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Sault Saint Marie will hold the Upper Peninsula’s only BIGGBY COFFEE


EAST LANSING, MI. May 20, 2013 – BIGGBY COFFEE plans on opening their doors to the public of Sault Saint Marie, MI on May 21, 2013. Owners Carol and Gary Maleport have much anticipated this opening and are very excited to run their very own BIGGBY COFFEE: “We are so thrilled to see what the future holds for our BIGGBY, especially after getting such a good initial community response.”


The BIGGBY has already had a great community response. There was a buzz after opening their doors to the public for a brief period BIGGBY calls “Relay Days.” During that time, customers are encouraged to come in and try free BIGGBY specialty drinks made by the staff while they are on the line learning to make the perfect BIGGBY beverage. One of BIGGBY’s Home Office Percolators (HOP’s) said “Their relay day was fantastic and had a great turnout which is great to see in an area that is new to BIGGBY.”


Carol and Gary Maleport currently operate a construction company and are making this BIGGBY a family affair. They hired their daughter Kayla as a barista, and their son Zack assisted in the construction of the café. “We’re excited to bring BIGGBY to the Sault and are looking forward to becoming more engaged in this community we call home.”


The Sault Saint Marie location will have free Wi-Fi and the full BIGGBY COFFEE menu with gourmet coffee, tea, and frozen drinks. For more information visit, or call, 517-482-8145 for the BIGGBY Home Office.



East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY® COFFEE 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 his business partner Michael McFall on a handshake and $3,000 decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY COFFEE’s core 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 café 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 171 cafes open or under contract across seven states including: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina,Wisconsin and Texas.  For more information, visit