Brothers, Childhood Friend Bring BIGGBY to Macomb

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Macomb, Mich., June 19, 2008 – Lansing Mich.-based coffee retailer, BIGGBY COFFEE, will celebrate the opening of a new location in Macomb on Tuesday, June 24.  The store, located at 18309 Hall Road, will open thanks to the efforts of brothers Kurt and Karl Roelofs and their friend Brian Halbeisen.


“I worked in the banking industry for years and reached the point where I didn’t want to sit behind a desk for the rest of my life,” said owner Kurt Roelofs.  “My brother Karl and our friend Brian and I decided that the best use of our collective business knowledge was to open a franchise of our own and as BIGGBY COFFEE fans, we knew this would be the perfect fit.”


The new location will open for business at 6 a.m. on June 24 and offer free brewed coffee through Sunday to celebrate the occasion. The store is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.


The Macomb location will be the 98th location for the East Lansing-based coffee retailer.  BIGGBY COFFEE currently operates 97 stores in nine states.  It has an additional 75 stores under development that will open in the next 24 months across the U.S.


The new store will bring nearly 20 new full and part-time jobs to the area.




East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY COFFEE was founded in March 1995 and began franchise operations in 1999.  Today the Company has 97 stores open and an additional 72 under development across nine states including Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina and Wisconsin.  BIGGBY COFFEE features more than 30 gourmet coffee, fine tea and frozen drink selections in addition to an assortment of pastries and other fine eatables. For more information about BIGGBY COFFEE, visit