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BIGGBY® COFFEE is Opening a Brand New Location in Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI!


Grand Rapids, MI, October 25, 2016–BIGGBY® COFFEE is excited to announce the Grand Opening of a brand new store in Grand Rapids, MI on Wednesday, October 26, 2016! This brand new store is located inside Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on the corner Wealthy St. and Jefferson Rd. (235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids, MI  49503). This will be the second BIGGBY® location for the Bruinsma family! Alicia Bruinsma, Gabriella Bruinsma, Christina Fischer, and Amanda Jantz—four fabulous sisters!—will be sharing the day-to-day operations of their new location.


“Mary Free Bed approached us and asked if we would like to expand and be their first outside food and beverage vendor within the hospital. We couldn’t have been more excited about the opportunity. We are the first BIGGBY® in a West Michigan hospital, “said Christina. “Mary Free Bed is now the 5th largest rehab facilitation in the country. It is great to be able to see lives changed in front of your eyes every day! We are excited to be able to bring joy, and a great cup of coffee, to patients, family members and staff.”


Giving back is one of the BIGGBY® COFFEE core values and the Bruinsma family will continue their community involvement efforts with their second store! “We are, of course, involved with the Mary Free Bed Foundation and we donate coffee and gift cards each month to a different foundation in the area. We also donate to schools in the area to help with various clubs and sporting events,” said Amanda. “The staff at Mary Free Bed have been so warm and welcoming, we’re happy to give back however we can. We are so excited to be a part of their amazing facility.”


Stop in and help the Bruinsma team celebrate the Grand Opening of their new BIGGBY® store! They will be open 7 days a week from 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Alicia would like to offer up a drink suggestion when you visit the new store. “Try the Firefly Latte—it’s a favorite of ours! The flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, and white chocolate combine to make the perfect cold weather beverage. Trust us, it’s one you don’t want to miss!”


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 255 cafes open or under contract across nine states including: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas.


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