BIGGBY® COFFEE Opens Another Location In Portage, MI
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BIGGBY® COFFEE Opens Another Location In Portage, MI

BIGGBY® COFFEE Will Open in Portage on Tuesday, November 13th

November 13, 2018 // // East Lansing, MI - BIGGBY® COFFEE is absolutely thrilled to announce the opening of a new location in Portage, MI with a highly anticipated grand opening date of November 13th, 2018! The new Portage BIGGBY® is the fourth store for Multi-Unit Operators Carrie and James Cousins. The Cousins were inspired after having dinner out in the community when they drove past what they thought would be a perfect spot to open a BIGGBY®. “We are super excited to be part of an area that is mostly small businesses and bring BIGGBY® to the community to be part of their daily routine,” said Carrie. The new store will be located between Ames Dr and Forrest Dr, diagonally across from H&B Market (9008 Portage Rd., Portage, MI 49002). BIGGBY® COFFEE Portage will be operated with the help of District Manager Dani Anderson and Manager Brenden Ludlow, both of whom have worked with the Cousins at their other locations.

Carrie and James truly exemplify the BIGGBY® COFFEE core values of loving people and building community. “We have been involved mostly with our local schools,” explains Carrie. “We already have been in contact with Lake Center Elementary School which is right down the road from us.” However, their plans for community involvement do not end there! “We also sponsor an animal biweekly that needs adoption from the SPCA of Southwest Michigan,” says Carrie, “and will add this store to help animals get adopted.” Puppies and coffee? Sounds like perfection!

Carrie and James’ love for people, community and BIGGBY® are infectious and admirable. Next time you find yourself in the Portage area, be sure to stop by and grab drink, Carrie recommends sipping on a Chai Charger (chai latte with espresso) while you get to know the staff and enjoy this beautiful BIGGBY®!


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 Michael McFall, on a handshake and $4,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY® COFFEE’s cultural values of Make Friends, Have Fun, B Yourself, and Share 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 and supporting them in building a life they love. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY® COFFEE has 277 cafes open or under contract across ten states including: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, and New Jersey. In 2018, BIGGBY® launched an Area Representative Program and currently has 8 area representatives in 6 states.

Media Contact:

Caitlin Carpenter




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