COFFEE has 255 cafes open or under contract across nine states including: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas.


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