HASTINGS, Mich., April 15, 2012 – The BIGGBY COFFEE craze has caught on in yet another city, as the company’s newest location readies to open in Hastings (1180 West M-43) on Tuesday, May 1.
Owned and operated by BIGGBY COFFEE franchisees, Stanton & Associates, the store will come complete with a convenient drive-thru and free Wi-Fi access. However, more importantly, is the creation of jobs and community support BIGGBY will bring to the area, Randy, a spokesman for Stanton & Associates said.
“As owners of another business in Hastings, we know how important it is to residents and customers alike for businesses to be locally owned and operated here,” Randy said. “Bringing BIGGBY, a Michigan-based company to the area, and hiring local employees will really give the store a strong sense of community and I think our customers will be able to feel that every time they come in.”
Located next door to Jet’s Pizza and about a quarter mile East of Wal-Mart, the store is also looking forward to teaming with different organizations like the Hasting School District, area sports teams and other local charities.
“Being a BIGGBY franchisee means that you consistently give back to the community and in Hastings that will be no different. Hastings is a great place to raise a family where everyone seems to know everyone else,” he said. “The BIGGBY COFFEE philosophy of being happy, having fun, loving people, making friends and drinking great coffee, ties in perfectly here.”
The store recently joined the Barry County Chamber of Commerce and will host a ribbon cutting during the first week of business. Store hours of operation will be Monday- Saturday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday: 7a.m.-8 p.m.
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 surprises 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 144 cafes open or under contract across seven states including Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas. For more information, visit www.biggby.com.