May 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // EAST LANSING, MICH., May 6, 2014 – Earnest and Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year™ announced CEO and Co-founder, Bob Fish and President, Michael McFall as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award for Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas like innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Fish and McFall were selected as finalists from more than 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 5, 2014 at the MGM Grand Detroit.
"I'm excited to be a finalist for this event and stand with other great entrepreneurs. It's an honor to be selected and have BIGGBY get recognized as an innovative organization," said McFall.
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East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY® Coffee 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 216 cafes open or under contract across nine states including: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida and Texas.
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