CEO and Co-Founder of BIGGBY COFFEE.
Our first cafe began in March of 1995, and we began franchising in 1999. We now have over 157 cafes located in 9 states. We are a 100% franchised system....meaning local ownership.
I am spending much of the year on the road visiting our cafe owners, employees and customers....these are the chronicles of my visits.
My friend Bob Fish...my erstwhile friend...I beg to differ that he became entrepreneurial the day people started asking about franchises. I have heard the BibbbyBob story often, frankly too often, and must say Bob became an entrepreneur the day he cut a deal to own a Flap Jack Shack.
But that is a small point. Biggby does employ 2,000 people. And, I gather, 1500 cows. Full time. What a guy BiggbyBob is. The originator of the bovine full employment program.
I remember the first time we got mentioned in a Crain's piece, and what a big deal that was--how cool that now you're giving the keynote at an event sponsored by Crain's? Yahoo!
Bob is a great speaker and motivator. His story is one that makes all of us want to succeed. Hard work DOES pay off. Thanks BIGGBY BOB!
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