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Ziggi’s Coffee Expands To The East Coast With New Franchisees

The Founder’s Family Members are Investing in the Colorado-Based Coffee Concept and Bringing it to Pennsylvania

April 06, 2018 // Franchising.com // LONGMONT, COLO. - Ziggi’s Coffee (www.ZiggisCoffee.com) is expanding to the East Coast with the founder’s family members at the helm. Ziggi’s Co-Founder Brandon Knudsen has full trust in his cousin Shawn Palinkas, brother Adam Knudsen, and sister-in-law Jolene Knudsen to bring the drive-thru coffee concept to Pennsylvania.

As franchisees and equal partners in the business, Shawn will oversee day-to-day operations at the new location once it’s built, while Adam and Jolene will take on administrative and financial planning responsibilities. This is the first location for the Colorado-based company, outside of the Midwest and West Coast where the company has been experiencing rapid growth over the past years.

“Brandon has created a brand identity for Ziggi’s that is going to be huge out here in Pennsylvania,” said Shawn. “The company is totally focused on the customer and they make speed of service a priority. I’m excited to bring that same Ziggi’s culture to the East Coast and to introduce people to the quality coffee and inviting environment Ziggi’s has to offer.”

Brandon, Shawn and Adam all grew up in California together but Shawn and Adam eventually moved to the East Coast with their families, while Brandon laid down roots in Colorado and began his business with his wife Camrin. All business-minded individuals, Shawn, Adam and Jolene had each been looking to invest in something when they realized the answer was just a phone call away.

“Initially, my wife Jolene and I were looking into purchasing a rental property to create revenue that would help us plan for retirement,” said Adam. “But when we saw the potential of the Ziggi’s drive-thru and how well things were going for the company in Colorado, we decided to shift gears and do this.”

Shawn shared that sentiment. “When Brandon started franchising the company, it just made sense to invest our money into bringing Ziggi’s to Pennsylvania,” he said. “We’re not going to be a one and done type of deal. Our goal is to open as many as possible.”

Shawn, Adam and Jolene are now in the process of locating the site for their first location in the Lehigh Valley area, near Allentown, Penn.

Working as a team, the three of them say they are looking forward to expanding the family business and investing in their futures.

Adam admitted, “I’m just excited about business ownership and getting to be my own boss.”

Individuals who are interested in franchising with Ziggi’s Coffee can find more information at www.ZiggisCoffee.com/franchise and are encouraged to get in touch with the Franchise Team by filling out an online inquiry form.

About Ziggi’s Coffee

Ziggi’s Coffee, the leading specialty coffee shop and drive-thru franchise, is dedicated to serving only the finest sustainably-sourced coffee, uniquely handcrafted drinks, and amazing, locally-made breakfast, lunch and snack options. Founded in 2004, the Colorado-based company is on a mission to elevate the standard of service within the coffee shop industry. From specializing in a variety of great-tasting coffee and food items to providing fast and friendly service, the Ziggi’s Coffee brand is focused on creating a positive experience that is faster, more authentic and convenient for the demand of consumers seeking higher-quality coffee and food options on the go. In addition to its distinctive menu and superior service, Ziggi’s Coffee is also committed to making a positive difference in the local communities it serves. With eight existing Colorado locations, and additional units in development, Ziggi’s Coffee is positioned to quickly grow its presence in a variety of communities across the U.S. To learn more about Ziggi’s Coffee and its franchising opportunities, visit http://www.ZiggisCoffee.com/franchise or follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Brandon Knudsen
303-682-5120 ext. 9 (office)
720-234-5108 (mobile)

Camrin Knudsen
Vice President/Co-Founders
303-682-5120 ext. 9 (office)
720-234-5108 (mobile)

Kathryn Bleeker
Director of Marketing
720-534-6421 (mobile)

SOURCE Ziggi’s Coffee


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