August 23, 2016 // Franchising.com // Southgate, MI - BIGGBY® COFFEE is excited to announce the Grand Opening of a brand new store in Southgate, MI on Tuesday, August 23, 2016! This brand new store is located at the intersection of Dix-Toledo Road and Leroy, next to Taza fresh grill and down the road from Southgate Anderson High School (16215 Dix Toledo Rd Southgate, MI 48195). This is the first BIGGBY® location for owner/operators and father-daughter team Earl and Sydney Hovious! “After a long research period into many franchises, BIGGBY® came out as having far and away the best reputation for customer service and franchisee relations,” said Earl. “We can’t wait to give our group of baristas the opportunity to have a really fun and fast-paced job, a job where at the end of a shift people are excited and energized!”
This dynamic duo entered into the BIGGBY® world together and plan to co-manage their store. “Sydney and I will both be behind the line making drinks on a regular basis. She is a recent graduate of University of Toledo and an active Masonic Member. For my part in my previous life, I was a Software Developer who worked for a long list of companies including Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford Health System, Owens Corning Fiberglas and Conoco-Philips. I was ready to be my own boss and do something a little more fun! Our goal is to add to the already excellent BIGGBY® reputation and in the coming years, open additional locations!”
BIGGBY® is known far and wide as the friendly coffee community and Earl and Sydney have embraced that mantra fully! “We are both looking forward to being in the Southgate community and helping to revitalize an attractive but long neglected shopping center. It is our hope that with BIGGBY® moving in, its reputation will attract additional businesses of comparable quality. The local community has been very receptive to our store and many people are excited for the day we open our doors!”
Stop in and help the Hovious family celebrate the Grand Opening of their new BIGGBY® store! They will be open Monday through Saturday 6:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Earl would like to offer up a drink suggestion when you visit the new store. “The Nutty Squirrel Latte or Red Bull Creme Freeze are both great! I think a lot of people forget that BIGGBY® has frozen drinks they are perfect this time of year to cool down and energize!”
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, Michael McFall and Bob Fish, on a handshake and $4,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY® COFFEE’s cultural 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 cafe 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 259 cafes open or under contract across nine statesincluding: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas.
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