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Westland BIGGBY® COFFEE Location Donating 50% of Morning Sales to Funeral Costs


Westland, MI, November 1, 2016– The Westland BIGGBY® COFFEE location will be hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 to help support a local family who recently lost their young son. “Our involvement in the community is oftentimes a very fun and joyous occasion. In other instances, it’s brought on by tragedy and unfortunately, this is one of those times,” said Owner/Operator Mo Elfakir. “We’re looking to help the family of Gage Carter, a ten year-old boy whose life was lost while chasing after his dog. This Wednesday morning, we will be donating 50% of our morning sales to the Carter family to help with the cost of their son’s untimely funeral. Additional donations will be accepted in-store as well,” said Mo.


“Our community is such an important part of who we are as a company. Giving back is one of the things BIGGBY® stands for and we want to do what we can to help this grieving family heal.” –Mo Elfakir, BIGGBY® COFFEE Owner/Operator


Mo and his team are hoping to cover as much of the funeral cost as possible to take the burden off of the Carter family so they can focus on family during this difficult time. “Please join us this Wednesday between 5:00 AM and 12:00 PM to do all that we can for this family.”


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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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Caitlin Carpenter at 517-898-3677 or email at ccarpenter@biggby.com.