Answers to common questions about the BIGGBY® COFFEE franchise opportunity

Below are the answers to the most common questions about the BIGGBY® COFFEE franchise opportunity. If you have additional questions or want to explore anything in greater detail, simply fill out an inquiry form on this website, and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.


At BIGGBY® COFFEE, we believe that owning a coffee shop is a higher calling. No other business brings so many people together and creates the potential to do exponential amounts of good in a community. We deliver on the promise of gourmet coffee, world-class customer service, and non-stop community engagement. Steadfast reliance on systems to support people and share great coffee has allowed our franchise to grow to over 390 locations since 1995.

With higher-than-average sales compared to the rest of the coffee shop industry, a streamlined business model that maximizes profitability and keeps ongoing costs low, as well as multiple models to ensure that our franchise owners get the perfect location, franchising with BIGGBY® COFFEE is an affordable, low barrier to entry business for entrepreneurs who are ready to build the life they love.

In addition to being 100% franchised, we are also 100% purpose-driven. Our purpose is to support you in building a life you love, and that is our goal for everyone in our BIGGBY® family, from our Home Office staff to our franchise owners, and all the way to our amazing baristas and vendor partners.

How much does owning a BIGGBY® franchise cost?

The total estimated investment for a new BIGGBY® COFFEE franchise will range from $328,000 – $591,000 for a White Box Lease Hold Location. For a Modular Location, which is a pre-fabricated building with a drive-through only, this estimated investment will range from $402,250 to $792,750. For a Site Built Drive-Thru only location, which is a building built on site that is drive-thru only has an estimated initial investment range from $467,000 to $689,000.

How much is the franchise fee?

The franchise fee for a new BIGGBY® franchisee is $20,000.

How much is the ongoing royalty fee?

The ongoing royalty fee for a BIGGBY® franchise is 6%.

Do you offer financing?

BIGGBY® COFFEE does not provide direct financing, however, we do have relationships with third-party lenders who can help you secure the funds necessary to launch your new business.

Do you provide a discount to veterans?

Yes! We believe that veterans make exceptional entrepreneurs, which is why we offer a half-off discount on our initial franchise fee to all qualified, honorably discharged US military veterans. We want the path to ownership to be as affordable as possible as you start your next chapter. We thank you for your service!

I’ve never owned a coffee shop business before – do you provide support?

Yes. The support and ongoing training you’ll receive is one of the key advantages of franchising with us. Our Development and Franchise Services teams provide help with site selection and buildout, marketing, operational efficiency, new product development, technology, professional development, and so much more.

Is BIGGBY® COFFEE an easy business to scale up to multi-unit ownership?

Yes. The proof of this is our franchisees – the majority of whom own multiple BIGGBY® franchise locations.

Who is the ideal franchise owner for BIGGBY® COFFEE?

We are looking for entrepreneurs with something to prove; people who are hands-on, not afraid of working hard, and are hungry for success. Our most successful franchise owners are outgoing, wired into their communities, and have a passion for making a difference in the world.

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How do I choose the right location?

We will help you! Our experienced team has built more than 390 franchised locations – and we bring this significant support to helping you find the best possible location, choosing the ideal business model for your location, as well as helping negotiate the lease agreement, and oversee the entire buildout process.

Ready to Join BIGGBY® Nation?

BIGGBY® COFFEE is actively seeking passionate entrepreneurs who are ready to make a difference. With wide-open territory available in prime markets, BIGGBY® COFFEE is an affordable, low barrier to entry business opportunity that is designed to help you build the life you love. Are you ready to make the leap? Fill out an inquiry form on this website, and a member of our team will reach out to you shortly. We can’t wait to learn more about you!

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