East Lansing Coffee Shop Set to Open 100th Store

10 07 2008

East Lansing’s own Biggby Coffee is gearing up for the grand opening of it’s 100th store.  The grand opening of the Biggby Coffee in Bloomfield will be next Tuesday, July 15th.  As an added bonus, the 100th customer at every Biggby store will get a free cup of coffee.Biggby Coffee

How crazy is it that a small coffee shop from East Lansing is expanding and competing in a market that was flooded with specialty coffee shops?  There’s a funny story on Bob Fish’s (CEO and Co-Founder) blog about a store in Davison that just opened and the next day, the McDonald’s across the street gave away free coffee. 

The company is not planning on stopping at 100.  According to the State News, they plan to double their franchises every two years with a planned 250 by 2010.

Biggby Coffee plans to open 73 more stores in the next two years, and to have more than 250 stores by 2010. Read the rest of this entry »


Biggby Coffee

11 04 2008
  • 6439 S Cedar St
  • Lansing, MI 48911-5960
  • Phone: (517) 393-2332
  • Website
  • Menu

Biggby Coffee got it’s start in East Lansing, MI in 1995. 12 years later, they’ve expanded to 150 shops in the midwest. I had never heard of it before coming here, but my girlfriend was told it was a local place, so she wanted to try it. I’m not much of a coffee drinker, so I just went in to check it out, but I found out they do serve sandwiches and salads for lunch.

It was late afternoon when we stopped in so the place was pretty empty. There was a college student on her laptop doing homework while drinking a coffee and a few people sitting at the tables. My girlfriend placed her order then waited while the barista made the drink. In total, we were in the store less than 5 minutes. I asked how it was and she said it was good and better than that big chain I hate so much.

The atmosphere is that of a typical coffeehouse. Lots of dark woods and low lighting and of course, they offer Wi-Fi for those looking to get a little work done.